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

Modified: September 29, 2016

Northwestern is one of the participating institutions in the NIH-funded National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) – CIC Academic Network (CAN) initiative which focuses on addressing the need for greater diversity in the biomedical academic research workforce across the country. This initiative is designed to support the academic career path of researchers from underrepresented backgrounds. One of the goals of the NRMN-CAN program is to prepare postdoctoral researchers and junior faculty for the submission of strong research and research career development proposals for funding. To meet these needs, NRMN-CAN is recruiting experienced Northwestern faculty investigators to become NRMN-CAN Grantwriting Coaches. 

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. A complete description of this event can be found on the conference website here. There is an application process for becoming an NRMN-CAN Grantwriting Coach and the submit materials as soon as possible. Please review the complete call for grantwriting coaches announcement here (contains application guidelines) as well as the draft agenda here. Please note: based on the postdoctoral and junior faculty registrations, faculty with experience/knowledge in health disparities and public health, dermatology and cancer biology and/or microbiology and immunology are needed.

Any questions, please feel free to contact Kristen Mighty by email or at 847-467-3542.

Training Grant Director