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Gloria, Christian T.; Steinhardt, Mary A. – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Universities increasingly value the contribution of postdoctoral fellows (postdocs) toward organizational success, yet this group is often the most overlooked and underserved compared to others in higher education (namely, students, faculty, and staff). Despite the stressful and challenging nature of the profession, it is critical for postdocs to…
Descriptors: Fellowships, Emotional Response, Participation, Supervisors
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Merry, Lisa; Jarvis, Kimberly; Kupoluyi, Joseph; Lual, Jomama One Jomama – Journal of Research Practice, 2017
There is very little written regarding developing the skills of doing peer reviews. In this piece we use our own experience as postdoctoral fellows to offer our reflections on how to get the most out of doing peer reviews as a trainee researcher. We touch upon the variety and complexity of peer reviews, the debates concerning the nature and…
Descriptors: Postdoctoral Education, Peer Evaluation, Reflection, Fellowships
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Nash, Joshua – Australian Universities' Review, 2016
What does it all mean for universities as research institutions when the external funding acquired by their academics, already stretched intellectually and time poor, is going to those who simply do not have the time to carry out the proposed research, i.e. to the academics themselves? That is, how can a full-time teaching and research academic…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Fellowships, Postdoctoral Education, Teacher Researchers
Maclachlan, John C., Ed.; Waraksa, Elizabeth A., Ed.; Williford, Christa, Ed. – Council on Library and Information Resources, 2015
This volume celebrates the first decade of Council on Library and Information Resources' (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program by bringing together 20 past and present CLIR postdoctoral fellows to share their thoughts on their experiences, and more broadly, on the direction of academia. Each essay is a look into the working conditions associated…
Descriptors: Postdoctoral Education, Fellowships, Library Education, Futures (of Society)
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Faupel-Badger, Jessica M.; Raue, Kimberley; Nelson, David E.; Tsakraklides, Sophia – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2015
Published evaluations of career preparation of alumni from long-standing postdoctoral fellowship programs in the biomedical sciences are limited and often focus on quantitative analysis of data from extant publicly available sources. Qualitative methods provide the opportunity to gather robust information about specific program elements from…
Descriptors: Alumni, Career Education, Graduate Surveys, Postdoctoral Education
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Lockwood, Elise; Knuth, Eric – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2014
In many STEM-related fields, graduating doctoral students are often expected to assume a postdoctoral position as a prerequisite to a faculty position, yet there is no such expectation in mathematics education. This phenomenon is likely due in large part to an abundance of faculty positions; however, it may also result from the field's…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Postdoctoral Education, Fellowships, Employment Opportunities
Martinez, Alina; Epstein, Carter; Parsad, Amanda; Whittaker, Karla – Abt Associates, 2012
Over a decade ago, the National Science Board (NSB) highlighted the importance of international collaboration in its call for increased government commitment to promoting international science and engineering (S&E) research and education. The NSB also identified the National Science Foundation (NSF) as having an important leadership role in…
Descriptors: Fellowships, Postdoctoral Education, International Programs, Scientific Research
Martinez, Alina; Epstein, Carter; Parsad, Amanda; Whittaker, Karla – Abt Associates, 2012
Among the National Science Foundation's (NSF) postdoctoral programs, the International Research Fellowship Program (IRFP) is unique in its emphasis on providing postdoctoral fellows with international research experiences. Established in 1992, IRFP provides financial support to postdoctoral scientists for a research experience abroad lasting…
Descriptors: Fellowships, Postdoctoral Education, Scientists, International Programs
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Karel, Michele J.; Stead, Carolyn D. – Educational Gerontology, 2011
Psychology internship and fellowship years are exciting yet challenging times of professional development, as geropsychologists-in-training transition to independent practice and work to consolidate their identities as professional geropsychologists. Geropsychology supervisors help interns and fellows to develop and refine attitude, knowledge, and…
Descriptors: Postdoctoral Education, Mentors, Fellowships, Professional Development
Roach, Ronald – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2009
Despite U.S. higher education facing a wave of retirements by older baby boomer and World War II-era born professors, there remain large pockets in the academic work force, such as life science faculties at research universities and humanities/social science faculties across all of academia, where tenure-track jobs are scarce and the market is…
Descriptors: Postdoctoral Education, Fellowships, Tenure, College Faculty
Viadero, Debra – Education Week, 2008
For Kirsten Kainz, a researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, $35,000 buys a lot of time. Time, that is, to pursue her own research passions, to hone methodological skills, and to learn from and collaborate with mentors or other scholars doing similar work. Kainz is among hundreds of education researchers across the country…
Descriptors: Fellowships, Researchers, Surveys, Postdoctoral Education
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Armbruster, Chris – Policy Futures in Education, 2008
The European Research Area and the European Higher Education Area are still under construction. Their foundations, however, are visible and already affect what the next generation of researchers can and cannot do. While it is unclear when, and to what standard, construction will be completed, the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fellowships, Mentors, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship
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Holtzclaw, J. D.; Morris, Lee G.; Pyatt, Robert; Giver, Cynthia S.; Hoey, Joseph; Haynes, J. K.; Gunn, Robert B.; Eaton, Douglas; Eisen, Arri – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2005
Developing education skills in future college faculty is challenging. At the postdoctoral level, Fellowships in Research and Science Teaching (FIRST) fellows effectively integrate research with mentored undergraduate teaching experiences and foster interinstitutional cooperation and participation of minorities and women in science. (Contains 3…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Postdoctoral Education, Research Skills, Program Descriptions
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Molinari, Victor; Chiriboga, David A.; Schonfeld, Lawrence; Haley, William E.; Schinka, John A.; Hyer, Kathy; Dupree, Larry W. – Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, 2005
There is a growing need for geropsychologists who are specialists in practice, research, education, and advocacy for older adults. The combined USF/Tampa VA geropsychology fellowship program focuses on the training of three post-doctoral Fellows each year in public sector service delivery across diverse long term care (LTC) and primary care…
Descriptors: Psychological Services, Health Services, Public Health, Older Adults
Mulvey, Patrick J.; Henly, Megan; Langer, Casey – 2003
Data in this report were collected from physics PhDs in the classes of 2000 and 2001, a time when the U.S. economy reached a peak and then entered a downturn. Data were collected from 72% of the class of 2001, a year in which there were 1,214 physics PhDs conferred. The unemployment rate for these classes remained low, at 3%. The proportion of new…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Doctoral Degrees, Employment Experience, Employment Patterns
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