Rescuing Biomedical Research’s Writing Program is intended to help graduate students and postdocs interested in pursuing a career in science policy. Writers will work with Chris Pickett, Director of RBR, to write three posts for the RBR blog over a two-month period. The goal of the program is to give young scientists a feel for how to write about important policy issues and to prepare them for a policy career.
RBR is an organization devoted to resolving many of the administrative, logistical and conceptual barriers to a highly efficient and effective biomedical research enterprise. Writing Program blogs will explore the discussions, policies and programs affecting the biomedical research enterprise today.
Joining the program
The RBR Writing Program is intended for graduate students and postdocs who are considering applying for science policy fellowships or other policy positions in the coming year. For those interested in being an RBR writer, email Chris Pickett to set up a phone call and discuss the program in greater detail.
As a writer
Writers in the program will be write three blogs over a two-month period. The first post will analyze a recent policy issue, the second post will be a timely news piece and the topic of the third will be at the discretion of the writer. The topics of the first two pieces will be chosen by RBR staff.
Previous RBR Writers
- More rounds of grant review do not necessarily equal more funding
- Chemistry society to embrace preprint servers
- New article-level metric to measure the influence of scientific publications
- What do legal and legislative challenges mean for postdoc salaries?
- What the new NINDS grant mechanism means for postdocs
- Scientists are more than their bibliometrics
- New proposal for managing limited funding at universities
- Women in the life sciences earn less than men
- Preparing Ph.D.s for non-academic careers
- NSF funds new alliances to strengthen pathways to the professoriate for underrepresented minorities
- Challenges and strategies to increase diversity in the professoriate
- Encouraging and expanding research collaborations