Training Grant Director

December 16, 2016

Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate - Student Training in Academic Research (MARC U-STAR) (T34)

The overarching goal of the MARC program is to enhance the pool of students from underrepresented groups who successfully complete baccalaureate and Ph.D. biomedical degrees.

December 13, 2016

Training Grant Directors Meeting

The slides and information from the Winter 2016 Training Grant Directors Meeting are now available in the Northwestern Training Grant Directors folder in Northwestern Box.

December 12, 2016

National Cancer Institute's National Graduate Student Recruitment Program (GSRP)

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is committed to fostering a diverse community of scientists and expanding the representation among its trainees.

December 6, 2016

Shell Ideas360 Competition

This is a global competition organized by Shell International for students to develop game-changing ideas for tackling Energy, Water and Food issues.

November 30, 2016

National Cancer Institute Youth Enjoy Science Research Education Program (R25)

The over-arching goal of this Youth Enjoy Science (YES) program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce.

November 29, 2016

Sex Inclusion in Biomedical Research Workshop and Symposium

Discover best practices in sex-inclusive research from national experts who are leading the way in sex-inclusive research during the Sex Inclusion in Biomedical Research Workshop and Symposium.

November 22, 2016

Professional and Presentation Skills for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

This series of lectures and one-on-one coaching for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows focuses on the development of presentation skills necessary for success within the professional world.

November 21, 2016

Society in Science – The Branco Weiss Fellowship, Applications due January 15

Society in Science – The Branco Weiss Fellowship is a unique postdoc program. It awards young researchers around the world with a generous personal research grant, giving them the freedom to work on whatever topic they choose anywhere in the world, for up to five years.

November 21, 2016

NIH K Research Career Development Awards and the Pathway to Independence

The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center will be hosting a Career Development Program for Postdoctoral Fellows.

November 17, 2016

Catalyzing the Modernization of Biomedical Graduate Education

TeaserNIGMS has launched several initiatives to support efforts to catalyze the modernization of biomedical graduate education.

November 17, 2016

Congratulations to Philip Greenland Honored for Contributions to Preventive Cardiology

Philip Greenland, MD, the Harry W. Dingman Professor of Cardiology and Director of the Northwestern Postdoctoral Training Program in Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Epidemiology and Prevention has received the David E. Rogers Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the James D. Bruce Memorial Award from the American College of Physicians in recognition of his contributions in improving the health of the American people and leadership in the field of preventive cardiology.

November 10, 2016

Stipend Supplements to Kirschstein-NRSA Training Grants and Fellowship Awards

NIH has announced their instructions to fund stipend supplements to Kirschstein-NRSA institutional training grant (T-series) and individual fellowship awards (F-series).

November 7, 2016

NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award (F99/K00)

The purpose of the NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award is to support a defined pathway across career stages for outstanding graduate students who are from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in neuroscience research and who have demonstrated an interest in a neuroscience research career in NIH Blueprint mission-relevant areas and/or BRAIN Initiative research areas.

November 7, 2016

Updated Due Dates for NIAID for Training Grants

Beginning with the January 25, 2017 application due date, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) will accept applications for the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T32 PA-16-152) and Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T35 PA-16-151) in two sets of application due dates per year.

November 3, 2016

Nominate Faculty and Research Leaders for a Research Exemplar Award

The P.I. Program is seeking nominations of research leaders to be recognized as research exemplars.

October 20, 2016

Navigating the Research Enterprise (formerly known as First Mondays)

The annual Navigating the Research Enterprise seminar series will be held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month from October through March.

October 13, 2016

Fellowship Proposal Writing Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

The Graduate School will offer a proposal writing workshop for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The workshop is for those preparing a proposal for the upcoming NIH NRSA deadline.

October 13, 2016

Breaking Down Barriers: Women in STEM Workshop

This workshop is an offering from the Women’s Health Institute at Northwestern.

October 12, 2016

Save The Date: Training Grant Directors and Administrators Meetings

The next Training Grant Directors Meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 30th at 12pm in Baldwin Auditorium on the Chicago campus and in The Graduate School Conference Room, GSCR.

October 7, 2016

Mearah Quinn-Brauner Appointed Associate Director of Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development at TGS

I am pleased to announce that Mearah Quinn-Brauner, PhD will join The Graduate School’s staff as Associate Director of Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development on October 21, 2016.

September 28, 2016

Applications for December Dissertation Boot Camps Now Available

Apply to participate in December's Dissertation Boot Camp (December 5-16).

