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Courtney Ferrell Aklin, PhD

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Common Mistakes of Senior and Junior Researchers

Courtney Ferrell Aklin describes two pitfalls to avoid when submitting a research proposal.

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Design First, Budget Later

Decide what you want to do before you decide on how much money to ask for, advises Courtney Ferrell Aklin.

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Gaining Leadership Skills

Take advantage of training opportunities, states Courtney Ferrell Aklin.

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No More Silos

Working with other researchers is essential these days, emphasizes Courtney Ferrell Aklin.

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Path to Public Policy

A desire to work in policy led Courtney Ferrell Aklin to NIH.

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Pre-doc Awards at NIH

There are also funding options for researchers in PhD programs, states Courtney Ferrell Aklin.

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Send Us a Concept Paper First

Program officers like to see a brief description of your ideas first, explains Courtney Ferrell Aklin.

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Understanding the NIH Funding Cycle

Actually receiving your funds takes longer than you think, says Courtney Ferrell Aklin.

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