Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Student Research Fellowships
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has announced the fourth year of their graduate fellowship program for non-US graduate students doing research in a bio-medical field, broadly defined.
Boston University has been invited to nominate up to 7 students and is seeking eligible graduate students who want to be nominated.
More details about the fellowship may be found at http://www.hhmi.org/
DEADLINE: Noon, Friday November 1
Women in Science and Engineering: 50 Must-Read Bloggers
You’ll find something interesting, inspiring, or simply refreshing!
Boston University Graduate Student Parental Policy:
The BU Healthcare and Parental Policy is one of the weakest graduate student plans in the Boston area. There is no official parental policy for BU graduate students, only a Dean’s Fellowship to cover Healthcare fees and continuing student fees for one semester is available upon request.
The policy requires a number of changes. Please read the PDF attached to see a proposed Graduate Student Healthcare policy. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you care to get involved in the changes. PDF
Women in Science Report Released March 2010: Why So Few?
In an era when women are increasingly prominent in medicine, law and business, why are there so few women scientists and engineers? A new research report by AAUW presents compelling evidence that can help to explain this puzzle.
American Association for University Women released a report on the status of women in science and engineering March 29, 2010.
Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology
Inspiring speech by Padmasree Warrior’s at the Women of Vision conference Keynote Speech: Padmasree Warrior is the CTO of Cisco
Lauren Celano’s powerpoint presentation on networking
These slides are filled with helpful tips on networking! Networking_Celano
Some Do’s and Don’ts while networking
Take a look at these slides on Informational Interviewing
Other fellowship resources and helpful tips:
A comprehensive list of fellowships
Application tips to make yours the best it can be
A good timeline to follow when applying to the NSF GRFP (or any other fellowship!)
NSF GRFP application resources
Other Useful links
BU’s policy about maternity leave:
Literature of interest:
Re-Entering the science workforce: Science magazine 2009
Paycheck Feminism: Ms. Magazine 2009