Working Scientist is the Nature Careers podcast. It is produced by Nature Research, publishers of the international science journal Nature.
Simon Hettrick tells Julie Gould about the role of research software engineers, what they do and how you can become one.
Many grant funding decisions are random, with luck playing a large part. How can the system be improved, particularly when funds are tight?
How governments decide when to boost basic research funding, and when to scale back support.
An expert guide for early career researchers to UK Research and Innovation, the UK's new central funding agency.
Expert advice on how to get the details of a grant submission right, and planning for "curveball questions" if you are asked to deliver an oral presentation.
Julie Gould investigates the importance of advance planning when you're preparing a funding application.
Elizabeth Pier tells Julie Gould about her research into agreement levels among reviewers evaluating the same NIH grant applications.