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Ford Foundation Sunsets Diversity Fellowships
For more than 50 years, the program has served as a pipeline to get more scholars of color into academic institutions.
Ford Foundation Sunsets Diversity Fellowships
Ford Foundation Sunsets Diversity Fellowships

For more than 50 years, the program has served as a pipeline to get more scholars of color into academic institutions.

For more than 50 years, the program has served as a pipeline to get more scholars of color into academic institutions.

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Agreement Reached on Research Assessment Reforms
Sophie Fessl | Aug 19, 2022 | 5 min read
The document, which was facilitated by the European Commission, establishes new benchmarks regarding how research assessments should be performed.
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Pandemic Amplifies Postdoc Struggles
Bianca Nogrady | Dec 28, 2021 | 5+ min read
Postdoctoral fellows faced challenges before COVID-19 changed the way academia functions, and these early career scientists report that things have only gotten harder.
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HHMI Kickstarts $2 Billion Initiative to Boost Diversity in STEM
Chloe Tenn | Nov 23, 2021 | 5+ min read
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute will invest the funds over 10 years across all stages of the STEM pipeline.
Push to Address Long-Standing Challenges for Parents in STEMM
Amanda Heidt | Jul 21, 2021 | 5+ min read
The organizers behind a Mothers in Science conference say that it’s time academia provide more support to researchers who are pregnant or looking after children.
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Supply Shortages Hit Life Science Labs Hard
Shawna Williams | Apr 21, 2021 | 5+ min read
The pandemic continues to make it difficult for researchers to get reagents and other materials in high demand for COVID-19 research and testing, threatening experiments’ progress and scientists’ careers.
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Q&A: Unique Circumstances for Minority Scientists During COVID-19
Asher Jones | Mar 10, 2021 | 5+ min read
Investigators from underrepresented groups have borne the brunt of the disruption to science from the pandemic, according to an opinion piece that outlines ways in which institutions can lessen the damage.
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From Nature Lover to Structural Biologist: A Scientist’s Journey
Asher Jones | Feb 26, 2021 | 5+ min read
A gift of medical books from an unlikely source spurred Chrystal Starbird’s scientific career. She talks about what motivates her research on cell surface receptors and the obstacles she has faced as a Black woman in academia.
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Survey Highlights “Shocking” Gender Bias Among PI Pay in UK
David Adam | Mar 15, 2019 | 3 min read
Young science professors, both men and women, say their institutions don’t support them with enough mentoring and resources yet ask them to teach sometimes up to 40 hours a week.