- US Postdocs Grapple with Salary Changes The Scientist, Karen Zusi, December 16, 2016.
- Jessica Polka: On How Young Scientists Can Shape the Future of Research Science Soapbox, December 1, 2016.
- Marnie Gelbart: On Personal Genetics and Building Bridges of Trust Science Soapbox, November 17, 2016.
- Gary McDowell: On Reforming the STEM Training Pipeline Science Soapbox, November 11, 2016.
- Agents of Change Nature, Veronica Gewin, October 26, 2016.
- Adam Fagen: On Early Careers and Opportune Moments Science Soapbox, October 19, 2016.
- NIH sets new postdoc stipend levels Science Careers Magazine, Maggie Kuo, August 9, 2016.
- So Many Research Scientists, So Few Openings as Professors New York Times, Gina Kolata, July 14, 2016.
- Grassroots Future of Research group makes it official Science Careers Magazine, Beryl Lieff Benderly, May 4, 2016.
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- Biomedical research workforce summit makes strides in implementing change for postdocs Nature Biotechnology, Viviane Callier, April 7 2016.
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- People of the Year: Future of Research’s postdoc activists Science Careers Magazine, Beryl Lieff Benderly, December 22, 2015.
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- STEM postdoc researchers are highly trained, but for what? The Conversation, Gary McDowell, December 09 2014.
- Voices of a generation: young scientists must be seen and heard. The Conversation, David Riglar and Douglas Hilton, December 08 2014.
- Harsh reality Nature 516, 7529, Editorial, December 03 2014.
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- Postdocs Speak Up. Science Careers Magazine, Beryl Lieff Benderly, November 05 2014.
- Life After Your Ph.D.: An Interview With ‘Future of Research’ Co-Founder Dr. Kristin Krukenberg. Beta Sandwich podcast, November 02 2014.
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- Let’s change the system for postdocs. The Boston Globe, Yuly Fuentes-Medel, October 10 2014.
- Research community weighs in on the postdoc position. The Boston Globe, Carolyn Y Johnson, October 8 2014
- Glut of postdoc researchers stirs quiet crisis in science. The Boston Globe, Carolyn Y Johnson, October 5 2014.
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- Monitoring the compliance of the academic enterprise with the Fair Labor Standards Act F1000Research, 2016. Adriana Bankston and Gary S McDowell.
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- Future of Research Response to NIGMS Request for Information (RFI): Strategies for Modernizing Biomedical Graduate Education (NOT-GM-16-109) The Winnower, 2016. Future of Research Board of Directors, Gary S. McDowell.
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- Making the scientific system more open and transparent The Winnower, 2015. Gary S. McDowell.
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- Fellowships are the Future Nature, 2015. Viviane Callier and Jessica K. Polka.
- Why not have a life? Science, 2015. Gary S. McDowell.
- Future of Research – How Can We Improve Career Awareness and Preparedness? A workshop at the NatureJobs Career Expo Boston 2015 The Winnower, 2015. Patricia R. Goodwin, Kearney T. W. Gunsalus, Erica M. Walsh and Gary S. McDowell
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- A response to NIH request for information on optimizing funding policies and other strategies to improve the impact and sustainability of biomedical research. The Winnower, 2015. Vaibhav P. Pai.
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- A call for transparency in tracking student and postdoc career outcomes Molecular Biology of the Cell, 2015. Jessica K. Polka, Kristin A. Krukenberg, Gary S. McDowell.
- Advice for PhD Students: Tips From Professors, Startup Founders, and Industry Professionals The Winnower, 2015. Nick Mordwinkin, Joshua Nicholson, Gary S. McDowell, and Llewellyn Cox
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- Faculty Resistance to Reform: Challenges to changing postdoc benefits at University of Maryland The Winnower, 2015. Gary S. McDowell.
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- Making science a desirable career Science, 2014. Jessica K. Polka, Kristin A. Krukenberg.
- An open letter to AAAS journal “Science”: Postdocs need to address “The Future of Research”. The Winnower, 2014. Gary S. McDowell, Kristin A. Krukenberg, Jessica K. Polka
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- Future of research: Career awareness Melissa Greven, NatureJobs.
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- The Future of Research Symposium. Gary McDowell, Nature Scitable ConferenceCast.
- The Organization and Execution of a Postdoc-Run Symposium Sarah Mazzilli, Nature Scitable ConferenceCast.
- Conferences to engage and build communities Jessica Polka, Nature Scitable ConferenceCast.
- Workforce Issues: What About the Postdocs Already Swimming in the Pool? What Becomes of Us? James Kraemer and Marcella Erb, American Society for Cell Biology.
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- Vaught M., 2014. Trainees, claim your seat or get left behind
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Justin Q Taylor, Peter Kovacik, James Traer, Philip Zakahi, Christine Oslowski, Alik S. Widge, Christin A. Glorioso, 2016. Point of view: Avoiding a lost generation of scientists
Harris R., 2014. After The NIH Funding ‘Euphoria’ Comes The ‘Hangover’
Harris R., 2014. Top Scientists Suggest A Few Fixes For Medical Funding Crisis
Harris R., 2014. When Scientists Give Up.
Harris R., 2014. Too Few University Jobs For America’s Young Scientists.
Bourne H., 2014 and prior. Biomedwatch blogposts
Petsko G., 2013. The Post-doctoral Situation (seminar)
Yamamoto K., 2014. Time to rethink Graduate and Postdoc Education (seminar)
Kilpatrick S., Behrens C., Sorge A., Burtscher L., Scacioc A., 2015 Junior Max Planck researchers win reforms
Powell K., 2015. The future of the postdoc
Lieff Benderley B., 2015. Eroding benefits for UMD postdocs?
Collins M., 2015. On the ‘benefits’ of Postdocs
Callaway E., 2015. Young scientists go for fresh ideas
Bernstein R., 2015. Postdocs discuss proposals for change
Rimer S., 2015. Too Many Postdocs, Too Little Funding
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