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Don’t lose focus on grad student interviews!

It is again time to interview next year’s potential grad students. They have flown in from all over the country and will be spending a few days with us. Our current grad students will let us know how collegial they … Continue reading

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Exactly how an NSF panel functions

It is kind of side information as to exactly how a panel works because it doesn’t tell you to write clear, excellent proposals with careful methods that address important questions with sufficient preliminary data to convince the panel as to … Continue reading

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Top ten reasons you did not get funding for your NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG)

1. You did not explain the main question clearly. 2. You did not tie your work to what had already been done. 3. You did not explain how your experiments would address the question. 4. There was a flaw in … Continue reading

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How to write an effective Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG)

A Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG) is a wonderful way to support some of your Ph.D. research if you are in evolution, ecology, or behavior. This funding comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and funds part, not all, of your … Continue reading

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