The National Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship

The Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship provides a unique educational experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. This fellowship is for current graduate students …

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Society of Physics Students Internships

Through the SPS summer internship program, physics undergraduates are placed in organizations that utilize their knowledge, experience and energy to advance meaningful assignments relevant to the organization and the advancement of physics more generally. Participating organizations assign one or more …

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NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.…

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Opportunities with NASA: One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) Student Online Application for NASA Internships, Fellowships, and Scholarships

Opportunities with NASA: One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) Student Online Application for NASA Internships, Fellowships, and Scholarships

OSSI is a NASA-wide system for the recruitment, application, selection and career development of undergraduate and graduate students primarily in science, technology, engineering …

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NOAA Climate and Global Change Fellowship

The overarching purpose of the program is to help create and train the next generation of leading researchers needed for climate studies. Anticipating the large amounts of data that was gathered from NOAA efforts, such as TOGA and TOGA COARE …

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Postdocs Applying Climate Expertise Fellowship Program

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: …

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NCAR Advanced Study Program

The Advanced Study Program (ASP) is unique in its encompassing support of NCAR goals and objectives. The ASP mission, broadly defined, is to help NCAR and the scientific communities it serves prepare for the future. We work across scientific disciplines …

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Safety while working in the field

Fieldwork plays an important role in initiating students into the geoscience community of practice, providing learning opportunities not possible through classroom lectures, lab work, or computer exercises alone [Mogk and Goodwin, 2012]. It’s no wonder, then, that fieldwork is a …

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SSSA Congressional Science Fellowship

From the webpage: “The Congressional Science Fellowship Program is unique opportunity for [Soil Science] 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 …

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Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)

ORISE offers hundreds of science education experiences at national laboratories and federal agencies.

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) administers a broad range of internships, scholarships, fellowships and research experiences. These programs are available to science and …

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NOAA Student Opportunitity

Multiple opportunities with NOAA for undergraduate students.
The Student Opportunities website is designed to provide information about educational opportunities that are available throughout NOAA. Information on scholarships, internships and fellowships including a brief description of each program; application deadline; award …

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The Dissertation Coach

This company is focused on helping graduate students finish their thesis or dissertation and making graduate school a positive learning experience.One person indicated that they had attended seminars presented by Alison Miller, a dissertation and life coach from the Dissertation …

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Jo Van Every.ca

Imagine the academic life you would really like to have.
It would include all the best parts of what you have now. It might also include some things you wish you had but have set aside as impossible dreams.

What …

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Journal of Science Communication

The Journal of Science Communication is an online, open-access journal focused on the relationship between scientific research and the media. Since the world of communication and the scientific community are now undergoing a rapid and uncertain transition, JCOM wants to …

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Leopold Leadership Program

Scientific research provides knowledge that is needed for innovations and breakthroughs for sustainability. The Leopold Leadership Program provides outstanding academic researchers with the skills, approaches, and theoretical frameworks for translating their knowledge to action and for catalyzing change to address …

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Joint Fire Science Program

FireScience.gov is your one-stop source to access fire science information, resources and funding announcements for scientists, fire practitioners and decision makers.

We are committed to improving your access to fire science information. On this site, you can:

-Apply for funding…

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Leadership Training fro Early Career Researchers

A decade ago, the “sink or swim” culture was widespread in research. But academic institutions across the United States and Europe are now investing resources in helping young researchers gain the skills they need for climbing the career ladder. Top …

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Leaks in the pipeline

Family issues can cause women to abandon academia at every rung of the career ladder. Policy- makers have addressed some ways to get more women on to the lower rungs of the ladder. But solutions at the higher steps — …

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Improving Your Success in AGU Honors

To reduce the barriers for engagement and success in this essential scientific enterprise, the American Geophysical Union is working to build a more transparent culture around the awards and nomination process.…

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International Contact and Research Performance

The scope of this article is to illuminate the relationship between degree of international contact and research performance among researchers in small countries. Comparisons are done between the natural, medical and social sciences, technology and the humanities. Three indicators on …

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Informal relations

Women are more likely to realize career benefits from informal relationships with colleagues and others if they are in a discipline that comprises at least 15% women and are not simply tokens, finds
a study.…

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How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper

An essential guide for succeeding in today’s competitive environment, this book provides beginning scientists and experienced researchers with practical advice on writing about their work and getting published. This new, updated edition discusses the latest print and Internet resources. Preparing, …

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Housework Is an Academic Issue

Scientists are likely not to be interested in thinking about housework. Since René Descartes, Western culture has stringently separated matters of mind from body. Housework is, however, related to the life of the mind. Scientists wear clean clothes to the …

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Immigrants’ Success in Science Education and Careers

Written by ESWN member, Gyami Shrestha.

