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The eLife community is working to help address some of the pressures on early-career scientists in a number of ways. Learn more about our work and advisory group, sign up for our monthly news, follow us on Twitter, and explore recent activities below.
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  1. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Científico Latino

    The application process for PhD programs in the United States disadvantages students from underrepresented groups.
  2. Early-Career Advisory Group: Applications open for candidates to join in 2021

    We’re looking for five early-career researchers to join our advisory group and help us realise our mission to transform research communication.
  3. eLife Latest: Update on our actions to promote equity, diversity and inclusion

    In the first of what will be twice-yearly reports, we outline the progress and ongoing work at eLife to tackle inequalities in research and publishing.
  4. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: GenderInSITE

    Phyllis Kalele describes how family responsibilities, a lack of mentorship, and ‘old boys’ clubs’ are some of the challenges faced by women working in science across the African continent.
  5. Ben Barres Spotlight Awards 2020: Announcing the winners

    Ten researchers have been recognised in the second edition of the Ben Barres Spotlight Awards.
  6. Early-Career Advisory Group: A review of 2019–2020

    The group looks back on its work in the last year advocating for early-career researchers.
  7. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: The STEM Village

    Matthew Sinton, founder of The STEM Village, describes how to make academic spaces more inclusive for the LGBTQ+ community.
  8. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: ASPIRES

    A longitudinal survey of young people in the UK has found that girls, working-class and minority ethnic students feel they have to work harder to be seen as ‘authentic’ science students.
  9. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Marcus Lambert

    Marcus Lambert, Assistant Dean of Diversity at Weill Cornell Medicine, describes how improving diversity in the scientific workforce is going to take more than attracting students from underrepresented groups.
  10. Ben Barres Spotlight Awards: Applications open for 2020

    Applications are now open for this year’s Ben Barres Spotlight Awards, offering scientists from groups that are underrepresented in science up to $6,000 each to use to advance their research career.