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Early-Career Travel Grants: Applications are open for 2020
Grants offer up to $1,000 towards the costs of attending a conference.
Mental Health in Academia: What about faculty?
Hilal A Lashuel
After two heart attacks in three years, an associate professor discusses the challenges of faculty life.
Research Culture: Career choices of underrepresented and female postdocs in the biomedical sciences
W Marcus Lambert et al.
Mentorship, financial security and a positive sense of self-worth increase the likelihood that underrepresented minority and female postdocs will pursue a career in academia.
eLife Ambassadors: Going from strength to strength
From open science and reproducibility to diversity and career development, eLife Ambassadors remain active on a large number of projects.
Webinar Report: Transforming data visualisation to improve transparency and reproducibility
Help others to understand your research and make your results standout by learning how to make your figures more informative.
Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Research Culture: Co-reviewing and ghostwriting by early-career researchers in the peer review of manuscripts
Gary S McDowell et al.
Early career researchers commonly peer review manuscripts on behalf of invited reviewers, often without receiving feedback or being named to the journal.
Mental Health in Academia: A question of support
Who helps junior researchers that go through difficult times?
Mental Health in Academia: “I'm sure that sometimes I miss the signs”
A lab manager discusses how to support lab members, especially during fieldwork.
Mental Health in Academia: The unseen role of technicians
undergraduate and postgraduate students with mental health issues often turn to technicians for wellbeing support.
Mental Health in Academia: “No one likes to see friends suffering”
A postdoctoral researcher discusses how past experiences shaped the daily support they provide in the lab.
Mental Health in Academia
Edited by Elsa Loissel et al.
First Paper As PI: Hayley Sharpe
Scientist and Parent
Edited by Emma Pewsey et al.
eLife Ambassadors: Staying active on many different fronts
Early-Career Advisory Group: A review of 2018–2019
Innovation Sprint: A podcast
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