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== Funding Opportunities ==  
 
== Funding Opportunities ==  
 
*[http://queensu.ca/sgs/sites/webpublish.queensu.ca.sgswww/files/files/Students/Queen's%20Presentation%20Graduate%20Students%20Morning%20April%2010th.pdf Mitacs graduate and post-doc funding (for private sector /NGO internships, or academic travel scholarships)]
 
*[http://queensu.ca/sgs/sites/webpublish.queensu.ca.sgswww/files/files/Students/Queen's%20Presentation%20Graduate%20Students%20Morning%20April%2010th.pdf Mitacs graduate and post-doc funding (for private sector /NGO internships, or academic travel scholarships)]
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* [https://anneurai.net/2016/10/16/postdoctoral-fellowship-programmes/ Anne Urai's list of postdoctoral fellowship programs]
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* [https://research.jhu.edu/rdt/funding-opportunities/postdoctoral/?s=03 List of postdoctoral fellowships] from Johns Hopkins
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* [https://research.jhu.edu/rdt/funding-opportunities/early-career/ List of early career funding opportunities] by Johns Hopkins
  
 
== How to do science ==
 
== How to do science ==
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* [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4284499/ The pleasure of publishing (Malhotra & Marder, 2015)]: Elife editors' opinions on what makes an effective manuscript.  
 
* [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4284499/ The pleasure of publishing (Malhotra & Marder, 2015)]: Elife editors' opinions on what makes an effective manuscript.  
 
* [[Media:OpenScience.pdf | How to do Open Science slides]]
 
* [[Media:OpenScience.pdf | How to do Open Science slides]]
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* [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1r6nDcF43esu3xBjmk3ERAmaEHKEB75_HflSkk3zZhBk/edit Write this instead of that] - tips for better writing
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* [https://youtu.be/Ss8fNOvVozo Gunnar's MAIN 2020 "Introduction to writing scientific papers" lecture] and [[Media:MAIN2020.pdf|accompanying lecture slides]]
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* [https://research.lib.buffalo.edu/poster-presentations Designing effective posters] - compilation of resources for scientific poster design
  
 
== How to be successful ==
 
== How to be successful ==
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* [http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.462.8391&rep=rep1&type=pdf Survival Skills for Graduate School and Beyond] (Fischer and Zigmond, 1998; still very applicable)
 
* [http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.462.8391&rep=rep1&type=pdf Survival Skills for Graduate School and Beyond] (Fischer and Zigmond, 1998; still very applicable)
 
* [https://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/EWD/transcriptions/EWD06xx/EWD637.html 3 golden rules of scientific success] by Dijkstra
 
* [https://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/EWD/transcriptions/EWD06xx/EWD637.html 3 golden rules of scientific success] by Dijkstra
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* [https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-03914-5 Secrets to writing a winning grant]
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== Career development ==
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It is never to early to think about what you'd like to do in the future! This is true at any stage in your training or career. Critical (re-)evaluation of skills, goals and gaps allows for better planning and ultimately better job and happiness prospects. Take it seriously!!!
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* [http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/50516.html CIHR individual career development plans]
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* your professional digital presence on the web is crucial for future employment! Future employers look at it! Use LinkedIn, make and maintain a web site (e.g. Google Sites), use Twitter professionally, etc
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* [https://journals.plos.org/ploscompbiol/article?id=10.1371/journal.pcbi.1007163 how to give a job talk]
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* [https://www.cca-reports.ca/reports/the-labour-market-transition-of-phd-graduates/ Expert Panel on the Labour Market Transition of PhD Graduates]
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* [https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0166223621000709 5 remediation strategies to overcome the gender gap]
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== Work-life balance & mental health ==
 
== Work-life balance & mental health ==
As an undergraduate, graduate student or postdoc, as exciting a time as this is, you will face stress, frustration and deception. Your passion for science can suck up all your time and wack your physical and mental health out of balance. This can lead to a downward spiral out of which comes no good. Yes, grad school / postdoc work is hard, don't let it destroy you. So here are a few tips to avoid that in the first place.
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As an undergraduate, graduate student or postdoc, as exciting a time as this is, you will face stress, frustration and deception. Your passion for science can suck up all your time and wack your physical and mental health out of balance. This can lead to a downward spiral out of which comes no good. Yes, grad school / postdoc work is hard, don't let it destroy you. So here are a few tips to avoid that in the first place. For Queen's students, please consider contacting [https://www.queensu.ca/studentwellness/ Student Wellness Services] if you feel you could use some help...
 
* Get enough exercise and sleep!
 
* Get enough exercise and sleep!
 
