The Obstacle Course to Research Independence and Innovation: Challenges for Early-Career Scientists
- EducationTRENDS IN THE SCIENCES
Introduction Early-career scientists all over the world are often doing cutting-edge research pursuing innovative ideas and representing the broader population impacted by their scientific endeavors.…
Why have eight researcher women in STEMM left academic research, and where did they go?
- EducationInternational Journal for Academic Development
The workplace for early-career researchers (ECRs) in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) is highly competitive; ECRs urgently need to publish and attract funding to s...
Towards inclusive funding practices for early career researchers
- BusinessJournal of Science Policy & Governance
Securing research funding is a challenge faced by most scientists in academic institutions worldwide. Funding success rates for all career stages are low, but the burden falls most heavily on early…
Advancing science or advancing careers? Researchers’ opinions on success indicators
A survey with Flemish researchers found that most researchers worked far beyond their expected working schedule, and indicators related to openness, transparency, quality, and innovation were perceived as highly important in advancing science, but as relatively overlooked in career advancement.
Sociality enhances survival in science, especially for female researchers
It is shown that sociality has the strongest effect for female researchers but, regardless of gender, publishing with many diverse co-authors significantly reduces time to become a principal investigator and increases career duration, demonstrating that the value of collaboration extends beyond scientific advances, and can directly benefit the career progression and longevity of research scientists themselves.
Chaperoning junior faculty
- EducationEMBO reports
Measures and policies for institutions to better support the launch of early‐career group leaders to better handle this stress and allow them—and their host institutes—to flourish are described.
Self-Amplified Research: A Sustainable Avalanche?
We elaborate briefly on the tacit metamorphosis of scientific research evolving from the contemplative, curiosity driven phase into the industrial, profit-driven phase. It appears that the involved…
Ten simple rules to improve academic work–life balance
- EducationPLoS computational biology
Poor work–life balance can result in lower productivity and impact, stifled academic entrepreneurship, lower career satisfaction and success, lower organizational commitment, intention to leave academia, greater levels of burnout, fatigue and decreased social interactions, and poor physical and mental health.
‘Not in our Name’
- Political Science
In this paper, we draw on our collaborative work running a salon for thinking about care in STS research, which quickly became more about fostering an ethico-politics for thinking with care as a mode…
Psychology’s Replication Crisis and the Grant Culture: Righting the Ship
- PsychologyPerspectives on psychological science : a journal of the Association for Psychological Science
The past several years have been a time for soul searching in psychology, as we have gradually come to grips with the reality that some of our cherished findings are less robust than we had assumed.…
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