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Professional and Career Development Programs from ASCB

Posted by on Thursday, February 7, 2019 in Announcements .

ASCB announces two professional and career development programs for the cell biology community in 2019: the Faculty Research and Education Development (FRED) grant funding program and a new Accomplishing Career Transitions (ACT) career transitions program. Both programs offer vital resources and training to senior postdoctoral students and junior faculty. These programs are aimed at those from

backgrounds underrepresented in STEM as well as junior faculty at minority-serving institutions.


Learn to write grants with FRED

The FRED program is a structured mentorship program designed to boost the receipt of grant funding for its participants. The program pairs participants with a senior faculty mentor who aids in the preparation of a strong research or education grant proposal. Apply Now 

Advance your career with ACT

The NIH-funded ACT program provides customized training for transition into faculty and research positions. It allows participants to acquire new skills and strategies to navigate career advancement. Participants also receive funding to create and execute a practicum plan that is reviewed by senior faculty and peers. Apply Now


Please consider or share this information. The application deadline for both programs is March 29, 2019. If you have any specific questions, please contact Ashanti Edwards at

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