This page is an eclectic collection of useful links to pre-grad-school-information (when people still have a life) that might be interesting for PhD applicants, grad school students and researchers.
If you think that grad school is for you, go ahead and apply for a PhD. Make sure you don’t blame anyone but yourself afterwards. 😉
Academia.edu – Academia.edu is sort of a “facebook for academics” and a place to share and follow research globally. It counts several “academic celebrities” and Nobel prize-winning scientists among its members.
BioMed Experts – BioMedExperts.com is the first literature-based scientific professional network that brings the right researchers together and allows them to connect, network, communicate and collaborate online.
Je vais changer de vie, en fin! This book can be a very useful source of personal development (en français: “développement personnel“) for struggling PhD students who try to survive challenging situations in their lives and move on towards realizing their goals and graduate successfully. The original edition of this book is written in French but it’s written in a very easy-to-read manner, so give it a shot if you have just some basic skills.
FinishYourThesis.com – FinishYourThesis.com (formerly known as ‘PhDNet.org’) is an online community for graduate students and PhDs, run by Dora Farkas, PhD, a researcher and author of The Smart Way to Your PhD. “The Finish Your Thesis Program” is an online course with proven strategies for graduate students to enhance productivity, get support from supervisors, and improve the writing process. You can learn the secrets of success in graduate school from former PhD students who are now accomplished faculty members or industry professionals.
Grant Snap – GrantSnap.com is a research proposal preparation tool, with specific research proposal templates and guided reviews. Use what you need and change what you don’t like. Write winning research proposals with less effort!
Jobs – Search for academic jobs and “real” jobs in the UK and worldwide. Most of the jobs are for English-speaking applicants but you can also find international job offers for native speakers of other languages, occasionally.
Mendeley – Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.
NorphCam – NORPHCAM is the first international collaborative network dedicated to promoting and advancing the public health and health services research of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine and integrative health care.
Online PhD Programs – a useful blog for picking an online PhD program and collecting information in advance, full of useful articles containing some very cool insights.
PeerJ – PeerJ has established a new model for open access publishing: instead of charging you each time you publish, PeerJ asks for a single one-off payment, giving you the lifetime right to publish articles with PeerJ, and to make those articles freely available. Lifetime plans start at just $99.
Phinished – Phinished.org is a forum and support group for grad students trying to finish their theses or dissertation, and for ex-PhD students who already survided graduate school.
PhD Tips – you better find out how to survive and finish your PhD graduate studies in advance, and you will be more successful in your doctoral studies. 🙂
PhD Workshop – Sign up and be the first to be notified when the PhD Workshop Project is launched!
Research Gate – Research Gate is a professional network for scientists and researchers. Join today, it’s free!
The International Institute for Educational Planning of the UNESCO offers a Visiting Fellows Programme to study theoretical, methodological and practical aspects of educational planning and management, and to contribute to IIEP’s training and research activities, and is adressed to persons with experience in educational planning and administration. Check out their PhD research section!
zoh-TAIR-oh – Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself.
Wiki CFP – Wiki CFP is a semantic wiki for “Calls for Papers“. It has a regularly updated database with more than 20.000 CFPs.