The First Funded R01 Ever

The first two extramural grants for a research project (the precursor to today’s R01) were given on March 21, 1938 to Dr. John Bittner at Jackson Laboratory (then, the Roscoe B. Jackson Memorial Laboratory) in Bar Harbor, Maine for his work on breast cancer1,2. Bittner J. Mammary Tumors In Mice In Relation to Nursing. Cancer … Read more

Funding the Business of Science: Strategies for Early Career Scientists

During my graduate training, I learned how to write research proposals and manuscript, battle with the IRB, collect and analyze data, present my research in various settings, and handle regular (sometimes daily) rejection like a champ. I received excellent training from mentors who will always be my giants. However, as I have progressed through the … Read more