Guest Forum

We learn from scientists, professors, industry professionalsprogram managers, journal editors, administrators, researchers, entrepreneurs, grant reviewers, as well as the graduate students themselves.

Perspective, ideas, stories, and advice...

What is a faculty search committee looking for?​

Oliver Steinbock

Constructing a research plan

James J.
De Yoreo

Benefits of joining the National Postdoctoral Association

Emilie Purvine

Finding and applying for workshops, awards, and other opportunities during grad school


Writing a winning
NSF proposal

Alexandra T. Barth

A hitchhiker’s guide to the field trip

Conducting part of your PhD thesis research at a national lab: The DOE SCGSR Program

Amnon Ortoll-Bloch

Finding balance as a graduate student and parent

My first year as a professor at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution

Pursuing a PhD as a non-traditional student: weakness… or superpower?

Unconventional career path can be an asset to faculty applicants and new professors

Scientists, take the reins! Contribute to policy-making at a local and federal level!

PhD. More than a degree

Actionable self-care strategies can be easy, fun, and incredibly rewarding


GO-GO: Research at a U.S. Federal Research Laboratory


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