September 23, 2016

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Academic Diversity

The CHOP Research Institute has partnered with Penn to create the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Academic Diversity at CHOP.

September 23, 2016

Become a Truly Expert Peer Reviewer Workshop

This morning half-day session at Medical Education Day, “Become a Truly Expert Peer Reviewer Workshop,” will be led by Dr. David Sklar, the Editor-in-Chief of Academic Medicine.

September 23, 2016

Opportunities for Faculty Recruitment of Diverse Trainees

Opportunities for outreach and recruitment of diverse trainees from The Graduate School’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

September 23, 2016

NIAID Adds Second Submission Deadline for T32, T35 Grants

NIAID will now accept training grant applications twice annually—AIDS-related applications are due January 7 and May 7, while non-AIDS applications are due September 25 and January 25.

September 21, 2016

NIAID Career Transition Award (CTA) program

NIAID Career Transition Award (CTA) program is to assist postdoctoral fellows' transition to positions of assistant professor or equivalent and initiate a successful biomedical career as an independent research scientist.

September 20, 2016

Fall workshops from the CIRTL Network

The following MOOCs are now open for registration.

September 20, 2016

Creating Effective Learning Communities in Teaching and Research

This two-part workshop will provide training for postdocs and junior faculty that provides an introduction to building and sustaining learning communities and increases their facilitation and participation skills.

September 9, 2016

Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO)

Join the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ (NIAID’s) diverse research community for 4 days in February to learn about the research training experience at the Institute, a leader in global health research.

August 29, 2016

National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) - CIC Academic Network (CAN) Initiative

The 2nd annual NRMN-CAN Professional Development and Grantwriting Conference will be held at the Big Ten Conference Center in Rosemont, IL, October 31-November 1, 2016. NRMN-CAN is recruiting experienced Northwestern faculty investigators to become NRMN-CAN Grantwriting Coaches. Faculty with experience/knowledge in health disparities and public health, dermatology and cancer biology and/or microbiology and immunology are needed.

August 19, 2016

Federal STEM Graduate Seminar Series -- How to Successfully Apply for Federal Fellowships

The Smithsonian Institution, NIH, NSF and NASA will host a virtual information session on applying for federal fellowships that will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 12pm CT.

August 19, 2016

Sixth Annual MRS Training Day 

The Sixth Annual MRS Training Day will take place Friday, August 26th, 2016, bringing together researchers and students across departments and programs to showcase Northwestern University’s research advancements in Movement and Rehabilitation Science (MRS).

August 16, 2016

Limited Submission Funding Opportunity: BD2K Research Education Curriculum Development: Data Science Overview for Biomedical Scientists

This Program will facilitate community-driven development and implementation of data science curriculum for graduate students in the biomedical sciences.

August 15, 2016

Projected FY 2017 Stipend Levels for Postdoctoral Trainees and Fellows on Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA)

A notice to announce projected stipend levels for postdoctoral trainees supported by Kirschstein-NRSA awards has been released.

August 15, 2016

New Policy Eliminates Most Appendix Material for NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH Applications

The NIH has released Notice Number NOT-OD-16-129 which outlines plans to eliminate most appendix materials for applications submitted to the NIH, AHRQ or NIOSH for due dates on or after January 25, 2017.

August 12, 2016

Software Carpentry

DGP and Northwestern IT Research Computing are co-hosting a 2 day workshop September 20-21

August 10, 2016

Registration Open for Responsible Conduct of Research Training

This course is for postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty who are recipients of NIH or other training awards that require training in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR).

August 8, 2016

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program (NRT)

Letters of Intent for this program are due on September 1.

August 4, 2016

Upcoming Webinar - The Academic Job Search: Presenting Yourself on Paper

The Higher Education Recruitment Consortium will host a webinar focused on the academic job search on August 25 at 12pm.

August 4, 2016

Midwest Regional BEST (Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training) Informational Webinar

The University of Chicago, Michigan State University, and Wayne State University BEST programs will be hosting a webinar on August 10 from 12-1pm.

July 28, 2016

NSF Proposal Writing Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

A proposal writing workshop for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows preparing a proposal for the upcoming NSF deadline.

July 26, 2016

Professional Mentoring Skills Enhancing Diversity (PROMISED) Training, register by August 1

Northwestern faculty can build their leadership skills through the Professional Mentoring Skills Enhancing Diversity (PROMISED) program.

July 13, 2016

Professional and Presentation Skills for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

This series of lectures and one-on-one coaching for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows focuses on the development of presentation skills necessary for success within the professional world.

