NEW! Study in France with Inserm Exchange Program
NICHD has established an exchange with Inserm (Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale) in France, which provides a unique opportunity for American and French scientists to obtain postdoctoral training with French and American mentors, respectively.
We will train two fellows (one for DIR and the other for DIPHR) for a two-year period and send one “graduating” postdoctoral fellow from NICHD (visiting fellows are eligible) to a participating Inserm lab in France, for what essentially would be a second postdoc. To facilitate strong research collaborations between NICHD and Inserm, there will also be an opportunity for the awardees’ mentors to visit, in both directions.
Our projected start date for trainees, for both institutes, is January 2, 2018.
If you are at the end of your training and may be interested in this program, please let the Office of Education know as soon as possible so we can work through the application process together.
NICHD Fellows should have received an email containing the application instructions, including a list of 16 Inserm laboratories that participate in the program. If you did not receive the email, please contact Dr. Yvette Pittman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applications are due to Dr. Pittman by Friday, July 28.
THIS SUMMER: Responsible Conduct of Research Training for NEW Postdocs
“Discussion of Ethical Research Practices: Making Good Choices”
Wednesday, August 2, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Building 31, room 2A48
This mandatory training is for all postdocs who started after January 1, 2016.
This is an interactive session that promotes both self-directed and team-based learning required for all new postdoctoral fellows, through the Office of Education. Led by Dr. Gisela Storz, this session will include case studies and reading assignments related to research integrity and discussions on ways to reduce risk factors.
The session will begin with a brief discussion on pre-assigned reading materials, followed by small-group, team-based learning exercises involving complex cases that promote discussions of either fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, mentoring expectations, and/or trainee responsibilities. The workshop will include good practices of data management and presentation, including lab notebook management—both physical and electronic.
For additional details and planned reading assignments, contact Dr. Yvette Pittman (email@example.com).
SAVE THE DATE: Summer Poster Day, August 10
Summer Poster Day 2017 will be held on Thursday, August 10, at the Natcher Conference Center (Building 45) on the main campus in Bethesda from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Registration is now open.
The deadline for summer interns to submit poster titles for Summer Poster Day 2017 is Wednesday, July 12, at 5:00 p.m. You can read more about Summer Poster Day at https://www.training.nih.gov/summer_poster_day.
Intramural AIDS Research Fellowship for Graduate Students & Postdocs: Applications due by July 16
Are you looking for an opportunity to gain experience in grant writing while competing for an intramural funding award? The Intramural AIDS Research Fellowship (IARF) program is a collaborative effort of the Office of AIDS Research, the Office of Intramural Training & Education, and the Office of Intramural Research, designed to further cross-disciplinary research into HIV and AIDS at the NIH.
The aim of the program is to recruit graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all scientific disciplines to the broad field of AIDS research and to provide a grant-writing opportunity for intramural fellows whose work can be directly related to HIV and AIDS. The fellowship is open to all Graduate Partnerships Program students and postdoctoral fellows who are part of the intramural research program at NIH. Full time employees (FTEs), such as Research Fellows and Clinical Fellows, are NOT eligible for the fellowship. There are no citizenship requirements.
Awardees will be individuals who show outstanding scientific potential through both an imaginative and thoughtful research plan and a well thought out career development plan. See link below for more information: https://www.training.nih.gov/aids_fellowship_home.
Application Deadline: July 16, 2017 at 5pm EDT.