Posts tagged Mentor Relationship

Applications open for BRAINS 2017: symposium for early career neuroscientists

Angela Zito
April 28, 2017

BRAINS - Broadening the Representation of Academic Investigators inNeuroSciences BRAINS is a national program to accelerate and improve the career advancement of neuroscience postdoctoral researchers and assistant professors from underrepresented groups.  The BRAINS program was awarded renewal funding through 2021 from NIH’s National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). 

CIRTL's spring courses include research mentor training, academic search help and more

Kate Stuart
December 20, 2016
Posted in Announcements

The CIRTL Network is providing several online courses this spring. Check them out! Teaching-as-Research On Mondays from January 30 to April 3. Weekly online meetings at 11AM-12:30PM ET/10-11:30AM CT/9-11:30AM MT/8-9:30AM PT This course will help students develop a full Teaching-as-Research proposal and will be poised to conduct their research in the summer or fall of 2017. Available for 1 optional credit. Open to 30 students.

BOLD Fellows Program Now Accepting Applications for 2017

Kate Stuart
November 1, 2016
Posted in Announcements

The BOLD Fellows program is designed to help graduate student/faculty teams build expertise in developing online instructional modules grounded in good course design principles and our understanding of how people learn. STEM faculty members partner with graduate students to design and develop online instructional materials for integration into a course, either as a tool to promote flipping the classroom, a module for a blended course, or a unit to supplement an existing course.

Summer webinars through the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

Kim Petrie
June 6, 2016

On March 10th, Vanderbilt University became an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. The Provost’s Office has partnered with the NCFDD to provide professional development, training, and mentoring along with resources that are broadly applicable across many disciplines. 

2014 NeXXt Scholars Program

Rachel Howell
September 5, 2014
Posted in Announcements

The New York Academy of Sciences in partnership with the U.S. Department of State and a consortium of 38 women’s colleges launched the NeXXt Scholars Program, now entering its 3rd year, to help engage and advance American women and women from countries with predominantly Muslim populations in pursuit of undergraduate degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) academic fields.

Mentored Career Development (K) Award

Rachel Howell
July 7, 2014

(From the NIAID Funding Newsletter) To apply or not to apply for a mentored career development (K) award? If you're wavering, a new NIH report may convince you to go for it. In a nutshell, the evaluation shows that mentored K programs foster the independent research careers of early-stage clinicians and research doctorates. That means if you receive a mentored K grant, you'll likely reap benefits that go far beyond short-term funding.

How do I tell my PI?

Kim Petrie
April 21, 2014

Grad students and postdocs are often apprehensive about talking to their faculty adviser about their career interests, especially if their interests lie outside the "traditional" career path of becoming a tenure-track professor at a university. But did you know that only ~15% of biomedical sciences PhDs go on to become tenure-track professors? That's right... 85% of biomedical sciences PhDs ultimately pursue a non-tenure-track faculty career! 

General interest meeting for Vanderbilt Women in Science group

Kim Petrie
October 25, 2013

There has been a recent effort to develop a Women in Science and Engineering Initiative across the Vanderbilt campus. This new venture will host a general interest meeting on Friday, November 1st from 3-5pm in 208 Light Hall. This meeting is open to ALL students, fellows, faculty and staff. The group will give updates on their current efforts, and solicit suggestions and ideas of what you would like to see happen as this initiative develops at Vanderbilt. Additionally, the group will describe ways to help and become involved.