Have you told us about your accomplishments this year?
Every year, The NICHD Connection publishes a “Year in Review,” where we share the many accomplishments of NICHD fellows. Did you win a poster award at a conference? Or maybe you received a grant or accepted a new job offer. We’d love to recognize your great news! Please send a letter to our editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org, with your accomplishment(s) from 2019, and we will include them in our December issue.
AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Summer Fellowship
Applications open October 1 – January 1!
From the AAAS Mass Media Fellowship website:
“This highly competitive program strengthens the connections between scientists and journalists by placing advanced undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate level scientists, engineers, and mathematicians at media organizations nationwide. Fellows work as journalists at media organizations such as National Public Radio, Los Angeles Times, WIRED, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and NOVA…
…For 10 weeks during the summer, the AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows collaborate with media professionals at radio and television stations, newspapers, and magazines. As part of their job, the scientists and their journalist-hosts strive to make science news easy for the public to understand.”
For additional information about the program visit aaas.org/mmfellowship.
16th Annual NIH Graduate Student Research Symposium — Outstanding Mentor Award Nomination
From the NIH Office of Intramural Research and Education
Every year, the symposium recognizes three outstanding mentors for his/her leadership and dedication to his/her graduate students. To nominate your mentor, please write a brief nomination letter (1-2 pages) describing why your mentor should receive the Graduate Partnership Program Outstanding Mentor Award. Nominations are due December 14, 2019 at 5 p.m.!
You may wish to consider how your mentor has played a role in the following areas:
- Your ability to conduct science (critical evaluation skills, experimental design, etc.)
- Your ability to communicate scientifically (written and oral)
- Career development
- Leadership/mentorship in the lab
- Scientific responsibility
Nominate your mentor at: https://www.training.nih.gov/gsc/symposium/16th/mentors.
16th Annual NIH Graduate Student Research Symposium — Graduate Certificates
Are you graduating soon or did you graduate in 2019? Every year, graduating students are recognized for their accomplishments and awarded a certificate by the GPP. The certificates are presented at the symposium by Dr. Sharon Milgram, Director of the Office of Intramural Research and Education. Submit the certificate form so we can congratulate you for your success! Graduates who are unable to attend the ceremony on February 20, 2020, can make arrangements to have their certificate mailed to them.
The deadline to register for certificates this year is November 30, 2019. Submissions made after this date will have to wait until the next cycle. The submission form can be accessed at https://www.training.nih.gov/gsc/symposium/16th/certificate.
NICHD Fellows Advisory Committee: Seeking New Members!
The Office of Education formed an advisory committee in 2016, and we are seeking several more dedicated members to help us develop and initiate academic support programs for the institute. Both domestic and visiting fellows are needed. We want to achieve a broad representation, culturally and academically, so we can address the needs of all our trainees at NICHD. The committee meets monthly to exchange ideas and informally discuss ways we can enhance and tailor the training experience within the NICHD intramural program.
Some potential topics for our committee are how to:
- Increase the participation for training activities
- Expose fellows to various careers in science
- Identify teaching opportunities and internal and external research funding mechanisms
- Establish a structure for sharing scientific and career resources within the institute
The advisory committee will also steer the 16th Annual NICHD Fellows’ Retreat, to be held in Spring 2020.
This includes developing the agenda/program, inviting speakers, reviewing abstracts, selecting fellow/student presenters, and moderating some of the sessions—it’s a great service opportunity, plus you’ll get to be part of the team that plans our biggest annual event for fellows!
Don’t miss this opportunity to serve your intramural NICHD community.
The committee meets once a month on Thursdays, from 3 to 4 p.m. Our upcoming meetings will be announced soon by email.
Please contact Dr. Erin Walsh at email@example.com if you are interested in joining the group.