Early career scientists: Apply now to the 2016 NIMHD Health Disparities Research Institute!
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities sent this bulletin at 04/01/2016 09:38 AM EDT
Want to incorporate the latest science in health disparities into your own research?
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will host the Health Disparities Research Institute from August 15, 2016, to August 19, 2016. The Institute aims to foster individual research projects of promising scientists and motivated research scholars with the overall goal to stimulate innovative research in the minority health and health disparities sciences. Please forward this message to anyone who may be interested in applying.
What the Health Disparities Research Institute Is: This program provides a unique opportunity for early career researchers, interested in addressing health disparities and minority health research, to learn about the latest science and receive guidance on their own research projects from leaders in the field.
Who Should Apply: Early career investigators, including postdoctoral researchers, research associates and assistant professors, engaged in health disparities and minority health research are encouraged to apply. We seek participants from diverse backgrounds within and outside of academia, such as from community-based and nonprofit organizations.
Cost: There is no cost, but admission is competitive and participants are required to attend all daily sessions. Participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation, room, and board. Limited scholarships will be available to cover travel expenses based on need. Applicants from diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, who require financial assistance are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.
How to Apply: The online application is now open on the NIMHD website: http://bit.ly/hdinstitute16.
The due date for submitting an application is 5:00pm local time on June 1, 2016.
Application Information: Selection will be based on the following criteria:
- Professional experience and educational achievements.
- A brief essay (no more than 250 words) addressing interest in the program and outlining objectives for participation in the program
- A one-page abstract with specific aims of a proposed research project
- One letter of recommendation providing evidence of potential success in minority health and health disparities research
Approximately 60 participants will be accepted and preference will be given to those who demonstrate high potential to incorporate training into their own research.
Program Information: The program will feature lectures, seminars, small group discussions, and sessions with scientific staff from across NIH Institutes and Centers. Lectures and seminars will include the following topics:
- Population science and health disparities
- Research design and measurement approaches
- Intervention science methods
- Healthcare disparities and outcomes research
- Community-based participatory research
Small group discussions will be tailored to the research interests of the participants. NIH staff will also consult on research strategies and methodologies specific to the participant’s project and how to develop the project into an R01, R21, or K award application.
For additional information, contact the course planning committee at NIMHDHealthDC@mail.nih.gov.
If you wish to join an exciting learning collaborative of dissemination and implementation (D & I) researchers, we invite you to apply to our program entitled: Mentored Training for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Cancer (MT-DIRC). We invite applications from doctorally-trained individuals (PhDs, MDs) whose wish to focus on D & I research in the areas of cancer and chronic disease prevention, early detection, and survivorship.
Most of the fellows will be individuals in early career stages, but some will be mid-career scholars who want to pursue D&I research in cancer. Diverse scholars from a range of disciplines are encouraged to apply. Participation in this program is two years. Program includes on-site training June 6th-10th, 2016 as well as continued mentoring during project development. Applications for the training program are due January 11th 2016.
For more information and application materials, visit:
Or email Maggie Padek at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Evans, JD, wanted to alert you to a Request for Information (RFI): Strategies to Enhance Diversity in the Physician-Scientist Workforce, NOT-OD-16-027, http://acd.od.nih.gov/reports/PSW_Report_ACD_06042014.pdf). Recommendation 8, which is the focus of the RFI, stated:
The report contained few proposed actions or strategies. As part of the internal implementation strategy last year, we have been gathering as much information as possible on the unique trajectories, potential systematic or structural barriers, and successful strategies that might be undertaken to enhance the diversity of the PSW. The hope is that armed with qualitative and quantitative information, NIH will be in a position to develop and pilot strategies to enhance the participation of underrepresented populations in the PSW. We anticipate that such strategies will have broad applications.
Please note that the response date is December 28, 2015. Feel free to circulate the RFI to others who may be interested in providing their perspectives.
Please follow up with Ms. Lisa Evans, JD, if you have any questions: email@example.com
junior faculty and postdoctoral fellows
transitioning to faculty positions
to apply for the next
Grant Proposal Writing and
NRMN invites junior faculty and postdoctoral fellows transitioning to faculty positions to apply for the next Grant Proposal Writing and Professional Development opportunity
NRMN Proposal Preparation Program (NRMN-P3)
NRMN-P3 is one of four intensive grantwriting training programs that is committed to increasing the number of people from diverse backgrounds successfully obtaining NIH grants. It is hosted by the University of Minnesota.
In today’s highly competitive funding climate, the importance of strong proposal writing skills cannot be overstated. Investigators must assume that their great research ideas will be competing against a wealth of other great ideas; the proposals that ‘rise above’ are those that spark an exceptionally high level of enthusiasm in reviewers by presenting compelling arguments for not only the research’s methodologic rigor, but also the project’s anticipated impact on the field, significance for various stakeholders (patients, researchers, clinicians, investigators in different but related fields), degree of innovation, and alignment with the funding agency’s priority areas. All of these proposal features are addressed during coaching sessions within the NRMN-P3 program.
