It almost feels like we’re being bombarded with statistics on how few graduate students make it to group leader. For those who want it, it’s a long, hard slog to the top. We’d like to make a minor contribution to your journey by creating a network of developmental biologists, who have come before you. This community has offered themselves up as points of contacts for advice regarding grant applications, shared their career stories and timelines, and answered your questions about careers in academia. We owe them a tremendous amount of thanks as this website wouldn’t be possible without them. If you feel you could contribute to the community in some way, please get in touch.