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Jobs and grants for junior researchers

Bryony Wiseman

Genome Biology 2000, 1:reports204  doi:10.1186/gb-2000-1-1-reports204

The electronic version of this article is the complete one and can be found online at:

Received:19 October 1999
Published:17 March 2000

© 2000 BioMed Central Ltd


A new, free-access part of Science's main website, devoted to career advice for junior scientists. This site includes advice on funding issues, grant writing, grant review criteria, reprints of articles related to career advice from various sources, and links to many interesting career- and grant-related sites.


Navigation around the site is easy, although pages that feature articles have no link back to the career development home page. Instead, there is only a link to Science's main page (which requires a subscription). Visitors without Science subscriptions might find navigation around the site frustrating, as many options, such as the search engine, are not available to them.

Reporter's comments


The site has been running for a few months only and at the moment is updated every three weeks with new articles.

Best feature

Grant doctor: an advice column that answers specific questions on national and international grant and funding issues.

Related websites

If you found this site useful then try GrantsNet or Tomorrow's-Professor Listserv

Table of links

Assumptions made about all sites unless otherwise specified:
The site is free, in English and no registration is required. It is relatively quick to download, can be navigated by an 'intermediate' user, and no problems with connection were found. The site does not stipulate that any particular browser be used and no special software/plug-ins are required to view the site. There are relatively few gratuitous images and each page has its own URL, allowing it to be bookmarked.