NOAA offers many funding opportunities.…Read More
Check here for funding opportunities from the NOAA Climate Program Office.…Read More
Scientopia is a collective of people who write about science because they love to do so. It is a community, held together by mutual respect and operated by consensus, in which people can write, educate, discuss, and learn about science …Read More
What women need to know about leading in today’s organizations.…Read More
This blog is led by an ESWN member!
“This blog is fairly free form and aims to help (mostly) graduates students work on their writing and communication skills. We cover anything oceanographic, marine biology/ecology or policy based, looking for submissions …Read More
These blogs are postings from various scientists doing field work around the world.…Read More
Girls are still lagging in the classroom when it comes to math – which has a big impact on tomorrow’s workforce, especially considering the important role the technology industry will play in the economy of the future. According to a …Read More
James Gross, a psychology professor at Stanford University, has a 13-year-old daughter who loves math and science. It hasn’t occurred to her yet that that’s unusual, he says. “But I know in the next couple of years, it will.”
She’s …Read More
In a New England pub after a conference, our male academic colleagues shrug their collective shoulders at the gender imbalance; in their opinion, women drop out of science because their hormones make them “different”. As women in science know all …Read More
Wikipedia wants to help improve the world’s access to knowledge about women scientists. There are lots of biographies of scientists that need to be started or improved.…Read More
Listen to stories about fascinating women working and learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields; and learn about programs and practices throughout the U.S. designed to broaden the participation of women in STEM.…Read More
Recently, the quantum molecular science world was in uproar. The preliminary list of approximately 25 speakers for the International Congress of Quantum Chemistry (ICQC) was published online, with no women speakers listed. One reaction to this list was to set …Read More
SciGirls is a show for kids ages 8-12 that showcases bright, curious real tween girls putting science and engineering to work in their everyday lives. Each half-hour episode follows a different group of middle school girls, whose eagerness to find …Read More
Successful grant proposals are ones in which the project goals and objectives of the grantee and those of the granter are in agreement, and the recipient has convinced the provider that the proposed plan described for bringing about the goals …Read More
HEI is a nonprofit corporation chartered in 1980 as an independent research organization to provide high-quality, impartial, and relevant science on the health effects of air pollution.
To accomplish its mission, HEI
• Identifies the highest priority areas for health …
We encourage girls of all colors and backgrounds to bring their whole selves to the learning, exploration, and discovery of the universe.
By integrating creative strategies such as free writing and theater exercises, we’ve created a new, innovative astronomy curriculum …Read More
-To provide opportunities and resources for faculty employed at universities, with an emphasis on UCAR member universities and academic affiliates and early career faculty, to work in residence at NCAR, and
-To enable NCAR Scientists (Staff, Project, and …
The UCAR Center for Science Education engages people in the wonder and relevance of science. The Center is comprised of staff with expertise in the atmospheric and related sciences and science education. Major program areas include formal (K-12) education, informal …Read More
Supporting research in science and technology is an important part of NASA’s overall mission. NASA solicits this research through the release of various research announcements in a wide range of science and technology disciplines. NASA uses a peer review process …Read More
The Seismological Society of America offers several awards annually for a variety of career levels. Information on the award types and nomination procedures are on the website.…Read More
A list of recent peer-reviewed articles about women in science…Read More
We have all heard the disturbing reports: We need a million new STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) graduates, we’re in a crisis. We, as a society, seem to be suffering some kind of cognitive dissonance though, because with equal …Read More
The Joyful Professor is designed to help you be a productive and successful professor without sacrificing your own needs. Written by a professor who has been there and found a better life, the Joyful Professor will guide you through a …Read More
Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Special Publications Series.
Whether you are a science undergraduate or graduate student, post-doc or senior scientist, you need practical career development advice. Put Your Science to Work: The Take-Charge Career …Read More
AGU administers programs to provide travel and research support for student and early-career Earth and space scientists.…Read More
Possibly the most graphic treatment of global warming that has yet been published, Six Degrees is what readers of Al Gore’s best-selling An Inconvenient Truth or Ross Gelbspan’s Boiling Point will turn to next. Written by the acclaimed author of …Read More
An urgent and provocative call to action from the world’s leading climate scientist—speaking out here for the first time with the full story of what we need to know about humanity’s last chance to get off the path to a …Read More
“if you want to scare yourself silly, read Water Follies, by Robert Glennon. In it you’ll learn how America is irrigating itself to death-just like the Sumerians-while sucking its groundwater aquifers dry.”-TORONTO GLOBE & MAIL…Read More
This book does not set out once more to raise the alarm to encourage us to take radical measures to head off climate chaos. There have been any number of books and reports in recent years explaining just how dire …Read More
This is a great article about writing successful grants from PE Bourne and LM Chalupa (2006).…Read More
Check out “The Eloquent Woman”, a blog focused on “inspiration, ideas and information to help women with public speaking techniques, eloquence and confidence.”
