The Science ‘Career’ Graph

Crossing the Chasm - The Science Seed Round

Crossing the chasm and becoming a Lab Head requires a grant - called, aptly enough, a startup grant. This is the seed funding for your science startup. It’s enough money to pay you a tiny post-docs salary, pay lab fee’s and buy a small amount of equipment and supplies to last ~3 years. If you’re lucky it may also stretch to paying a master student. In this time you’re supposed to complete the research in your grant proposal, get it published in a prestigious journal and apply for more grants on the strength of this work: i.e. get yourself into a position to do an ‘A’ round.

Getting off the ground - The Science A Round

If you can sucessfully complete your research and manage to …

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