Hello, chickadees and chickadoos. This week I rounded the web, which is way easier than rounding the globe – especially considering that the web is so very large – and found the latest, hottest, most exciting news about the (sometimes sorry) state of higher education! If you want to alternate between feeling angry and feeling sad, then […]
Three stories broke recently, each highlighting slightly different issues facing academia. One focuses on undergraduate students struggling to make financial ends meet. Another focuses on the increasingly difficult funding landscape that may imperil the careers of researchers. And the last looks at the growth, and disparity in growth, between large and small university and college […]
You are some of the mouthiest broads on the internet and I say that with both love and admiration. Being mouthy means not taking any shit. Being mouthy means standing up for yourself. Being mouthy means standing up for what’s right. Being mouthy means not getting pushed aside. Being mouthy is awesome. But it can […]
A disclaimer first: my perspective is from the sciences, and I understand that many fields outside of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) do not have the funding opportunities and support that I have grown to love and be super grateful for. OK, disclaimer over. Funding is great! And it’s important for the CV! And […]
Recently I was talking to a non-academic friend about life, the universe, and everything (tip of the hat to Douglas Adams), and as the conversation wound down its path, she brought up how often scientific experiments not directly related to human health are derided as big wastes of government money. Forgetting the fact that NSF […]
Last week, we talked about some of the university and departmental funding options available to graduate students. This week, we’re moving outside of the campus and into the wild, wild world of external funding.