International student Solmaz Mohadjer had run out of money and time, but then her folder of rejection letters reached the right person.
How failure benefits science
Failure is an essential part of the scientific process, but researchers can often struggle to come to terms with repeated knockbacks. Learn how scientists have made their failures work for them and why defeat is not always damning.
John Tregoning overcomes his peer-review blues.
Taking an athlete’s mindset into graduate school equipped Joshua D. Smith with more transferable skills than he expected.
Scientists with first-hand experience of rejection offer their advice.
Learning to handle failure is just part of scientific life, writes Eileen Parkes.
Here’s how PhD students can prepare for different careers, and how lab heads can help.
Students must learn that a doctoral degree isn’t for everyone — and that not doing one might be a better option.
Katherine Bassil discusses the importance of learning to recognize failure as a door to success.
Six early-career researchers offer advice on how to secure a permanent contract in academia, and then make the most of it.
A hobby or passion is an important tool that can help you in your research career, says Manasi Kulkarni-Khasnis.
Finding purpose and meaning in the lab.
Researchers reflect on an initiative in New Zealand to make science more inclusive.
Nature’s survey offers a snapshot of salaries and career paths in the scientific sector.
Five researchers share their stories and advice on how to maintain good mental health in the hyper-competitive environment of science.