July 13, 2016

Information from June 2016 Training Grant Directors Meeting

Slides, handouts and a video recording from the June 30th Training Grant Directors Meeting are now available in the Northwestern Training Grant Directors Folder in NorthwesternBox.

July 5, 2016

Revised NIH Parental Leave Policy for NRSAs

The NIH recently issued a notice that revises the NIH parental leave policy for Ruth L. Kirstein National Research service Awards.

June 17, 2016

Kaluza Prizes

The American Society for Cell Biology is again offering the Kaluza Prizes supported by Beckman Coulter to honor academic excellence in graduate student research.

June 17, 2016

Third Annual Emory University-Laney Graduate School STEM Research and Career Symposium

This is a great opportunity for students to present their research, attend career development workshops, and learn about career and training opportunities at Emory and elsewhere.

June 14, 2016

CREATE Program

The Center for Research Education and Training Enhancement (CREATE) at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU) is a national program accepting applications from scholars (PhD Students and early-career investigators) seeking to increase the quality of their research education.

June 8, 2016

ASRSP/Cost Studies Semi-Annual Networking Event

Accounting Services for Research and Sponsored Programs (ASRSP) and the Office of Cost Studies has announced upcoming dates for their Semi-Annual Networking Events.

June 3, 2016

Quantification in FIJI/ImageJ (for beginners)

A hands on workshop that will cover basic quantification techniques such as counting/tracking cells, co-localization & intensity measurements, kymographs, and assembling/labeling a movie with time stamper & arrows, etc.

May 25, 2016

NHGRI Intramural Health Disparities Postdoctoral Fellowship

This fellowship is intended for recent doctoral and medical graduates interested in utilizing genetics/genomics approaches in the growing area of health disparities research.

May 24, 2016

Professional and Presentation Skills for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

This series of lectures and one-on-one coaching for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows focuses on the development of presentation skills necessary for success within the professional world.

May 17, 2016

Fellowship Proposal Writing Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

The Graduate School will offer a five-day proposal writing workshop for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The workshop will focus primarily on those preparing a proposal for the upcoming NIH NRSA deadline, though other grant writers are welcome.

May 16, 2016

AAAS Student and Postdoc Discounted membership offer

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows can join AAAS at a discounted rate of $52 per year on digital memberships and $76 per year on print memberships.

May 13, 2016

Funding Opportunity: NSF Improving Graduate Student Preparedness for Entering the Workforce, Opportunities for Supplemental Support

Funding Opportunity: NSF Improving Graduate Student Preparedness for Entering the Workforce, Opportunities for Supplemental Support NSF has identified improvement in graduate student preparedness for entering the workforce as one of its Agency Priority Goals.

May 11, 2016

Biomedical Data Science Research Day Registration is Now Open

Learn about the application of data science and big data methods to clinical and biomedical research at Biomedical Data Science Research Day on Friday, June 10.

May 10, 2016

NIDA Research Education Program for Clinical Researchers and Clinicians (R25)

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.

May 3, 2016

NIDDK Short-Term Research Experience Program for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP) (R25)

The over-arching goal of this National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce.

May 3, 2016

Growing Great Ideas: Research Education Course in Product Development and Entrepreneurship for Life Science Researchers (R25)

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.

April 20, 2016

Save The Date: Training Grant Directors Meeting – June 30, 2016

The next Training Grant Directors Meeting will take place on Thursday, June 30th at 12pm in Wieboldt Hall 421 on the Chicago campus and in The Graduate School Conference Room, GSCR (first floor of the North Tower in the Rebecca Crown Center, 633 Clark Street), Evanston campus.

April 20, 2016

NIH Application Guides, Forms Version-D Instructions and Parent Announcements for Applications

The NIH recently released a complete set of instructions for the newly required Forms Version-D series grant applications for due dates on or after May 25, 2016.

April 18, 2016

Paul Calabresi Career Development Award for Clinical Oncology (K12)

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages applications for institutional research career development (K12) programs from applicant organizations that propose to promote the training and career development of clinical trials researchers.

April 11, 2016

New Parent Announcement for NRSA Institutional Research Training Grant (T32)

The NIH has released PA-16-152, a new parent announcement for the T32 National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant.

April 11, 2016

New Parent Announcement for NRSA Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grant (T35)

The NIH has released PA-16-151, a new parent announcement for the T35 National Research Service Award (NRSA) Short-Term Research Training.

