Tuesday, February 27, 2007

An American Rhodes Scholar in Biochemistry

Nick Anthis at The Scientific Activist writes about the Rhodes Scholar experience in Oxford [It's OK to Nibble, but Don't Bite Off the Hand that Feeds You]. He discusses an important point, namely the push to finish a Ph.D. in only three years. Is this in the best interests of biochemistry graduate students in general and Rhodes Scholars in particular? I think not, and so does Nick Anthis.

1 comment :

  1. This is generally how it works in the UK, you are funded for three years and have one more year to submit the thesis. Having said that all the new PhD students in our group are on different systems with at least four years of funding so things seem to be improving.