Mentor of the Year Awards: Accepting Nominations Now!
Do you have an outstanding mentor?
The time has come for you to nominate your fellow or PI for the 2019 NICHD Mentor of the Year Awards. This is your chance to recognize an individual in the Division of Intramural Research (DIR) or Division of Intramural Population Health Research (DIPHR) whose mentoring has made a difference in your life at the NIH!
Below is the link to obtain information about the NICHD’s two annual intramural Mentor of the Year Awards, one for a fellow and one for an investigator. Please submit your nomination form and a 500-word (maximum) narrative electronically to Dr. Erin Walsh (email@example.com). The submission deadline is Monday, July 29, 2019.
Please contact the Office of Education if you have any questions about the nomination instructions or selection process.
Save the Date: Summer Poster Day
Thursday, August 8, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Summer Poster Day 2019 will be held on Thursday, August 9, at the Natcher Conference Center (Building 45) on the main campus in Bethesda.
The deadline for summer interns to submit poster titles for Summer Poster Day 2019 is TUESDAY, JULY 9, at 5:00 p.m. You can read more about Summer Poster Day at https://www.training.nih.gov/summer_poster_day.
Save the Date: Grant Writing Workshop
Monday, August 12, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
This workshop will be led by Grant Writing Mentors, a team of experts with careers in academic research, grant writing and peer review, grants management, federal policy, and scientific writing. Mentors will address both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to the proposal writing process, including how NIH research grant proposals are prepared and reviewed.
Specific topics to be covered include:
- Thinking strategically about your career
- Using RePORTER to search for funding information from funding sources such as the NIH
- Understanding Funding Opportunity Announcements with a focus on the K22/K99
- Peer review and how funding decisions are made
- Key elements of a successful grant application
There will also be four afternoon breakout sessions:
- Physician Scientists—the Rewards and Challenges
- Writing Your Specific Aims
- Mapping Your NIH Research Career
- 10 Writing Rules to Increase Your Chances for Funding
There are only 15 slots for NICHD fellows. If you would like to register, please email Dr. Erin Walsh (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Save the Date: Public Speaking Workshop
Monday, August 19, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
“Speaking about Science” is a highly interactive workshop led by public speaking coach Scott Morgan. The core of this workshop is a nine-step preparation process that ensures a clear and engaging talk for a variety of audiences. Learn strategies for improving your delivery of lab talks or giving presentations at big meetings.
Topics include: presenting data, identifying theme and focus, creating effective visual aids, and beginning and ending a talk. Participants in this program will also have the opportunity to schedule an individual one-hour coaching session prior to a scheduled presentation.
To register for this workshop, please email Dr. Erin Walsh (email@example.com).
2019 Fellowship Opportunity for Korean Postdoctoral Researchers
Under the bilateral partnership between NIH and the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP), applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Postdoctoral Researcher Fellowship.
The Korean Biomedical Scientist Fellowship Program (KBSFP) is managed by the Korean Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB) of the MSIP, in cooperation with NIH. This fellowship provides a two-year stipend to Korean postdocs who are currently undertaking or will undertake postdoctoral research in an NIH intramural lab. Research training fields include all fields related to biomedical and behavioral research at NIH.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be a Korean citizen
- Received their doctoral degree in Korea
- Obtained a doctoral degree, equivalent to a PhD, within the past five years, as of November 15, 2019
- Meet the eligibility requirements for NIH's Intramural Visiting Fellow Program
Applications are submitted directly to KRIBB and reviewed by a scientific panel composed of senior Korean scientists. Up to four fellowships, but possibly fewer depending on application quality and funding availability, will be awarded by KRIBB. As part of the application package, the applicant must also submit a recommendation letter from a KRIBB investigator to assess the applicant’s qualification to meet the fellowship requirements. In addition, the applicant's sponsoring NIH lab host/mentor must provide an invitation to come to the lab, if applicant is awarded the fellowship.
The application deadline is July 19, 2019.
For more information, including eligibility requirements and application, please visit: http://www.fic.nih.gov/Programs/Pages/korea-biomed-fellowship.aspx.