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2019 Call for Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program

Mar. 12, 2019—Learn more about the 2019 Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Programs.   These one-year career mentoring programs pair ethnically diverse grad students and postdocs with industry mentors who work at biotech and consumer healthcare companies. Interested candidates are invited to apply online at http://smdp.icpdprograms.org/. Successful student applicants will receive fellowships to attend one of the programs and...

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Leadership needed for VSSA Student Research Symposium

Apr. 12, 2018—The Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy (VSSA), a summer research program for undergraduates, is looking for graduate students and post-docs to help coordinate and lead the VSSA 16th Annual Student Research Symposium.  The symposium will be held August 2nd, 2018 in the new Science and Engineering Building across from the 25th Ave parking garage.  Leaders will work closely...

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Invitation to Apply to BOLD Fellow Program

Apr. 5, 2018—Want to create innovative online learning experiences? Investigate the impact of the experience on your students’ learning and share the results with colleagues? The BOLD Fellows program helps graduate students from all disciplines design and develop online learning experiences, from building online learning modules to fostering online spaces for their students to interact. Each Fellow...

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Yale Ciencia Academy Application Deadline Extended to November 17

Nov. 8, 2017—The Yale Ciencia Academy is a FREE year-long (January – December) program to provide graduate students with opportunities for mentoring, peer support and networking; to develop skills important for career advancement; and to contribute to their communities through science outreach. YCA complements graduate training by connecting PhD, MD/PhD, or PsyD students conducting biological, biomedical or behavioral sciences research with...

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The Clinical Neuroscience Scholars program is now accepting applications

Nov. 3, 2017—The Clinical Neuroscience Scholars program will be accepting applications from predoctoral students whose primary mentor is in VUMC who are interested in partnering with mentors in Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurosurgery to gain clinical experience related to their thesis research. Successful applicants will have passed their qualifying exams, have at least two years of thesis work...

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2018 Scholars of Excellence Program now accepting applications

Nov. 2, 2017—The BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute is now accepting applications for the 2018 Scholars of Excellence Program to support recent PhD or MD graduates in conducting clinical and translational research with the intent to develop future leaders in child health research. Interested in child health research? BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute conducts world-class research to...

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BOLD Fellows Program Now Accepting Applications for 2018

Oct. 4, 2017—The BOLD Fellows program helps graduate students from all disciplines design and develop online learning experiences, from building online learning modules to fostering online spaces for their students to interact. Each Fellow works with a faculty member who has identified a teaching “problem” in a particular course, working to develop a potential solution, integrate it...

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Applications open for BRAINS 2017: symposium for early career neuroscientists

Apr. 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).  Applications for the 2017 cohort will be accepted through 9...

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ASPIRE Internship: SyBBURE Searle Undergraduate Scientific Advisor (To start Summer 2017 or Fall 2017)

Mar. 17, 2017—ASPIRE Internship Opportunity: SyBBURE Searle Undergraduate  Research Program Scientific Advisor Vanderbilt University Campus The SyBBURE Searle Undergraduate Research Program (sybbure.org) supports the year-round research of a diverse group of students and provides a culture of creativity, innovation, and teamwork that serves to incubate the minds of the next generation of scientists, engineers, researchers, and inventors. Positions...

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Summer webinars through the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

Jun. 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.  There are several NCFDD webinars taking place over the summer which you...

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ASPIRE Internship: SyBBURE Searle Undergraduate Scientific Advisor (Sp 2016)

Apr. 28, 2016—ASPIRE Internship Opportunity: SyBBURE Searle Undergraduate  Research Program Scientific Advisor Vanderbilt University Campus The SyBBURE Searle Undergraduate Research Program (sybbure.org) supports the year-round research of a diverse group of students and provides a culture of creativity, innovation, and teamwork that serves to incubate the minds of the next generation of scientists, engineers, researchers, and inventors. Positions...

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Yes, you can attend that career event, says the U.S. government

Jan. 9, 2015—Graduate students and postdocs: You now have official permission from the U.S. government to attend that career event.  That’s the message of a recent policy clarification from the Council on Financial Assistance Reform, which was created in 2011 by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The clarification states that graduate students and postdocs...

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“How to Talk to Your Mentor about a Career Change,” NIH OITE Careers Blog

Oct. 13, 2014—“How to Talk to Your Mentor about a Career Change,” from the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE) Careers Blog “Employment statistics today tell us that, though many of you start out your doctoral studies and postdoctoral training to pursue a career in academic research, the majority (the latest figure is about 70%)...

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2014 NeXXt Scholars Program

Sep. 5, 2014—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,...

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Two Part Series on All Things Mentors

Jun. 23, 2014— The NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education blog has a great two-part series on all things mentors. Check out the two articles: Part 1: Identifying Mentors: Why it Matters? Part 2: Getting the Most Out of Mentoring Relationships

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How do I tell my PI?

Apr. 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%...

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PhD Career Connections: Taking Charge of Your Career: Reflections of a Mentor-Scientist

Jan. 14, 2014—PhD Career Connections presents Taking Charge of Your Career: Reflections of a Mentor-Scientist  A discussion withDr. Kathy GouldAssociate Dean for Biomedical Sciences  Thursday, February 13, 2014 8:30-9:30am Location: Preston Research Building Room 206   Advance registration requested.     Kathy Gould, Ph.D., is the Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences, the Director of the Vanderbilt International Scholar Program,...

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How to be a Great Mentor

Aug. 22, 2013—How to Be a Great Mentor, from Inside Higher Ed A Mentoring Manifesto Kerry Ann Rockquemore sums up the themes of her series on how best to help new professors. Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/career-advice/how-be-great-mentor#ixzz2ciAqrVJt    Cultivate Belonging It’s about asking the right questions, learning to pronounce your new colleagues’ names and sharing unwritten rules, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore. Read...

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