March 28, 2016

Administrative Supplements to NIGMS Predoctoral Training Grants for Research Curriculum Development

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) announces the availability of funds for Administrative Supplements to NIGMS-funded T32 Predoctoral Institutional National Research Service Awards (NRSA).

March 17, 2016

NIGMS Symposium on Catalyzing the Modernization of Graduate Education

NIGMS is hosting a symposium at the NIH on Monday, April 11, 2016 on modernizing graduate education.

March 17, 2016

NIH Announces Stipend Level Rates Increase for Fiscal Year 2016

The National Institute of Health issued NOT-OD-16-062 on January 26, 2016.

March 17, 2016

Administrative Supplements to NIGMS Predoctoral Training Grants for Career Curriculum Development

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) announces the availability of funds for Administrative Supplements to NIGMS-funded predoctoral T32 training grants.

March 15, 2016

RSG Research Communication Training Program

Turn great researchers into great communicators.

March 15, 2016

The Data Incubator Fellowship

The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists.

March 14, 2016

PhD and Postdoc Biotech Career Development Opportunity, April 19

iBIO, the Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization, is hosting a Career Development Program for PhD students and postdocs.

March 3, 2016

Welcome to Rebecca Lamarre, Manager, Training Grant Support Office

Rebecca joined The Graduate School as Manager for the Training Grant Support Office on Tuesday, March 1.

March 2, 2016

Mentored Discussions of Teaching

The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning invites you to participate in one of their CIRTL at Northwestern programs offered this Spring

February 29, 2016

Visualization Challenge Workshop

Consult with a Northwestern Information Technology visualization specialist on March 10.

February 29, 2016

Congratulations to Philip Greenland on the American Heart Association Mentoring Award

Philip Greenland, MD was recently recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) for his outstanding mentoring work.

February 29, 2016

Bridges to the Doctorate (R25)

The Bridges to Doctorate Program is intended to provide these activities to master's level students to increase transition to and completion of PhDs in biomedical sciences.

February 29, 2016

Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education (R25)

This FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skills Development.

February 29, 2016

Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12)

Limited Submission Funding Opportunity from the National Institutes of Health.

February 22, 2016

Planning and Presenting a Conference Poster

A four-hour workshop for graduate students and postdocs who have submitted an abstract for a conference poster presentation.

February 15, 2016

RSG Keynote Speaker: Dietram Scheufele

The Brave New World of (Science) Communication: How We All Make Sense of Complex Information in Modern News Environments.

February 15, 2016

RSG Keynote Address: Charlie Meyerson

TGS’s RSG Research Communication Program hosts award-winning radio and Internet news veteran Charlie Meyerson.

February 12, 2016

CMBD 2016 Symposium: Exploring Aging and Regeneration

Explore exciting new research in the fields of aging and regeneration on March 24th.

February 12, 2016

Northwestern Computational Research Day

This all-day, campus-wide event is designed to showcase computational research at Northwestern.

February 2, 2016

Initiative to Maximize Research Education in Genomics: Courses for Skills Development (R25)

This FOA invites R25 applications to support short-term, advanced courses.

January 27, 2016

Updated Course on Unconscious Bias

An updated version of a free web-based course on unconscious bias in the search and recruitment process is now available

January 26, 2016

Northwestern Career Services Offers Resources for Students

NCA offers advising, counseling, and more to support Northwestern graduate students

January 6, 2016

Postdoctoral Skills Workshop

This workshop will take place on February 10

January 6, 2016

Advanced Notice of Coming Requirements for Formal Instruction in Rigorous Experimental Design and Transparency

NIH and AHRQ plans to require this to enhance reproducibility for all individuals supported by institutional training grants, institutional career development awards, or individual fellowships

January 6, 2016

Information from December 2015 Training Grant Directors Meeting

Slides, handouts, notes and a recording of the December 10 Training Grant Directors Meeting is now available

January 6, 2016

2016 Visit to Meharry Medical College

The Training Grant Support Office is planning a recruitment visit on March 24

January 6, 2016

NIAAA and NIDA to have Institutional NRSA Applications Reviewed by a Common Panel of Experts

Beginning in 2016, a single Special Emphasis Panel will be set up each year to review applications received by the two ICs

January 6, 2016

NRMN-CAN Facilitating Mentor Training Workshop

NRMN-CAN will hold a Facilitating Mentor Training Workshop on March 7-8

January 5, 2016

NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award

The deadline for applications to the NIH is February 19

January 4, 2016

New NIH Research Training and Career Development Programs Website

The new site is organized to help you target your particular educational or career stage