Academic Development Reading List

Applying to Grad School

writing samples and advice for the NSF GRFP


Mentor the researcher, not the research: an essay on PhD mentoring. George Pappas. 2017. - three principles behind the mentoring philosophy of a professor who has produced many successful, and even more importantly, happy, students

The awesomest 7-year postdoc or: how I learned to stop worrying and love the tenure-track faculty life. Radhika Nagpal. 2013. - how to get through your early faculty years while also being happy at the same time

Literature Review

a fantastic crowd-sourced list of impactful papers in robot learning