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September 2016


September 12, 2016

 

Young Investigators Meeting - Chicago (YIM-C)

 

Sci-ROI (Science and Research Opportunities in India, http://home.sci-roi.org) is pleased to launch the first ever Young Investigators Meeting - Chicago (YIM-C) in our 2016 annual event on October 21-23, 2016. The event is co-hosted by Consulate General of India at Chicago, University of Chicago and WINStep Forward. Please visithttp://www.winstepforward.org/yimc2016 to register for the event. The event is limited to 125 participants.

The multidisciplinary YIM-C event will help facilitate interaction of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research scientists, scholars, industry leaders and entrepreneurs with senior policy makers, scientists and entrepreneurs from India to promote multi-level, multi-disciplinary collaborative initiatives in academia, industry and government between India and the United States. This meeting will be an important networking resource in finding your niche in India and in the United States.

Find the even details below:

Young Investigators Meeting, Chicago (YIM-C), October 21-23, 2016
http://www.winstepforward.org/yimc2016

Hosted by
Consulate General of India, Chicago
University of Chicago

ONLY 125 participants
Register at: http://www.winstepforward.org/yimc2016
Register by: October 18, 2016
Registration fee: $25
Email us at: info@sci-roi.org


August 2016


August 30, 2016

 

Opportunities for Postdocs, Young Investigators, and Junior Faculty in Germany

 

Friday, September 9, 2016

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Salon D at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

5701 Marinelli Road

North Bethesda, MD 20852

 

This workshop is targeted to doctoral and postdoctoral students, as well as assistant professors. It provides information on postdoctoral careers in Germany, how to set up a research team as junior faculty, as well as opportunities in non-university institutions and industry. This session will also cover funding schemes for international researchers. All disciplines are welcome, so please feel free to circulate the invitation to interested colleagues.

 

The event is free of charge. However, prior registration is required. Please register here.

 

August 29, 2016

 

Apply to Become a Fellow! AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2017-18 Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF). STPF provides scientists, social scientists, engineers, and health/medical professionals a unique opportunity to contribute to federal policymaking in Washington DC . Policy fellows  gain hands-on policy experience, help develop and execute solutions to address societal challenges, and become a member of a strong and influential network of 3,000+ fellows. Apply today! http://www.stpf-aaas.org/.

 

Have questions? Get them answered live, online by fellows. Connect with fellows to hear about their fellowship experience and how it transformed their careers. RSVP to join an upcoming live chat: http://www.aaas.org/news/stpf/policy-fellowships-change-world-and-you. (Chat recordings will also be available on this page.)

 

August 22, 2016

 

Quantitative Genetics and Genomics Gordon Research Seminar and Conference 

Save the dates! The Quantitative Genetics and Genomics Gordon Research Seminar and Conference will take place February 25 to March 3. Visit https://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?id=15734 and https://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?id=12073 for more information.  Registration opens in September 2016.

 

August 4, 2016

 

NIGMS PRAT Program Accepting Applications beginning September 3, 2016

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences’ Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) program is accepting applications from September 3 through October 3, 2016. PRAT fellows conduct research in scientific areas within the Institute’s mission while in an NIH intramural research program (IRP) lab. Fellows receive 3 years of stipend support and additional benefits such as health insurance, a travel allowance, and professional development training activities, including a monthly seminar series designed specifically for fellows. Before applying, applicants must identify a potential preceptor in the NIH IRP and develop a research proposal. Applications must be submitted via the Fi2 funding mechanism (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-130.html).

July 2016


July 8, 2016

 

Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

 

The Core Fulbright U.S. 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.


Ready to apply? Click here to begin an application for the 2017-18 academic year! The Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is accepting applications until August 1, 2016.


For more a complete list of postdoctoral and early career awards, please visit the Catalog of Awards. 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. Contact scholars@iie.orgwith any questions.>


Fulbright U.S. Scholar in Spain

 

There is a Fulbright award that provides the opportunity to visit University of Murcia (Spain) during three months (Sept. - Dec. 2017) for research and teaching in a Master (http://www.um.es/web/veterinaria/idioma/estudios/masteres/bio-tecno-mamiferos) and doctoral program (http://www.um.es/rep-biotech).


Below you can find some information about this award and more details at https://catalog.cies.org/viewAward.aspx?n=7521&dc=SP


Teaching/ Research in “Biology and Technology of Reproduction”

Requirements: U.S citizenship and expertise in the field of reproductive medicine, reproductive technologies and biology of reproduction in mammals, including human. Open to academics and appropriately qualified professionals outside of academia


Contact: rromar@um.es / scber@um.es

Deadline: July 31, 2016


June 2016


June 23, 2016

 

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Scholarship


Application deadline is June 30, 2016.


Association of University Technology Managers' (AUTM) goal is to support and advance global academic technology transfer by creating vital networks between technology users and developers, between researchers and manufacturers, and between universities and industry and providing the resources necessary for their success. As technology transfer is the nexus of those relationships, it is imperative to have well-trained technology transfer professionals to help bring thousands of inventions to life.


