Private Connected Citizens, Public Connected Diplomacy
21 October 2007. Private citizens now have the means, motives, and opportunities to take public diplomacy into their own hands.
Making a Midlife Change, to Academia
19 October 2007. Why does a highly regarded industry researcher walk away from two decades with one company to accept a completely new university post?
ebXML – Cutting costs and simplifying processes for business
July-August 2007 (print only). The Electronic Business XML (ebXML) specifications, now implemented worldwide, emerged in May 2001 just as a severe technology recession took hold. The combination of open processes to develop the the specifications followed by key open-source software initiatives helped sustain ebXML's momentum during this difficult period, which led to the accelerating usage seen today.
Special Feature: Grant Writing for Tight Times
28 July 2007. Faced with falling grant-approval rates, researchers need to work harder and smarter to get their projects funded.
Funding for Undergraduate Science Majors
6 July 2007. Science Careers provides direct links to GrantsNet's funding database, so you can find your next science scholarship, internship, or research opportunity. (With José Fernández)
Special Feature: Research Opportunities in India--An Upward Trajectory
27 April 2007. In this special feature, Science Careers reviews the state of scientific exchanges with India, highlighting the current environment and likely growth opportunities for foreign researchers.
GrantsNet Guide to Financing Your Research Exchange in India
27 April 2007. Scientists seeking funds for a research visit to India can look to their own governments, multinational organizations, and a few private groups.
Introducing GrantsNet 2.0
30 March 2007. The old GrantsNet funding database is getting some new content and features.
Is Grants.gov in the FastLane?
9 March 2007. With more federal agencies using Grants.gov for their electronic grant applications, does NSF plan to continue using its own FastLane system, or will it join Grants.gov as well?
Adoption of ebXML: Hiding in Plain Sight
14 February 2007. Have you ever misplaced your glasses or keys, only to discover they were right in front of you all the time? This same phenomenon seems to be happening with some so-called experts, observers, and analysts who recently report low levels of ebXML adoption, particularly when compared to generic Web services.
Getting Ready for Electronic R01 Submissions
12 January 2007. In part 2 of our series on electronic submission of NIH R01 grant proposals, Science Careers checks how the agencies and several universities are preparing for the big change.
What You Need to Know About Electronic R01 Submissions
5 January 2007. Science Careers gives you the lowdown on electronic submission of NIH R01 grant proposals as the first deadline approaches.
Science Careers Best of 2006
29 December 2006. At year-end, our editors take a look back at the past year and highlight our choices for the best we had to offer.
Special Feature: Scientific Opportunities in China
8 December 2006. As China grows, so grow China's scientific opportunities. Science Careers examines some of those opportunities--and some pitfalls--and recounts the experiences of a few researchers who have worked in China.
A Primer on Science Research in China
8 December 2006. Science Careers offers an overview of China's research system and environment as well as a few tips for China-bound Western scientists.
Foreign Students Return to U.S. Colleges ... That's the Good News
23 November 2006. After several years of declining enrollments, foreign students are returning to American colleges and universities, but students first need to get past a visa and immigration process that international travelers call the worst in the world.
Funding Your Research in High-Temperature Superconductivity
17 November 2006. Researchers in the U.S. can find a few sources for funding basic research, as well as applied R&D in high-temperature superconductivity.
Special Feature: Careers in Computational Neuroscience
6 October 2006. Career and funding opportunities are growing for researchers who combine neuroscience with informatics and engineering.
Financing Your Research in Computational Neuroscience
6 October 2006. Science Careers surveys several American sources of computational neuroscience research funding in the public and private-nonprofit sectors.
21 July 2006. Some readers need a little guidance navigating the ScienceCareers.org Web site.
Financing Your Research in Alternative Energy
14 July 2006. Scientists interested in alternative energy can tap government funds for their research. But private capital is also available for projects with commercial applications.
Funding for Decision Science Research: Negotiating the Maze
30 June 2006. Decision-science funding is divided into programs for basic decision-making research and programs that focus on a wide variety of applications.
Funding to Be an American (Scientist) in Paris
21 April 2006. To help American scientists plan for their research experience in France, Science's Next Wave has compiled a collection of funding programs supporting exchanges between the two countries.
Learning Without Schooling--Science Education Outside the Classroom
24 March 2006. Scientists can teach children outside the classroom, but according to two former researchers, you need business skills and a touch of showbiz.
ebXML - When Innovation Really Matters
February 2006. Doing business electronically can provide a wealth of opportunities for innovation, but it takes more than just technology to make e-business successful. It takes open standards that provide a base on which to build innovative solutions – which is what the Electronic Business XML standards provide (print only).
International Organization for Standardization's ISO Focus magazine
Next Wave's Best of 2005
30 December 2005. Science Careers' editors selected an array of fascinating personal stories, invaluable career-building tools, and unvarnished perspectives on career opportunities for scientists as their choices for the best articles of 2005.
Other books by Alan Kotok
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