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Internship Opportunity: The Office of Science and Technology Policy

Kate Stuart
January 24, 2014
Posted in Announcements

The Office of Science and Technology Policy is currently accepting applications for its Summer 2014 Internship Program.  The application deadline is 11:59pm Friday, March 7.  Students who are U.S. citizens and who will be actively enrolled during the 2014 academic year are welcome to apply.  More information and application instructions are available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ostp/about/student/. 

Nashville Area Career Fair, February 11, 2014

Kate Stuart
January 23, 2014
Posted in Announcements

The Nashville Area Career Fair is on Tuesday, February 11, at the Williamson County Ag Exposition Park. The event is free, but tickets are required. The BRET Office of Career Development has your tickets! For more information, visit www.nashvillefairs.org. Email kate.stuart@vanderbilt.edu to request a ticket. She will put tickets at the BRET front desk (Light Hall, Suite 340) for easy pick-up!

ASM Kadner Institute Fellowships

Kate Stuart
January 23, 2014
Posted in Announcements

A Comprehensive Report of The ASM Kadner Institute (2001-2012) This report, developed in 2013, highlights 300+ ASM Kadner Institute participants' achievements and accomplishments since attending the Institute.    Executive Summary Comprehensive Report   Institute Overview 

ASM Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship

Kate Stuart
January 23, 2014
Posted in Announcements

The ProgramThe goal of the fellowship is to increase the number of underrepresented groups completing doctoral degrees in the microbiological sciences. The ASM Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship is aimed at highly competitive graduate students who are enrolled in a Ph.D. program and who have completed their graduate course work in the microbiological sciences. The fellowship encourages students to continue and complete their research project in the microbiological sciences. Students will be:

ASM/CDC Program Fellowship in Infectious Disease and Public Health Microbiology

Kate Stuart
January 23, 2014
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ProgramThe program is sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The goal of ASM/CDC Fellowship is to support the development of new approaches, methodologies and knowledge in infectious disease prevention and control in areas within the public health mission of the CDC. The fellowship allows one to perform research in residence headquartered at a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) location. Eligible fields of study include:

The eligibility criteria for the K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award have changed

Kim Petrie
January 16, 2014
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The NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award began in 2006 as a grant mechanism that supports young scientists in transitioning from postdoctoral training to an independent research career. Recently, the parent program announcement for the K99/R00 award was resissued (see PA-14-042). The new PA spells out new eligibility requirements and describes the ideal candidate in more detail, as follows:

VUWiSE Meeting, January 9

Kate Stuart
January 3, 2014

VUWiSE Meeting: 09 Jan, 2 pm, Light Hall 419 A-D  The next VU Women in Science and Engineering (VUWiSE) meeting will be Thurs, 09 Jan, 2pm, at Light Hall, 419 A-D. Please join us!  We will discuss updates about our programming (with a focus on outreach, mentoring, and social events), hold officer elections, form committees, and discuss plans for future events.  

Two opportunities available with the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance

Kate Stuart
January 2, 2014
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As a part of the ongoing efforts by the India Alliance to encourage Clinical and Public health research in India, the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance have come up with two initiatives; 1) Two Year Research Training Fellowships for Clinicians, and 2) Early, Intermediate and Senior Fellowship schemes for Clinicians and Public Health researchers. (Separate Competition)  Both the competitions launched on 1 January 2014.  

ASCB offering a biotech course for PhD students and postdocs

Kim Petrie
December 19, 2013

The American Society of Cell Biology will be offering a 2014 course for PhD students and postdocs called Managing Science in the Biotech Industry: An Intensive Course for Students and Postdocs. The course will be held June 16-27 at the Keck Graduate Institute in California. The course will introduce PhD scientists to the culture and infrastructure of life sciences companies and to the competencies needed to thrive in industry.

SMART Postdoctoral Scholarship

Kim Petrie
December 16, 2013
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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in collaboration with the National Research Foundation of Singapore has established the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) - the SMART Centre - at which senior MIT faculty members, in collaboration with scientists and engineers from Singapore, carry out interdisciplinary research on critical problems of societal significance. 

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