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When it comes to early career awards in the NSF world, the Alan T Waterman Award is about as good as it gets. The awardee gets $1m over 5 years and a pretty medal. Open to any field of science, the major criteria for winning are listed as: Candidates should have demonstrated exceptional individual achievements […]
"Hey, I would like to do this fairly routine Thing, but I've never done it with a small child. I plan on doing XXXXXX to make it easier for the child and myself. Anyone have any advice?" **************************** Comments: 1. OtherParent: "Yeah, I think that's totally reasonable." 2. ParentFriend: "We did something similar and it […]
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NSF first introduced the Postdoc Mentoring Plan as a supplementary document a few years ago. At the time everyone was all: LOOK AT ME TYPING A "PLAN"! YES A PLAN! There was basically no information on what we should be writing and panels had no idea what they should be expecting. It was basically a […]
One thing that is really hard to figure out, especially as a n00b, is how many grant proposals is the "right" amount to be submitting. One has a tendency to ask those slightly more senior and that's when you get an interaction like this: @kejames currently 5 pending, all NSF. Internal prop pending. Another NSF […]
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