Posts Tagged ‘career development’

NRSA application workshop: Technical components, Mar. 1

If you’re planning to apply for a pre- or post-doctoral NRSA fellowship from the NIH in the near future, we encourage you to attend this workshop to learn about essential, non-research elements of your fellowship application. Topics covered include elements needed for an InfoEd proposal, how to develop a budget, how to manage reference letters, biosketches and PMCID numbers, and elements of a great training plan. This workshop is led by Johanna Colgrove, coordinator of the MD/PhD … Read More

Under-Represented Minority Postdoc Recruitment Day, Apr. 14-16

OHSU is accepting applications for the first URM postdoc recruitment day travel fellowship, which provides travel and all associated costs of a visit to OHSU April 14-16. We are seeking candidates who are considered under-represented in biomedical science according to NIH and who may be considering a postdoctoral appointment at OHSU. Participants will be introduced to areas of scientific strength at OHSU, meet with potential mentors and future colleagues, and receive information about on-campus activities and life in the greater … Read More

New fellowship opportunity for senior graduate students doing cancer research

The National Cancer Institute is seeking applications for the Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00). This award is intended to facilitate the transition of talented graduate students to successful cancer research postdoctoral appointments and provide opportunities for career development activities relevant to their long-term career goals of becoming independent cancer researchers. Award amounts and funding periods: NCI intends to commit $1.4M in FY 2016 to fund up to 30 awards. For the F99 phase, … Read More

Training Opportunity for Responsible Conduct of Research

Are you participating in an NIH training grant award or fellowship? Do you need RCR training? The Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) is offering an 8-hour seminar that meets RCR requirements for Ks, Ts, and other career development or individual fellowship grants. This seminar is an interactive and practical experience  focused on addressing real issues that have arisen in the course of your research. These may be related to ethics, integrity, or regulatory … Read More

The call to modernize graduate education

In a Nov. 30, Feedback Loop Blog post, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) leadership detailed the need to modernize how graduate students in biomedical research are educated and trained. Drs. Shiva Singh, Alison Gammie, and Director Dr. Jon Lorsch announced efforts NIGMS is undertaking to catalyze an education system that has remained virtually unchanged in 30 years, even as science has evolved at an unprecedented rate. The authors make the case that the growth … Read More

Center for Women’s Health accepting proposals for 2016 award cycle

The OHSU Center for Women’s Health Circle of Giving is now accepting submissions for its 2016 Women’s Health Research Funding Opportunity. Prior to submitting an application, a letter of intent is first required. The letter of intent is due Jan. 8, 2016, and the application is due Jan. 22, 2016. Circle of Giving funding is intended to support new or established investigators interested in developing innovative directions in women’s health research. Applications will be accepted … Read More

Winter Vollum writing class starts Jan. 6

The Vollum Writing Class is a six-week professional science writing course open to OHSU graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty. This class uses short lectures, class discussion, and workshop-style writing assignments to help researchers learn to write better papers and grants. Topics include: The basic elements of good scientific writing style, including sentence and document structure Insight into scientific conventions regarding grammar, punctuation, and usage Strategies for revising Dealing with writer’s block and time management Best practices for … Read More

Upcoming OCTRI research forums: Mentored career development awards (K-awards)

Join the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute, OCTRI, in a monthly research forum that addresses all things clinical and translational research. November and December’s topics delve into career development awards with a two-part series: Part 1 – Mentored career development awards (K-awards):  Which one is for you? Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 12 to 1 p.m. Kohler Pavilion  13000A Presenter: Cindy Morris Part 2 – Mentored career development awards (K-awards):  Writing tips Monday, Dec. 14, … Read More

NICHD seeks input on future directions in gynecologic health and disease research

The Gynecologic Health and Disease Branch (GHDB) of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), is in the process of establishing priorities for the next decade of research in their field. GHDB is inviting comments on the current state of the science, the highest priorities moving forward, and potential barriers to overcome. “Future Directions in Gynecologic Health and Disease Research” will be shaped by your input. The GHDB supports basic, translational, … Read More

OCTRI Design Studio: Get feedback on your project from senior faculty

Are you submitting a career development K award? Or your first R01? A similar major grant? The Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute has an opportunity for basic and clinical scientists to present their research and get constructive feedback from OHSU scientists to improve their chances of success. The OCTRI Design Studio has helped many OHSU researchers improve their aims and identify important areas of improvement before submitting awards. The Design Studio has openings at … Read More

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