Inspiration, ideas and information to help women build public speaking content, confidence and credibility. Denise Graveline is …Read More
Watch the video “Science: Becoming the Messenger” sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation. It outlines a 2012 workshop that involved interactive science communication, writing, and media activities.…Read More
The Yale Project on Climate Change Communication:
-Conducts research on public climate knowledge, risk perceptions, decision-making and behavior;
-Designs and tests new strategies to engage the public in climate science and solutions;
-Empowers educators and communicators with the knowledge and …
Michael Alley’s book The Craft of Scientific Writing.…Read More
If the reader is to grasp what the writer means, the writer must understand what the reader needs
Science is often hard to read. Most people assume that its difficulties are born out of necessity, out of the extreme complexity …Read More
Writing for Publication deals with a number of generic issues around academic writing (including intellectual property rights) and then considers writing refereed journal articles, books and book chapters in detail as well as other, less common, forms of publication for …Read More
By Ernst Peter Fischer, Carol Lipson, and Max Delbruck.
Published in 1995.…
How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don’t understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking …Read More
Why is it so hard to make lasting changes in our companies, in our communities, and in our own lives?
The primary obstacle is a conflict that’s built into our brains, say Chip and Dan Heath, authors of the critically …Read More
Nature Education provides dozens of resources to help scientists master communication in and out of the science world.
What information should you include in an abstract, and in what order? How can you get your message across in an oral …Read More
The Earth Science Jobs Network (ES_Jobs_Net) is a service provided by ESWN to the broader scientific community. Both men and women are welcome to join ES_Jobs_Net, and individuals can post jobs to the list without joining the list. Please note …Read More
Sample interview questions from Columbia University…Read More
The Chronicle of Higher Education provides an article about what to expect in a first-round interview.…Read More
If you’re looking for a faculty teaching position, look at these tips for a successful phone interview.…Read More
Article about applying for a job outside of academia…Read More
The worst they can say is no. That’s the advice a new Ph.D. receives about negotiating with a department that has extended a job offer. Sure, you might not get everything you want, but there’s no harm in trying. This …Read More
You can invest in science communication and advocacy training through the Union of Concerned Scientists: Citizens and Scientists for Environmental Solutions.
“Our scientists and engineers develop and implement innovative, practical solutions to some of our planet’s most pressing problems—from combating …Read More
Provides many links to information and resources, including programs and scholarships for undergraduate students.…Read More
Provides many links to resources and opportunities, such as programs and fellowships for graduate students.…Read More
In the GO3 Project students at more than 100 schools in 25 countries around the world measure air pollutants and upload their data to a public database for graphing and display on Google Earth. Ground level ozone is measured in …Read More
What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after graduation? This book, the conclusion of a fifteen-year study of nearly one hundred college teachers in a wide variety of fields and universities, offers valuable answers …Read More
Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI) has just published a major revision of their guidebook for search committees. While the link is a preview, you can order the full guidebook.…Read More
Presidential Management Fellows, graduates including those with MS, PhD, JD, etc., receive 2 years of classroom training, work assignments, and developmental assignments related to leadership, management, and policy.
The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is administered by the U.S. Office …Read More
Presidential Innovation Fellows are private, non-governmental, and academic professionals. They are paired with innovators from the government to develop solutions to national problems.
The Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIF) program brings the principles, values, and practices of the innovation economy into …Read More
Businesses and government organizations are placing increasing emphasis on technology transfer – moving research out of the lab and into practice. Increasingly, science researchers are participating in technology transfer efforts by starting or joining entrepreneurial ventures, by working for larger …Read More
‘What do researchers do?’ is a series of publications exploring the destinations and career paths of doctoral graduates and how they contribute to society, culture and economy.…Read More
Pathways to Science is a project of the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) that supports pathways to the STEM fields. They place particular emphasis on connecting underrepresented groups with STEM programs, funding, mentoring, and resources. Use this website to find …Read More
NCAR & UCAR host hundreds of visitors each year: university faculty, lab scientists, professionals, and students. Look here for summer internships, fellowships, workshops, and opportunities for scientific visits—from a few days to a sabbatical.
The public is invited to explore …Read More
A witty, accessible guide full of concrete advice for anyone contemplating the jump from scholarship to the outside world, “So What Are You Going to Do with That?” covers topics ranging from career counseling to interview etiquette to translating skills …Read More
Whether you are a science undergraduate or graduate student, post-doc or senior scientist, you need practical career development advice. Put Your Science to Work: The Take-Charge Career Guide for Scientists can help you explore all your options and develop dynamite …Read More
Science Careers blog post outlines some alternative science careers and links to more information about them.…Read More
Jump start your job search with detailed advice from a hiring manager! Whether you are just finishing up your bachelor’s degree or have a PhD and years of experience in academia, making the transition to the non-academic world can be …Read More
The UC-Santa Cruz Science Communication Program, a post-graduate program for scientists at all levels, is a year-long science writing program. Through classroom work and diverse internships, graduates of the program learn to communicate science to the public and make a …Read More
he Congressional Science Fellowship Program is unique opportunity for Society members with an interest in working at the intersection of science and government. For almost 30 years, a graduate student member has been selected to spend one year in Washington …Read More
The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.