* [http://www.nextscientist.com/work-life-balance-in-academia/ The Happy PhD zone]: how to maintain a work-life balance in academia
 
* [http://www.nextscientist.com/work-life-balance-in-academia/ The Happy PhD zone]: how to maintain a work-life balance in academia
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* [http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2018/08/three-reminders-help-you-thrive-not-merely-survive-grad-school Three reminders to help you thrive—not merely survive—in grad school]
 
* [http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2018/08/three-reminders-help-you-thrive-not-merely-survive-grad-school Three reminders to help you thrive—not merely survive—in grad school]
 
* [http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v545/n7654/full/nj7654-375a.html?WT.mc_id=FBK_NatureNews&sf79769979=1 Break or burn out]: a nice article in Nature
 
* [http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v545/n7654/full/nj7654-375a.html?WT.mc_id=FBK_NatureNews&sf79769979=1 Break or burn out]: a nice article in Nature
*[https://www.psychologytoday.com/files/attachments/1035/arts-foster-scientific-success.pdf Creative outlets and Scientific Success] Scientists are not more likely to have creative outlets, but the most successful ones are
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* [https://www.psychologytoday.com/files/attachments/1035/arts-foster-scientific-success.pdf Creative outlets and Scientific Success] Scientists are not more likely to have creative outlets, but the most successful ones are
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* [https://journals.plos.org/ploscompbiol/article?id=10.1371/journal.pcbi.1006914 Ten simple rules towards healthier research labs]
  
 
== Resources for organizing a scientific project ==
 
== Resources for organizing a scientific project ==
*[https://towardsdatascience.com/how-to-keep-your-research-projects-organized-part-1-folder-structure-10bd56034d3a] How to keep your research projects organized, part 1: folder structure
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* [https://towardsdatascience.com/how-to-keep-your-research-projects-organized-part-1-folder-structure-10bd56034d3a How to keep your research projects organized, part 1: folder structure]
*[http://nikola.me/folder_structure.html] Setting up an Organised Folder Structure for Research Projects
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* [http://nikola.me/folder_structure.html Setting up an Organised Folder Structure for Research Projects]
*[https://www.data.cam.ac.uk/data-management-guide/organising-your-data] Organising your data
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* [https://www.data.cam.ac.uk/data-management-guide/organising-your-data Organising your data]
*[http://help.osf.io/m/bestpractices/l/611391-organizing-files] OSF Guidelines
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* [http://help.osf.io/m/bestpractices/l/611391-organizing-files OSF Guidelines]
*[https://journals.plos.org/ploscompbiol/article?id=10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000424] A Quick Guide to Organizing Computational Biology Projects
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* [https://journals.plos.org/ploscompbiol/article?id=10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000424 A Quick Guide to Organizing Computational Biology Projects]
*[https://evernote.com/] Evernote: Note taking app
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* [https://evernote.com/ Evernote: Note taking app]
*[https://trello.com/] Trello: Collaborate and share notes
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* [https://trello.com/ Trello: Collaborate and share notes]
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* [https://journals.plos.org/ploscompbiol/article?id=10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005510 Good enough practices for scientific computing]
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* [https://www.hhmi.org/science-education/programs/making-right-moves?s=03 Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty] - AMAZING free online book
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* [https://online.ucpress.edu/collabra/article/7/1/18684/115927/Easing-Into-Open-Science-A-Guide-for-Graduate?s=03 How to ease into Open Science] - a tutorial guide
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== Teaching resources ==
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* [https://eddl.tru.ca/eddl-5141-online-teaching-and-learning/ Online Teaching and Learning] course - a how-to from course design to student motivation
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* [https://theprofessorisin.com/2017/10/27/looking-presentable-on-webcam-a-guest-post/ Looking presentable on webcam] ("professor is in" guest post)
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* [https://ropensci.org/commcalls/2018-10-16/?s=03 Code review in the lab...]

Latest revision as of 14:52, 21 October 2021

Funding Opportunities

How to do science

How to be successful


Career development

It is never to early to think about what you'd like to do in the future! This is true at any stage in your training or career. Critical (re-)evaluation of skills, goals and gaps allows for better planning and ultimately better job and happiness prospects. Take it seriously!!!


Work-life balance & mental health

As an undergraduate, graduate student or postdoc, as exciting a time as this is, you will face stress, frustration and deception. Your passion for science can suck up all your time and wack your physical and mental health out of balance. This can lead to a downward spiral out of which comes no good. Yes, grad school / postdoc work is hard, don't let it destroy you. So here are a few tips to avoid that in the first place. For Queen's students, please consider contacting Student Wellness Services if you feel you could use some help...

Resources for organizing a scientific project

Teaching resources