“The contribution of immigrants to the scientific and technological innovation and
progress of the United States is significant. Beyond the existing statistics describing their
status, this study explored the factors driving such immigrants’ success …

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Igniting Girls’ Interest in Science

Girls’ interest, participation, and achievement in science decline as they advance in grade levels. For example, in fourth grade, the number of girls and boys who like math and science is about the same, but by eighth grade, twice as …

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GSA Congressional Science Fellowship

From the webpage: “Put your expertise to work helping shape science and technology policy on Capitol Hill. The GSA-USGS Congressional Science Fellow spends a year working as a staff member for a Member of Congress or congressional committee.” Part of …

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Hiring Authorities: Students and Recent Graduates

The Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Federal Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. Successful applicants are placed in a dynamic, developmental …

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Going Alt-Ac: How to Begin

Maybe you have become disenchanted with academia and/or the academic job search, or you have recently discovered the numerous possibilities outside of the university. Perhaps you have known from the beginning that a different path calls to you, or maybe …

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Google Faculty Research Awards

At Google, we are committed to developing new technologies to help our users find and use information. While we do significant in-house research and engineering, we also maintain strong ties with academic institutions worldwide pursuing innovative research in core areas …

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Heatstroke: Nature in an Age of Global Warming

Around the world, climate change is indicated by natural events-especially in shifting migration routes-leading to results familiar (species die-out) and unexpected-like the discovery of a heretofore unprecedented “pizzly,” a bear cub with one polar parent and one grizzly. In this …

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Hope for Graduate School Childbirth Policies

A majority of prospective and current female graduate students believe that academia is incompatible with a fulfilling family life. These concerns are exacerbated when institutional support regarding childbirth is unstated, incoherent across disciplines, or informal in nature.…

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Harassment in Science, Replicated

As an undergraduate student in biology, I spent several weeks in Costa Rica one summer with an older graduate student on a research project deep in the cloud forest. It was just the two of us, and upon arriving at …

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Geoscience Policy Internships and Fellowships with AGI

Be a Geoscience Policy Intern with the American Geosciences Institute! The Geoscience Policy Program represents the geoscience community in Washington DC, and actively works with Congress and federal agencies to foster sound public policy in areas that affect geoscientists, including …

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Girls on Ice

A mountaineering adventure and learning experience for young women. Girls on Ice is a unique, FREE, wilderness science education program for high school girls. Each year two teams of 9 teenage girls and 3 instructors spend 12 days exploring and …

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Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast

David Archer’s book is an accessible, entertaining, but detailed account of how scientists are trying to predict future climate change. It is an excellent book and should be the first port of call for anyone wanting to delve deeper into …

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Gender Relations as a Particular Form of Social Relations

The attempt by Foord and Gregson (1986) to reconceptualize ’patriarchy’ through realist methods of analysis is excellent. We find ourselves in particular agreement with their arguments concerning the superiority of the concept ’gender relations’ over ’gender roles’, and with their …

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Geek Feminism Blog

The Geek Feminism blog exists to support, encourage, and discuss issues facing women in geek communities, including science and technology, gaming, SF fandom, and more.…

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From Summers to Sommers

Lest anyone think the academic world has settled into a consensus on the status of women in the sciences during the two years since a very public controversy thrust the issue onto the national stage, Christina Hoff Sommers all but …

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Gender imbalance in US geoscience academia

Geoscientists explain women’s under-representation in our field along three dominant themes: the structure of academia, historically low numbers of women, and women’s views and choices. Which factor they perceive as most important depends overwhelmingly on their gender.…

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Faculty for the Future Program

The Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Program supports outstanding women from developing countries in their pursuit of advanced Graduate Studies in STEM at leading universities worldwide.

The program also has an extended mission to encourage community building through in-person …

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Finding a Job

The post graduate degree job hunt varies widely across the disciplines. The process for securing a job with an MBA will look much different than hunting for an academic home for your PhD. While excellent programs and professors will provide …

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Find Jobs: Vitae

The Chronicle of Higher Education contains job searches for careers in academia, educational organizations, for-profit organizations, and non-profits/government organizations.…

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Four Ways Women Stunt Their Careers Unintentionally

Looking back through scores of interviews we’ve conducted in the course of training and coaching engagements, and returning to the 360 reports, these are the four specific low-confidence behaviors cited by managers (male and female alike):
-Being overly modest
-Not …

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Earth: The Operator’s Manual

Since the discovery of fire, humans have been energy users and always will be. And this is a good thing-our mastery of energy is what separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom and has allowed us to be …

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EPA Funding Opportunities

Supporting high quality research by the nation’s leading scientists and engineers to improve EPA’s scientific basis for decisions on national environmental issues.…

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Ecological Society of America (ESA) awards

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) sponsors multiple awards annually for a range of career levels. ESA encourages nominations from traditionally underrepresented groups and also have an awards specifically for the commitment to increasing diversity of future ecologists. Information on …

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Encounters with the Archdruid

In “Encounters with the Archdruid” John McFee recounts three episodes in the life of famous environmental activist David Brower. The three people he encounters are a geologist, a land developer, and a dam builder.According to a review from the Wall …

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El tesoro de una científica rebelde

Ana Roqué de Duprey (1853-1933) was an educator, suffragist, and one of the founders of the University of Puerto Rico. This article talks about her book “Botánica antillana” in which she described more than 6,000 species of plants and trees. …

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Enough is Enough

Power differentials among individuals are inevitable and they certainly exist in academia, where power comes from the perception that an individual is more influential and has greater access to resources than the majority of their peer group. This influence then …

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Dual-Career Couples and Academic Science

Society is increasingly accepting women in the work force, couples are having fewer children and sharing more responsibilities, and employers are increasingly faced with the task of recruiting and accommodating both men and women who are making career decisions constrained …

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Does gender matter?

The suggestion that women are not advancing in science because of innate inability is being taken seriously by some high-profile academics. Ben A. Barres explains what is wrong with the hypothesis.…

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