The Annual Lilly Conference on Designing Effective Teaching
May 30 – June 2, 2019 in Bethesda
If you are considering a teaching career, this conference may be a great fit for you! The mission of the Lilly Conference is to provide a forum to share and model a scholarly approach to teaching and learning that reports quality student learning outcomes while promoting professional development of faculty.
Conference participants include faculty and administrators at various stages in their academic careers. They come from across the United States, representing nearly every discipline found in higher education. This is an opportunity for faculty to discuss, critique, and improve teaching and learning within their campuses. The meeting offers a variety of sessions so that participants can match their learning preferences to the presentation formats: 100-minute workshops, 50-minute sessions, 20-minute discussions, traditional plenary addresses, 30-minute round table discussions, and poster sessions.
For more information about the conference, visit http://www.lillyconferences-md.com/
Are You A Budding Photographer? Check This Out
firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional details.The NICHD Office of Education is seeking a fellow with photography experience for the upcoming fellows retreat. Your photography of the event will appear in the retreat recap issue of The NICHD Connection this summer. If you are interested, please contact Nicki Swan (
Communicate Your Research to the Public
Did you know? The NICHD Office of Communications posts intramural research findings on the institute’s social media accounts. They’re looking for fellows to discuss their work and pose for pictures in the lab, to offer a behind-the-scenes look at research. If you are interested or have biomedical art images to share, please contact Linda Huynh, PhD, at email@example.com.
If you have an accepted manuscript that is potentially newsworthy for the general public, please email the office’s press team at firstname.lastname@example.org before the paper is published. Include a copy of the manuscript and a brief, plain language explanation on why the work is important.
Save the Date: June 10, Grant Writing Session for IRF Applicants
Funding opportunity for all NICHD fellows
In 2018, DIR launched the Intramural Research Fellowship (IRF), a competitive research funding opportunity for NICHD postdoctoral, visiting, and clinical fellows. Its main objective is to promote grant writing among our intramural trainees, while enhancing awareness of the various components of an NIH grant application. The IRF submission date is Monday, September 9, 2019.
For all prospective applicants, the Office of Education will offer a training session on Monday, June 10, in Building 31, conference room 2A48 (A-wing, 2nd floor), from 1 to 3 p.m. We will cover various components of an NIH grant, details about the application and review processes, and tips on preparing an IRF application. Attendance at this training session is a requirement for submission.
For more information on the IRF, please visit NICHD Intramural Research Fellowship.