Based in Washington, D.C., The Chronicle has more than 70 writers, editors, and international correspondents.…Read More
The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community of over 71,000 graduate students, post-docs, and faculty members. We are 100% dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers. …Read More
Dr. Susan Robison provides personal and professional coaching.
If you are a college professor or administrator who wants to make a difference while you are making a living … you’ve come to the right place. Educators who live and work …Read More
On the Cutting Edge is a program developed to provide professional development resources for early career faculty in the geosciences. The On the Cutting Edge Professional Development Program for Geoscience Faculty brings together workshops, websites, and research activities to support …Read More
Access to Tomorrows-Professor eNewlsetter (or you can sign up to receive it in your inbox) with postings twice weekly, usually on Monday and Thursday mornings, Pacific Standard Time. The eNewsletter seeks to foster a diverse, world-wide teaching and learning ecology …Read More
feeling overwhelmed by all the demands on your time? this website has several resources that you can utilize to “get help with the climb” — including online writing groups as well as group and individual coaching for all career stages.…Read More
This company is focused on helping graduate students finish their thesis or dissertation and making graduate school a positive learning experience. Some members have indicated that they have attended seminars presented by Alison Miller, a dissertation and life coach from …Read More
This is an intensive leadership development program in San Francisco that consists of 10 3-hr group sessions, plus one on one meeting with the teacher. Costs $6000.…Read More
myIDP, or Individual Development Plan, is a tool to help you identify your skills, interests, and values related to science careers. IDP assists in figuring out how to leverage your expertise into a career.
– Exercises to help …
‘What do researchers do?’ is a series of publications exploring the destinations and career paths of doctoral graduates and how they contribute to society, culture and economy.
What do researchers do? is designed to help:
– doctoral researchers, research staff …
The Versatile PhD helps graduate students prepare for and identify non-academic careers. You have the option of joining the free community as well as subscribing to some premium content.…Read More
Article about successfully applying for a non-academic job. Includes suggestions for quantifying academic success in terms that will be understood by a non-academic hiring committee.…Read More
Example resumes, CVs, and cover letters for different fields.…Read More
Dr. Karen Kelsky’s advice on writing research statements.…Read More
A BUNCH of pdfs on all the different components of an academic job search (including what to do after you get an offer and start a job).…Read More
Dr. Karen Kelsky’s Eight Pitfalls of the Dreaded Teaching Statement.…Read More
Funny and helpful advice about writing teaching statements from a faculty member who’s read lots of them.…Read More
From the webpage: “As you prepare to write your statement, reflect on your goals for teaching in your discipline or area of expertise. In determining your goals, consider not only your content objectives, but also the ways of thinking or …Read More
a discussion of work-life balance issues from a working woman, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, a professor at Harvard Business school…Read More
a discussion of work-life balance issues from a working woman, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, a professor at Harvard Business school…Read More
NSF started its Career-Life Balance Initiative to provide incentives to institutions that create gender-neutral policies and practices. The goal is to ensure that all personnel can address lifestyle responsibilities. The article is followed by links outlining federal career-life balance policies …Read More
Nicolas and Gordon 2011 A quick guide to writing a solid peer review, EOS.
Scientific integrity and consensus rely on the peer review process, a defining feature of scientific discourse that subjects the literature forming the foundation of credible …
The NCAR Advanced Studies Program offers postdoctoral fellowships, a faculty fellowship program, and a graduate student visitors program. From the webpage: “The ASP mission, broadly defined, is to help NCAR and the scientific communities it serves prepare for the future. …Read More
From the webpage: “The mission of the NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) is to promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U. S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities …Read More
NOAA offers a number of opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in research projects.…Read More
From the webpage: “The Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success in Earth System Science (MS PHD’S®) initiative was developed by and for underrepresented minorities with the overall purpose of facilitating our increased participation in Earth system science.
The …Read More
Tips from Purdue on writing an academic job cover letter.…Read More
Collection of sample application materials for postdoctoral and faculty positions. Super helpful annotated pdfs – this is mostly oriented towards biomedical fields, but most of the advice is probably good for anyone.…Read More
Info and examples for applying to academic jobs.…Read More
Info for the academic job search from UC Irvine.…Read More
From the post: (Dec. 9, 2012) “This is going to be the first in a series of three blog posts on getting a faculty job in Computer Science. Part one is about applying for the job. Part two will be …Read More
List of links to other posts on Small Pond Science “designed to advise and inform those who are applying for positions at teaching-centered institutions.”…Read More
Tips and an example. From the pdf: “In the academic job market, your letter of application is an extremely important part of your job application. This letter is the first time you are introducing yourself to a potential employer;
ORISE offers hundreds of science education experiences (including internships, fellowships and scholarships) at national laboratories and federal agencies. These internships are for undergraduates, graduate students, recent graduates, postdocs, K-12 teachers, and faculty.…Read More
The goal of this postdoctoral program is to grow the pool of scientists qualified to transfer advances in climate science and climate prediction into climate-related decision framework(s) and decision tools. The program pairs early-career climate scientists with two co-hosting institutions: …Read More