A common misconception is that most scientists get paid to do science, where in actuality most scientists get paid to teach, but only get hired or promoted or respected because they do science. In fact, despite the fact that academic scientists are largely paid for their teaching time, that is taken into almost zero consideration when they are being hired... but that is a topic for another blog post. Today we are talking about GAF(C??)
, those magical beasts that allows researchers to sort of, sometimes, get paid to do their science... or at least get the costs of their science paid for. That's right, Grants, Awards, Fellowships
, the last of which is a new and fancy addition to the triumvirate of other people's money that scientists spend so much time begging for.
|Fake it 'til you make it baby. |
2013-2014 GAF(C??) application season is almost upon us, which
means Meaghan and Amy are getting ready for another round of talking
ourselves up and finding ways to make their research sound important to people who don't know anything about it. And in a surprising* twist of fate, Meaghan and Amy have to work harder to get these than their penis-posessing** counterparts. We've talked about some of the disparity in hiring processes before
, but now let's delve deep into the sad topic of GAF(C??) discrimination.