"Sex and the citadel of science" by Michelle Francl
One hundred years on from Marie Curie being awarded her second Nobel Prize there has been only a handful of female scientists who have received the call from Stockholm. Why are women still under-represented? A lack of ability or passion, or could it be that we create labs into which women don't quite fit?
2011 Lasker Awards Honor Medical Research Pioneers
New York, Sept. 12, 2011 — The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, which for 66 years has championed the greatest advances in medical research, announced today the winners of the 2011 Lasker Awards: Franz-Ulrich Hartl and Arthur L. Horwich for basic medical research, Tu Youyou for clinical research and The Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health for public service. The Lasker Awards — considered among the most respected science prizes in the world — honor visionaries whose insight and perseverance have led to dramatic advances that will prevent disease and prolong life.
NIH announces 79 awards to encourage creative ideas in science
The National Institutes of Health announced that it is awarding $143.8 million to challenge the status quo with innovative ideas that have the potential to propel fields forward and speed the translation of research into improved health for the American public.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Collaborative Research Travel Grants
This program provides up to $15,000 in support for researchers from degree-granting institutions to travel either domestically or internationally to a laboratory to acquire a new research technique, to facilitate a collaboration, or to attend a laboratory/lecture course. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or currently studying in a Ph.D. program in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, statistics, or engineering interested in investigating research opportunities in the biological sciences. Biologists interested in working with physical scientists, mathematicians, engineers, chemists, statisticians, or computer scientists to incorporate their ideas and approaches to answering biological questions are eligible.
- Grants.gov Announces "Small Business Innovation Research / Small Business Technology Transfer"
- Nominations Are Now Open for the 2012 Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award
- Nominations Deadline 12/15/11 L'Oreal USA Fellowships For Women in Science
- Rosalind Franklin Society Announces "Not Next Time!" Campaign to Ensure that Women Scientists are not Considered as an Afterthought for Awards
- Women Overlooked in the 2011 Nobel Prizes in Science