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May 2017 | April 2017 | March 2017 | February 2017 | Ongoing Opportunities


May 2017

May 4, 2017


Investments in Scientific and Educational Research: Fueling American Innovation


The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) invites you to participate in its 23rd Annual Exhibition and Reception: “Investments in Scientific and Educational Research: Fueling American Innovation.”


This widely attended event will showcase research made possible by the National Science Foundation. Exhibits will display a wide range of scientific research and education projects and university researchers and educators will be on hand to describe their work. This year’s event will take place on Tuesday, May 16, from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Location: 2043-2045 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515

Date: Tuesday, May 16

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Register by May 15 at 1:00 p.m.:

April 2017

April 13, 2017


BEST Practices Workshop


The NIH BEST Consortium is pleased to announce the BEST Practices Workshop, sponsored by the NIH Common Fund and Burroughs Wellcome Fund. This workshop is free and will be held on September 6 and 7 in Orlando, Florida, immediately prior to the 2017 AAMC GREAT Group Professional Development Meeting.


Purpose of Workshop

The goal of this workshop is to share with the biomedical research training community best practices and lessons learned from the NIH Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) Programs, and offer practical guidance on how to motivate, create, implement and evaluate career and professional development opportunities for doctoral and postdoctoral scholars.


Workshop Format

There will be four interactive panel sessions on:

Workshops and Courses

Internships and Experiential Learning

Program Staffing

Data Collection and Importance of Tracking


There will also be a structured networking session to foster communication and learning among workshop attendees. Click here to view the workshop agenda.


Who Should Participate?

Graduate School deans

Principal investigators of T32 training grants

Graduate program directors

Career and professional development specialists

Government policy makers


Workshop registration and travel award applications are now available.  Travel award applications will be accepted until May 12, 2017.  


Travel Awards

Travel awards will be offered to support the costs of attending the BEST Practices Workshop and the 2017 AAMC GREAT Group Professional Development Meeting. For more information about the travel awards being offered, please click here


Please contact D’Anne Duncan, Ph.D. ( for questions related to workshop logistics and travel awards.


April 5, 2017


Northwestern University Model Grant Writing Coaching Group for Mentees – Southeast Region


The National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) was created to address the unmet need for greater diversity in the biomedical and bio-behavioral research workforce.  Grant writing Coaching Groups for Postdocs and Junior Faculty Actively Writing NIH-style Proposals is one of four professional development-training programs that is committed to increasing the number of people from diverse backgrounds successfully obtaining NIH grants.

March 2017

March 28, 2017


The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) is now accepting applications for the Trainee Director position on the Society’s Board of Directors. The Board, acting on behalf of ASHG’s 8,000 members, sets direction for the Society and its activities, which span genetics, scientific research, and education at the national and international level. Applications are due April 14 at 11:59 pm U.S. Eastern Time.


Trainee Director (1 vacancy): The Trainee Director will serve a three-year term from January 2018 through December 2020.


Only ASHG trainee members in good standing are eligible to apply.  Applications must include a CV, a statement of interest addressing why you want to serve as a Trainee Director, two long-form answers for questions specific to the board, and two letters of recommendation.


After the application deadline, the Training & Development Committee will review all applications and determine the top candidates for the final ballot in accordance with the ASHG Bylaws.


In addition, ASHG is accepting nominations for the 2019 President, three Directors, and one Early-Career Director, all of whom will serve from January 2018 through December 2020. Current-year members are eligible to submit a nomination (and here’s how to renew). We welcome your thoughtful consideration of nominees who are not only accomplished genetics professionals, but also are willing to give their time and effort to promote the Society and its goals among members, policymakers, and the broader genetics community.

