Call for mentors and mentees for #EEBMentorMatch: linking students from underrepresented groups with grad school and fellowship application mentors

Graduate programs still have a long way to go before they reflect the diversity of society more generally. This is a problem both because it is inherently unjust, and because science is done better when people from diverse backgrounds contribute … Continue reading

Poll on tailoring faculty job applications to the hiring institution, for faculty job applicants and search committee members

This excellent recent Small Pond Science post and subsequent comment thread (in which I participated) got me wondering about tailoring faculty job applications to the hiring institution. One can imagine three levels of customization (really, they’re three points on a … Continue reading

A few final words of encouragement for prospective applicants for the ASN Jasper Loftus-Hills Young Investigator Awards (applications due Jan. 1!) (UPDATEDx2)

The Jan. 1 application deadline for the ASN Jasper Loftus-Hills Young Investigator Awards is fast approaching. In my role as chair of the YIA committee this year, I wanted to offer a few final words of encouragement to any prospective … Continue reading

Introducing #EEBMentorMatch: linking students from minority serving institutions with application mentors

Research has demonstrated that science benefits from diversity, but graduate programs still suffer from a lack of diversity, including in terms of race/ethnicity and the type of undergraduate institutions of applicants. Meanwhile, minority-serving institutions are full of students who are … Continue reading