This week we return to the subject of the tricky transition between being a postdoc and a principal investigator, as Lynn McAlpine from the University of Oxford offers advice based on a recent research project. We also get the lowdown on a pair of high-profile Global Challenges Research Fund calls in maternal and neonatal health, and food, agriculture and nutrition.
This week in Funding Insight
What does it take to secure that first grant as principal investigator and break out of the postdoc trap? Lynn McAlpine, professor emerita of higher education development at the University of Oxford, asked 60 postdoc grantees that question and looked at what traits helped them secure their win. She discusses her top-line results in this week’s Know How column.