Submit Your Annual Meeting Abstracts—Due March 14
Abstracts for the NICHD Tenth Annual Meeting of Postdoctoral, Clinical & Visiting Fellows, and Graduate Students are due this month. All meeting attendees need to present a poster or give one of the four oral presentations. All abstracts should summarize your research project(s), including an introduction, a description of the experimental techniques, key results, conclusion statements, and future directions. The body of your abstract should not exceed 300 words. Please submit your abstract by Friday, March 14. For more information, please visit http://retreat.nichd.nih.gov. See you there!
Do You Have an Outstanding Mentor?
The time has come for you to nominate your fellow or PI for the DIR’s 2014 Mentor of the Year awards. This is a wonderful opportunity to recognize an individual whose mentoring has made a difference in your life here at NIH!
Below is the link to obtain information about the NICHD’s two annual Mentor of the Year Awards, one for a fellow and one for an investigator. Please submit your nomination form and 500-word (maximum) narrative electronically to Yvette Pittman: firstname.lastname@example.org. The submission deadline is Monday, April 28th. Dr. Pittman will also be happy to answer any questions you may have about the nomination instructions and selection process.
Opportunity to win a $1000 travel award** and enhance your CV!
The FARE (Fellows Award for Research Excellence) competition provides recognition for outstanding intramural scientific research. FARE 2015 winners will each receive a $1,000 travel award** to facilitate the presentation of their exciting, novel research at a scientific meeting. Eligible fellows may submit an abstract of their current research online from email@example.com at http://www2.training.nih.gov/transfer/fareapp
Abstracts will be evaluated anonymously on the basis of scientific merit, originality, experimental design, and overall quality/presentation. The top 25 percent of applicants will receive a travel award to be used between October 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015.
The FARE 2015 competition is open to postdoctoral IRTAs, CRTAs, visiting fellows, and other fellows with less than five years total postdoctoral experience in the NIH intramural research program. In addition, pre-IRTAs performing their doctoral dissertation research at the NIH (e.g., members of the Graduate Partnerships Program) are eligible to compete. Visiting fellows/scientists must not have been tenured at their home institute at the time of submission. Questions about eligibility should be addressed through our Office of Education, for review by the Scientific Director.
More information regarding the FARE Rules and Regulations can be found athttps://www.training.nih.gov/felcom/fare/faqs.
Winners will be announced by August 15, 2014. Questions can be directed to the FARE 2015 Committee: FARE@mail.nih.gov
**In the event of travel ceilings and associated regulatory challenges, winners may have other educational options to choose from.
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