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  • Five Tips for Becoming a Better Science Communicator

    • Aug 15, 2022

    When scientists communicate effectively about their research, science thrives. However, this is not as easy as it sounds. Kate Fehlhaber gives five tips to become a better science communicator.

  • Staying Resilient in the Face of Challenges

    • Aug 9, 2022

    Setbacks are inevitable. While they may feel catastrophic in the moment, with the right outlook, challenges can be the key to learning, improving, and moving forward. Here, peers and colleagues share ways they adapt in the face of missteps large and small.

  • How Building Community Can Help Your Science and Career

    • Aug 1, 2022

    Mychael Lourenco, a research associate at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and member of SfN’s Trainee Advisory Committee (TAC), shares what first interested him in neuroscience, why community building is important, and how he’s leveraged his connections for research collaborations.

  • Recognizing and Addressing Power Dynamics in Science and Academia

    • Jul 25, 2022

    In this Short Course from Neuroscience 2018, panelists give short lectures and lead case study discussions on power dynamics in science and academia. You’ll come away with a better understanding of the nature of power dynamics and how intersectionality affects the way relative differences in power are experienced by different people.

  • IWiN Toolkit: Promotion and Tenure

    • Jul 18, 2022

    Are you working to increase awareness of the issues facing women in academia? This resource, has compelling data and ready-to-apply takeaways on current promotion and tenure practices, and ways to improve the process to increase faculty diversity.

  • Balancing Science Policy Interests with Lab Work: Is it Possible?

    • Jul 11, 2022

    Neuroscientists who work in policy roles for the government and a consulting firm offer ways you can balance science policy writing with heavy lab demands, based on what worked for them.

  • How to Write an Accurate Concise and Meaningful Significance Statement

    • Jul 5, 2022

    The goal of this webinar is to inform the neuroscience community about the benefits of creating a significance statement in a way that peaks the interest of others in the field, as well as laypersons, which can lead to opportunities for published research and/or funding.

  • The Advice I’d Give Myself Early in My Career

    • Jun 27, 2022

    What would you tell your former self? Eight neuroscientists offer their perspective on gaining experience, handling stress, asking for what they need, and more.

  • For Women, By Women: Tips for Success in Science

    • Jun 21, 2022

    While rates have improved in recent years, women are still underrepresented in the highest levels of scientific fields. In this list, successful women in science talk about what helped them succeed.

  • Thinking on Your Feet: Tailoring Your Elevator Speech

    • Jun 15, 2022

    An elevator speech is one of your most important networking tools. When tailoring your elevator speech, it’s important to take the time to learn about your audience and their background. Keep these tips in mind as you adapt your pitch to appeal to different nonscientific audiences.

  • Advocating for Social Change as a Neuroscientist on Social Media

    • Jun 6, 2022

    International students and postdocs experience damaging threats to their presence, security, and peace of mind due to new anti-immigrant policies targeting their visa programs. Learn how many scientists promptly took to social media to respond to these actions.

  • Six Ways to Move Forward After a Setback

    • May 30, 2022

    When something doesn’t unfold as you hoped it would, it can be challenging to move on. Use this advice from six neuroscientists to help you process situations, move forward, and ultimately build your resilience.

  • The Benefits of Outreach: Strengthen Your CV, Discover Your Interests, and Broaden Your Community

    • May 23, 2022

    Learn how to make yourself a stronger job candidate, consider career paths you may not have thought of, connect with like-minded scientists, and find work-life balance.

  • How to Build Productive Collaborations

    • May 16, 2022

    James Geddes, vice dean for research at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, shares the basics of collaborations, from why and how you should set one up to what to do if issues arise.

  • How to Create an Inclusive Lab Environment Where Individuals Feel Valued

    • May 9, 2022

    A lab environment where individual members feel heard can help you to run a successful lab in diverse settings. Learn how this happens outside of the day-to-day work in the lab.

  • Six Foundations of Successful Mentoring Relationships

    • May 2, 2022

    Mentorship is critical to a scientist’s career, whether you’re a mentor, a mentee, or both. Follow the advice below to help you set expectations and establish a healthy power dynamic for your own mentor-mentee relationship.

  • Designing Effective Science Presentations

    • Apr 26, 2022

    The goal of any scientific presentation is to connect with your audience. To help you design an impactful talk, SfN has created a toolkit on the overarching elements of successful science presentations.

  • Five Women Reflect on Overcoming Professional Challenges

    • Apr 13, 2022

    Learn about obstacles that can undermine women's success in neuroscience, including implicit and explicit bias, marginalization within organizations, impostor syndrome, balancing work and family, and more. 

  • Eight Neuroscientists Have Career Advice for You

    • Apr 13, 2022

    Are you looking for inspiration to stay motivated or advice for your next career step? Explore career advice from eight neuroscientists who share their personal experiences having been where you are now.