We share resources, community, and expertise with those dedicated to advocacy work and the improvement of academic training environments.
We promote grassroots advocacy, currently focusing on three specific projects. Click on each below to see how you can get involved.
Mentoring future scientists
Departmental or training program policies have a huge impact on the success of graduate students, postdocs, and scientific endeavors.
We convened experts and early career researchers to define major policy guidelines and excellence tiers for STEM departments.
Graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and research associates are among groups of academics searchers across the U.S. organizing, or participating in, unionization efforts and votes. Read our statement and review resources for unionization
We raise awareness about the challenges faced by foreign-born researchers currently employed in US academic institutions and advocate for their needs by collecting data, disseminating findings to broad audiences.
Our leadership in action
Learn more about the importance of mentorship and resources in early career research from a Future of Research President, Fatima Sanchenznieto at TedX Chicago.
Our blog posts keep you informed of overall organization news as well as with statements that that Future of Research develops as part of our advocacy to better empower ECRs.
The data above is from our paper "Monitoring the compliance of the academic enterprise with the Fair Labor Standards Act" showing how institutions were expecting to change salaries after the last FLSA update was blocked. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)...
Today in the Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) meeting at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the NIH will report out the results from the Next Generation Researchers Initiative Working Group (mandated by Congress, responding to the National Academies...
A plot of the National Institutes of Health's National Research Service Awards Year 0 stipend by Financial Year. Also includes a comparison of salaries with their approximate value in 2017, using the Personal Consumer Expenditure Index. In 2016, the very...