To fill the demand for technology transfer professionals, AUTM is providing this scholarship opportunity for the highly-trained graduate and post-doctoral student population who are striving to find successful employment. This 10-month fellowship program will introduce qualified candidates to the fundamental knowledge needed to enter and navigate the technology transfer field with the overall goal of placing those students in technology transfer offices nationwide.


Download the application here. 
Download more information on the scholarship here.


May 2016


May 31, 2016


Postdoctoral Researchers’ Networking Tour


This year the German Academic Exchange service (DAAD, www.daad.de) is offering a “Postdoctoral Researchers’ Networking Tour” for postdocs from molecular bioscience who are interested in job opportunities in Germany (academic and non-academic).


They offer:

  • a practice orientated and diverse program to suit the requirements of the participants
  • coverage of program related costs in Germany (accommodation, domestic travel, most meals)
  • a lump sum travel allowance if such costs are not borne by a third party. This will also be provided if the stay is extended by up to five working days in order to allow for additional professional networking.

The dates are July 15 2016 (deadline for application) and September 25 to October 1 (tour). Detailed information is available at www.daad.de/postdocnet.



March 2016


March 9, 2016

Coaching Groups for Grant Proposal Writing and Professional Development


 

Actively Writing NIH-Style Proposals

NRMN continues to offer 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.

NRMN is accepting applications from two audiences:

1. Postdoctoral Fellows & Junior Faculty - Apply to be a Mentee

  • Currently working on a grant proposal
  • Planning to work on a grant proposal in the next year
  • Read more about mentee opportunities here

2. Experienced Faculty Investigators - Apply to be a Coach-in-Training

  • Interested in serving as a grant writing and professional development coach for individuals and groups
  • Desire to learn and apply the proposal writing and coaching strategies used in the NRMN models
  • Read more about coaching opportunities here

Application deadlines for the various upcoming groups are March 17, 28, 31, April 5, & May 6. 

 

Program Features

  • Paid travel expenses for in-person meetings
  • Token stipends for coaches that complete the training
  • Networking with colleagues from across NRMN

About NRMN

NRMN is a nationwide consortium of biomedical professionals and institutions collaborating to provide all trainees across the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences with evidence-based mentorship and professional development programming that emphasizes the benefits and challenges of diversity, inclusivity and culture within mentoring relationships, and more broadly the research workforce. The goal of the National Research Mentoring Network is to enhance the diversity of the NIH-funded research workforce.


January 2016

 


January 22, 2016

 

Interdisciplinary Training in Computational Neuroscience

 

The two-week NIH Summer course (June 6-17, 2016) titled "Interdisciplinary Training in Computational Neuroscience" is absolutely free to the attendees, with airfare, lodging, meals - everything paid by the National Institutes of Health during the three-year award period (2016-2018). It is open to pre- and postdocs, medical students, residents, and faculty from biology, psychology, medicine, engineering, physics, math and more.

 

The interdisciplinary computational neuroscience short course includes experimental and systems neurophysiology components. They are specially interested in attendees from biology, psychology and medicine. No prior background in computation is expected, and one of our goals is to introduce students to the process of modeling, including using experimental data.

 

The deadline for applications for 2016 is March 1.  Additional details can be found at the website: http://engineering.missouri.edu/neuro/outreach/nih-neuroscience-course/

 

 

January 19, 2016

NIGMS Feedback Loop Blog 


This blog is from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, one of the National Institutes of Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. By supporting basic biomedical research and training nationwide, NIGMS lays the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

The NIGMS Feedback Loop is intended primarily for current NIGMS grantees, applicants and others in the scientific community who want the latest information on funding opportunities, meetings, resources and other useful information. As announcements of interest become available, Institute staff will post them here.

We want this blog to be a portal for open and honest communication. We encourage you to post comments that engage us and the community in constructive conversation, but we ask that you follow the guidelines described in the comment policy.

  

 

January 5, 2016

 

Northwestern’s Master of Science in Law

 

Northwestern’s Master of Science in Law program is pleased to announce that they will be able to provide additional scholarships for PhDs. 


For PhDs and postdocs who want to burnish their skills by acquiring a strong understanding of law and business, the Master of Science in Law degree provides the perfect opportunity. Advanced degree candidates are often interested in careers outside of academia - in industry, administrative roles, government and policy positions, etc. - but their technical training does not always prepare them well for some of these other functions. The MSL fills this void by offering a curriculum that contextualizes a student's STEM training with an understanding of how law and business interact with their technical training. The MSL can be pursued part-time while conducting research studies or other full-time occupations. The training in IP/patents, regulatory strategies and business and entrepreneurship is a great differentiating asset for innovative, entrepreneurial and industry scientists.


More information on the MSL PhD scholarship can be found at http://www.law.northwestern.edu/academics/degree-programs/msl/phd/


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: http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/catalog/2014-2015/POSTDOC/


Pubget


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 http://www.ori.hhs.gov/TheLab/.


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


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: www.NewYorkPostdocs.com

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