DUE THIS MONTH: Intramural Research Fellowship (IRF)
Funding opportunity for all NICHD fellows
In 2017, 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 14, 2020.
NICHD Postbac Orientation Session
Wednesdays, September 16 & October 14, 1–2 PM
Our institute has approximately 100 postbacs conducting both clinical and basic science research. The Office of Education would like to bring our postbacs together to meet each other and discuss volunteer and training opportunities on campus, while also facilitating the transition of postbacs back to the physical workspace in situations where a return is appropriate.
We aim to enrich fellows’ NIH experience with career development, outreach, and social activities. Learn about:
- Guidelines and clearance for the return of postbacs to the physical workplace
- NIH Library resources
- The annual postbac course
- Shadowing opportunities in the NIH Clinical Center
- And more!
This year’s NICHD Postbac Orientation Session is mandatory for all postbacs who started in or after March 2020. To register, please contact Ms. Monica Cooper (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Salzman Virology Award Application Deadline is September 21
The Salzman Virology Awards honor the 40-year career of Dr. Norman P. Salzman in virology research and his accomplishments in mentoring of young scientists. Two awards will be given. One postdoctoral fellow will receive a plaque and an award of $2,500. One graduate student/postbaccalaureate trainee will receive a plaque and an award of $1,000. The mentors of the awardees will each receive a plaque. The winners will give talks during the 22nd Annual Norman P. Salzman Memorial Symposium while selected other applicants will be invited to present posters.
The application due date for the Salzman Virology Awards is September 21, 2020. Application forms and eligibility information can be found at fnih.org/SalzmanSymposium.
PRAT Program Applications are Due October 2
Fellows in the NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate Training (PRAT) program receive three years of stipend support to conduct independent, mentored research in an NIH intramural laboratory. The PRAT application process is similar to the F32 Postdoctoral NRSA, and applicants who are already in the NIH intramural program may apply if they began postdoctoral training on or after June 1, 2019 and are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. The PRAT program is especially interested in ensuring the applicant pool reflects the diversity of the biomedical PhD talent pool, and strongly encourages applications from scientists in groups underrepresented in the biomedical sciences. For more information about the program, eligibility, and the NIGMS mission, please visit https://www.nigms.nih.gov/training/pages/prat.aspx.
Gain Programming Skills While Teleworking from Home
During this time of extended telework, the NICHD’s Bioinformatics and Scientific Programming Core (BSPC) is offering to help fellows gain valuable programming and data analysis skills. BSPC can provide several resources for learning the R programming language as well as develop custom learning plans using online resources to meet specific learning goals. If you are interested in programming and data analysis, please contact Dr. Ryan Dale at email@example.com.
Call for Submissions!
Behind the Mask: Real Stories from NIH Staff About Life During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Since January 2020, COVID-19 has impacted the NIH community in many ways—from researching and providing information about the disease, to developing therapeutics and vaccines, to caring for patients in the Clinical Center, to re-configuring the ways we perform our jobs. To preserve this important period in NIH history, the Office of NIH History and Stetten Museum has initiated “Behind the Mask: Real Stories from NIH Staff About Life During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” The project is seeking personal reflections about how those who work at NIH have experienced the COVID-19 pandemic and is collecting documents, photos, objects, and other types of media that will help narrate the story of COVID-19. Materials in languages other than English, such as Spanish, will be accepted.
To learn more about the project and to participate, visit: https://history.nih.gov/display/history/Behind+the+Mask.
SAVE THE DATE: Friday, November 13, Annual DIPHR & DIR Joint Scientific Retreat
Please mark your calendars for the annual DIPHR & DIR Joint Scientific Retreat which will be held virtually this year on Friday, November 13. More information coming soon!