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In many fields, performing research and publishing your findings is an important part of your career trajectory. Traditionally, knowledge about research and publishing is built on the apprenticeship model--students and early career researchers learn from faculty mentors and more experienced colleagues. The mentorship model of learning about publishing can be limited and can result in disparities in professional advancement. The goal of this guide is to highlight resources that can help ambitious students and early career researchers to get started with the research and publication process.
Learn more about the research lifecycle from NNLM.
Pivot - getting started
Pivot is a database which can help connect researchers with funding opportunities. OVPR subscribes to and supports this product.
Laura Bassi Scholarship
Scholarship designed to provide assistance for researchers focused on neglected topics of study.
Early Career Reviewer (ECR) Program - NIH
"The program aims to help early career scientists become more competitive as grant applicants through first-hand experience with peer review and to enrich and diversify CSR’s pool of trained reviewers."
Finding Collaborators and Utilizing Funding
All GWU investigators and non-GWU investigators conducting research under the authorization of the GW Institutional Review Board (IRB) must complete Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI).
* This training must be completed prior to submission of all new human research study applications and maintained throughout the life of the study.
Project Planning Resources
Sage Project Planner
Project planning tools for each step of the research process and publishing process.
Scientific Societies and Student Editorial Boards-- Get Involved!