Winter 2015-Spring 2016 Program Details
Kick-off: December 14-15, 2015 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Online Sessions (1:00-3:00 CST): Jan 7, Jan 21, Feb 11, Feb 25, Mar 10, Mar 24, April 7
Mock Study Section: May 2-3, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
November 13, 2015 at midnight CST
For this upcoming cohort offering, priority will be given to applicants affiliated with the AAMP, PRIDE, GMaP, and BUILD programs. Other applicants will be considered as space allows. We anticipate selecting up to 10 trainees for this cohort.
To learn more about NRMN-P3, and to apply, please visit the website.
About NRMN Professional Development
NRMN is a nationwide consortium of biomedical professionals and institutions collaborating to provide enhanced networking and mentorship experiences in support of the training and career development of individuals from groups identified by the NIH* as underrepresented in biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social science research careers. NRMN is intended to enable mentees across career stages to find effective mentors who will engage in productive, supportive and culturally responsive mentoring relationships.
The network offers a series of four intensive coaching programs to support investigators who are at a later training stage, specifically postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty. These programs are designed to enhance participants’ career development, preparing them to meet each program’s ultimate goal: the submission of strong research and research career development proposals for funding in the biomedical or biobehavioral sciences. Learn more about the four program options here.
Please check out a relatively new tool provided by NIH that you may find helpful in during grant submission. For example, it leverages data from existing systems like My Bibliography in NCBI to create your biosketch.
SciENcv: Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae:
“Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae (SciENcv) is a new electronic system that helps researchers assemble the professional information needed for participation in federally funded research. SciENcv gathers and compiles information on expertise, employment, education and professional accomplishments. Researchers can use SciENcv to create and maintain biosketches that are submitted with grant applications and annual reports. SciENcv allows researchers to describe and highlight their scientific contributions in their own words.”
Professor and Head of the Department of Biobehavioral Health
Work Unit: College Of Health and Human Development
Department: Department of Biobehavioral Health
Job Number: 59351
Date Announced: August 27, 2015
The Pennsylvania State University seeks nominations and applications for the position of Professor and Head of the Department of Biobehavioral Health. The anticipated start date is August 2016, but is open to negotiation.
Job URL: https://psu.jobs/job/59351
Coaching Groups for
Grant Proposal Writing & Professional Development
The National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) invites
post-doctoral/post-residency trainees and junior faculty to apply for the next Grant Proposal Writing and Professional Development opportunity:
Grant writing for Underrepresented Minorities Seminar:
Help, Opportunity, Experience (GUMSHOE)
GUMSHOE is one of four professional development-training programs that is committed to increasing the number of people from diverse backgrounds successfully obtaining NIH grants. It is hosted by the University of Colorado Denver and Washington State University.
GUMSHOE will link mentors from various disciplines who have highly successful track records in obtaining federal funding and grant writing coaches with early career faculty mentees from traditionally underserved and/or underrepresented minorities who wish to prepare an application to National Institutes of Health to conduct biomedical research. GUMSHOE will use a model based on innovation, best practices, and convene cohorts of junior faculty working with specific underserved and underrepresented populations.
Fall 2015-Winter 2016 GUMSHOE Details:
Dates: October 21-23, 2015 kick-off in Denver, Colorado, followed by distance communication and mentoring over the subsequent 6-months
Population of Focus: American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Other Pacific Islanders
Application Deadline: Monday, September 7 at 5:00 p.m. PST
To learn more about GUMSHOE, and to apply, please visit the website.
The National Institutes of Health-funded NRMN was created to address the unmet need for greater diversity in the biomedical and biobehavioral research workforce.
The NRMN is offering a series of four intensive coaching programs to support investigators from underrepresented populations who are at a later training stage, specifically postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty. These programs are designed to enhance participants’ career development, preparing them to meet each program’s ultimate goal: the submission of strong research and research career development proposals for funding in the biomedical or biobehavioral sciences. Learn more about the four programs here.
Please find a detailed announcement of an opportunity to participate in a professional development-training program committed to increasing the number of scholars from diverse backgrounds who are successful in becoming independent investigators and securing NIH grants. “Grantwriting for Underrepresented Minorities Seminar: Help, Opportunity, Experience” Program (GUMSHOE) workshops will be hosted by the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Washington State University.
The NRMN GUMSHOE is a 6-month program offered up to two times per year. Each cycle focuses on one of the following diverse populations: American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, Latinos/Hispanics, African Americans/Blacks, and other disadvantaged populations as time and resources permit. The first NRMN GUMSHOE grant writing seminar will be convened from October 21 to 23, 2015 at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado and will focus on American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Other Pacific Islanders. Subsequent workshops will focus on other target populations and will be held in other locations around the U.S.
The announcement details the structure, process, and anticipated outcomes of participation in GUMSHOE, and provides details regarding how to apply. Participants in past workshops of a similar nature, or other research career development programs are welcome to apply. Priority is given to applicants who have not received previous R01 funding from the National Institutes of Health. Questions may be directed to either Spero M. Manson, PhD (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dedra S. Buchwald, M.D. (email@example.com).