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Four Ways to Fund Your Research
August 15, 2016

Whether you want to change the world through engineering a cutting-edge invention or crafting a transcendent work of art (Hamilton, we’re looking at you), you likely need something beyond your earth-shattering brilliance to make it happen. That something? Money. Luckily, plenty of funding sources exist aimed at helping researchers, artists, teachers and others get their projects off the ground and up and running. Wondering where to start? These four avenues can help.


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Great Thinkers Who Tried and Failed
August 1, 2016
Doctoral research can be frustrating and thankless, and PhDs often feel as if they've failed or don't have the skills to complete their work. At points like these, it's easy to forget that even the greatest thinkers didn't always succeed on their first try. But, as the saying goes, invention is one ...

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Tips for Keeping Things Interesting While Teaching as a PhD
July 18, 2016
We’ve all had amazing, interesting and inspiring teachers. The impact of these fulfilling classroom experiences stay with us long after we’ve moved onto other courses, programs, and careers. Conversely, however, we’ve also had teachers who fail to inspire, an experience which can n...

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Finding the Funding for PhDs
July 4, 2016
Considering getting a PhD but think you can’t afford it? Think again. The truth is that a multitude of scholarships, grants and other funding opportunities are available aimed at supporting PhD students. We’ve not only rounded up just a few of the many options out there, but we&rsqu...

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Five Ways PhDs Can Improve Communication Skills
June 20, 2016
People often cite public speaking as a number one fear – ahead of dying and being alone. But for modern doctoral students, public speaking and communication have become an important, if not essential parts of their career trajectory. Here's how to improve and perfect your public speaking and c...

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Should You Commercialize Your Research?
June 6, 2016
While scholars pursue Ph.D.s for many reasons, the goal of making a contribution to the advancement of knowledge in a particular area usually tops the list of things people think about when contemplating this advanced degree. However, an increasing number of doctoral students are taking their resear...

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Why Switch from Industry to Academia
May 23, 2016
Most PhDs working in industry sectors believe that it's either difficult or impossible to return to academia. And while industry careers aren't particularly conducive to the types of research and publishing necessary for academic positions, universities and research institutes are increasingly inter...

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How to Have a Career and Write Your Thesis Too
May 9, 2016
Traditional full-time PhD students can find it difficult to balance their studies and personal lives, and for many a PhD is a full-on, full-time commitment that consumes much of their time and attention. But for PhD students working full- or part-time jobs outside of academia, the study-life balance...

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Three Reasons Why It’s Never Too Late to Get a PhD
April 18, 2016
French woman Colette Bourlier made the news last month when she earned high distinction for her doctoral thesis on immigration workers. While that in itself is a notable accomplishment, what makes Bourlier’s feat truly remarkable was her age at the time: Bourlier was 91, although she had start...

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Earning a PhD? Prepare to Answer These Five Strange Questions
March 21, 2016
Even though universities across the globe are sending more and more PhDs out into the world every year, widespread misconceptions still linger about what’s involved with getting, having and being a PhD. To solve you the headache -- and maybe even give you a laugh or two in the process -- we&rs...

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January 11, 2019

Podcasts have skyrocketed in popularity over the past few years. And while we mostly think of them in the context of entertainment, they are also aliv...


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December 13, 2018

Earlier this year in Nairobi, the South Korean government announced that it would provide $9 million to support the Regional Scholarship and Innovatio...