Foreign students seeking a US visa may be charged a $100 fee--A government programme in the United States hopes to use the money to uncover terrorists posing as students. Homeland security undersecretary Asa Hutchinson expects to raise more than $30m (£18m; a26m) a year (Nature 425;2003:892). Students will probably have to pay in US currency by cheque or credit card; these means are not always available in developing countries.
Young researchers get help writing grant applications--Students who want to start a career in research will no longer feel helpless when applying for funds. One paediatrics postdoctor used the experience he gained while applying for grants to set up a course about career development (Nature 2003;426:102-3). But university based workshops, better training through foundations or private consultancies, and clearer instruction from funding bodies, also help.
Personal digital assistants improve learning--Students with decision support software on a palmtop learn evidence based medicine