February 2017

February 8, 2017


ASCB MAC 12th Annual Junior Faculty and Postdoctoral Fellows Career Development Workshop


The ASCB MAC 12th Annual Junior Faculty and Postdoctoral Fellows Career Development Workshop will be held July 15-17, 2017, at the Talaris Conference Center in Seattle, WA. Applications are due March 1, 2017. The workshop is open to junior faculty and postdoctoral fellows who are interested in academic careers at research-intensive or teaching institutions. Full travel support to attend is available for members of underrepresented groups in the sciences, members of disadvantaged populations, faculty (regardless of ethnicity) at minority-serving institutions, and individuals with interest and experience in expanding access and educational opportunities to under-represented students. The travel awards will cover travel expenses, meals, and accommodations.


The workshop will cover areas including: professional conduct, tenure, grantsmanship, mentorship, leadership, collaborations, time management, writing, and lab setup/management


Ongoing Opportunities

Fulbright Postdoctoral Grant Opportunities

The Fulbright Scholar Program is eager to engage postdoctoral and early career academics, offering opportunities in a range of countries and fields.

Postdoctoral/early career grants are open to U.S. scholars who have recently completed their doctoral degrees – typically within the five previous years. Postdoctoral awards are available in STEM fields, the arts, humanities and social sciences. Grant lengths range from one semester to 20 months, depending on the host country.

Postdoctoral/early career grants present an excellent opportunity for recently minted scholars to deepen their expertise, to acquire new skills, to work with additional resources and to make connections with others in their fields. Scholars will be expected to engage with graduate students in the host country and to be involved with host university training in cutting edge research in their specializations.

For more information, including a list of countries offering Fulbright Scholar postdoctoral opportunities, visit:


Pubget is a life science literature search tool similar to PubMed. Unlike PubMed, with Pubget, the search results are complete papers-not abstracts. Each paper in a search is displayed as a PDF, thus allowing users to quickly and efficiently save and print papers from journals such as Nature, Science and Cell (in fact, our database is comprised of everything in PubMed). Pubget is free to use (although a user's institution needs a subscription to use Pubget) and currently has more than 800,000 unique users from more than 500+ institutions accessing the site each month.

Ethics CORE

Ethics CORE will develop, gather, preserve and provide comprehensive access to resources related to professional and research ethics for many audiences. It will provide information and expertise for instructors who teach ethics, students with questions about research integrity, researchers and engineers who encounter ethical challenges in practice, administrators in universities and businesses who oversee ethics and compliance policies, scholars who conduct research on professional and research ethics, and others with questions or interests in these areas using a variety of tools including Online Presentations, Courses, Learning Modules, Animations, Teaching Materials, and more. These resources come from contributors in our scientific community, and are used by visitors from all over the world.

Ethics CORE investigators hail from diverse backgrounds, including business, law, civil engineering, education, electrical and computer engineering and library sciences. Other partners bring strengths across the range of disciplines supported by the National Science Foundation and beyond.

Become a Character in an Interactive Movie Simulating Responsible Conduct of Research Topics

In "The Lab: Avoiding Research Misconduct," you become the lead characters in an interactive movie and make decisions about integrity in research that can have long-term consequences. The simulation addresses Responsible Conduct of Research topics such as avoiding research misconduct, mentorship responsibilities, handling of data, responsible authorship, and questionable research practices. In the movie you assume the role of four characters confronted with the pressures of working in a research laboratory. For complete details about this interactive movie visit

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Younger Chemists Committee

The Younger Chemists Committee advocates for and provides resources to early-career chemists and professionals in the chemical sciences and related fields. The YCC addresses specific issues facing younger chemists within the ACS and serves as a voice to the Society on behalf of younger chemists.


Addgene is a nonprofit plasmid repository that helps scientists share their published plasmids. Addgene helps depositing scientists by archiving their DNA samples and handling plasmid requests. Addgene is also a great resource for scientists that need plasmids because we provide a searchable database of sequence-verified samples. Addgene currently has over 10,000 plasmids stored, and has shipped close to 100,000 samples to scientists around the world.

New York Postdocs

The New York City postdoctoral community has established an Internet platform which promotes cross-institutional collaboration for improving the lives and training of more than three thousand postdocs living in the NYC area. Follow this link:

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