Introducing yourself is the key step that doesn’t happen in a lecture hall full of people,
and this one-to-one contact is effective because it’s personal. Building your own network
at an early stage of your research career pays off in many ways. A quick discussion about
a joint project can make a huge difference to a collaboration, not least because the
connection between others will then be more personal, and you’ll begin to feel like you’re
all in it together. Having same mind and then met a collaborator in person is also useful
for things like asking for professional references, scope for new projects etc.
Research itself is an ever-changing process, and the outcomes are sometimes difficult to predict. If some of the greatest breakthroughs in scientific understanding have seemed serendipitous, talking to people outside your field must increase the likelihood of such unexpected discoveries. Research, and the number of multi- and cross-disciplinary funding initiatives has grown rapidly in the last 5 years. Although most researchers know how to find the colleagues in their own discipline, it can be hard to locate partners from other fields in this swiftly changing research landscape.
Since young researchers may have less exposure to the scientific network, social events could be immensely helpful in boosting their career. These events ensure more interaction between the participants thus allowing scientists to communicate their research and ideas effectively.
This can also be about making friends and doing science with fun. This can also help peoples to enhance their personal communication skills, way to present to their work which is also very important in ones future career.
Mumbai Science Talk gives an opportunity to meet every Friday evening with many research scholars from various disciplines. So, pack some food and drinks and, let’s enjoy the Wednesday evening together!!!
coming soon ...
Rajan Maurya, Arobendo Mondal
In today's world of collaborative research, its just not enough to be “good” at
science, but, it is equally important to be strongly connected to other
researchers in our vicinity. A well connected academic network is like a
two-edged sword. Firstly, it helps propagate ideas among the researchers, and
secondly, it makes space for more information to reach the individuals new to
Most often, we discover that due to poor communication and networking, the same problems continue to persist from one "batch" of researchers to the next. And, not surprisingly, most of them can be solved just by speaking and exchanging ideas with each other.
So, through “Science Talks”, we can create platforms where everyone shares, and learns together.
Please register your city, and let the talks begin!!!
It’s said that “Success is where preparation and opportunity meet”. However, most
often, the gap between the two becomes difficult to bridge due to a dearth of
platforms that can provide necessary information regarding opportunities available
in terms of PhD positions, scholarships, academic jobs, etc. Consequently, Go for
Science was launched as a platform in order to overcome this very gap. It provides
a unique and exciting blend of information regarding scholarships, PhD positions,
etc. and first hand experiences of scholarship holders and students pursuing
higher studies across the globe. In other words, GfS ensures that potential young
talents not only get sufficient knowledge about opportunities (such as
scholarships, PhD positions, internships, etc) “straight out of the books”, but
also get a feeling of “real life experiences” that students share on the website.
As of now, quite a number of students have already benefitted from GfS’s plethora of information regarding opportunities in scientific research, and have set out towards achieving their dreams. Therefore, looking at the overwhelming response from students, it aims to further expand its knowledge base, not only in terms of providing information regarding scholarships etc, but also enriching it with several first hand experiences of students.