Training Grant Director

October 19, 2017

Practical Steps for Increasing Openness and Reproducibility: An Introduction to the OSF

The workshop will be hands-on. Using example studies, attendees will actively participate in creating a reproducible project from start to finish.

October 16, 2017

Explore Biomedical PhD Careers: Medical Science Liaison

Learn more about this career path with From Science to Pharma’s new free online resources.

October 16, 2017

NIGMS Announces New NRSA Training Grant (T32)

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) has announced its new Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Predoctoral Institutional Research Training Grant (T32).

October 6, 2017

NIH Proposal Writing Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

The Graduate School offers a series of fellowship proposal writing workshops in alignment with specific deadlines and led by writing experts.

September 25, 2017

Multidisciplinary Training Program for Pediatricians, Engineers and Data Scientists

The Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health (TL1) Award is now accepting applications for a tentative March 1, 2018 start date.

September 25, 2017

Funding Opportunity: NIMH Research Education Mentoring Programs for HIV/AIDS Researchers (R25)

The over-arching goal of this National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs with the goal of advancing the priorities outlined in the Office of AIDS Research (OAR) Annual Strategic Plan and the research program priorities of the NIMH Division of AIDS Research (DAR).

September 25, 2017

NIH Releases A Reminder Regarding Application Completeness and Compliancy at Time of Submission

The purpose of this notice is to remind applicants, both sponsored programs officials as well as investigators, that to be fair to all concerned the NIH will consistently apply standards for application completeness and for compliance with all submission requirements and NIH policies.

September 25, 2017

Increasing Openness and Reproducibility: Galter to Sponsor OSF Workshop

The Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center will provide a workshop titled “Practical Steps for Increasing Openness and Reproducibility: An Introduction to the Open Science Framework (OSF)”.

September 21, 2017

Topics in STEMinism: Women Preparing for Post-PhD Careers in STEM

The Topics in STEMinism series examines the various ways in which social and cultural contexts shape the experiences of women in male-dominated STEM fields. Join other Northwestern graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and staff on-campus as we participate in this series organized by the CIRTL Network.

September 19, 2017

Fall Workshops at Northwestern University Libraries

Checkout these upcoming workshops and events at Northwestern University Libraries

September 18, 2017

Register Now for Fall Quarter Writing Workshop

The Graduate Writing Place and The Writing Program will hold five 90-minute workshops this quarter on topics ranging from Developing & Delivering Conference Papers to Reading and Note-Taking for Academic Writing.

September 15, 2017

Free Online Resource for Life Sciences Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

iBiology is offering a free online resource for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the life sciences: Planning Your Scientific Journey aims to teach students how to choose a good scientific problem as well as how to plan their journey ahead.

September 11, 2017

Institutional Career Development Program in HIV-Related Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Research (K12)

The goal of the K12 Institutional Career Development Program in HIV-related Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep (HLBS) research is to encourage institutions to develop and sustain programs that support inter-disciplinary, intensive mentored research training and career development for junior PhDs and MDs in AIDS co-morbidities as well as cell and gene therapies for HIV cure and prevention of HIV transfusion transmission.

September 11, 2017

WISER Fall Welcome Social

Join Northwestern's Women in Science and Engineering Research (WISER) for a reception to welcome new woman-identifying graduate students in STEM to campus.

September 7, 2017

2017 Research Resources Forum

Northwestern Libraries invites doctoral students to attend the 2017 Research Resources Forum on Monday, September 18 to discover the vast array of information resources and services available through the University Libraries.

August 29, 2017

Recently Funded Training Grant Programs

Congratulations to the following people on their funded training grant programs.

August 28, 2017

Funding Opportunity: NIAID Research Education Program (R25)

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

August 28, 2017

AAMC Response to NIGMS RFI on Strategies to Enhance Physician-Scientist Training through the NIGMS MSTP

TeaserThe AAMC August 8 submitted comments to the NIH’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) in response to a Request for Information on strategies to enhance physician-scientist training through the NIGMS Medical Scientist (MD-PhD) Training Program (MSTP).

August 28, 2017

Inside Higher Ed: Writing Successful Grant Proposals

In an essay this week published in Inside Higher Ed, Victoria McGovern, PhD, explores strategies for writing successful grant proposals.

August 28, 2017

BEST Report from Meeting on Career Outcomes

An August 7 meeting sponsored by Rescuing Biomedical Research brought together a small group of representatives, including from the AAMC and GREAT Group, to discuss improving career transparency in biomedical career outcomes.

August 28, 2017

Training Grant Administrators Meeting Slides Available

The slides and information from the Summer 2017 Training Grant Administrators Meeting are now available in the Northwestern Training Grant Administrators folder in Northwestern Box.

August 22, 2017

Skills & Careers in Science Writing

This is a free, evening course which trains graduate students to distill scientific ideas into engaging, reader-friendly stories for lay audiences.

August 4, 2017

Additional Guidance on Full-Time Training for NRSAs

The NIH July 24 released a notice to clarify and update the guidance on full-time training for Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA).

August 4, 2017

Limited Submission Opportunity: NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program

IGE projects will generate potentially transformative models for improvements in graduate education that prepare the next generation of scientists and engineers for the full range of possible STEM career paths to advance the nation's STEM enterprise.

August 2, 2017

Responsible Conduct of Research

Registration is available for the upcoming Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) series hosted by the Center for Education and Career Development in NUCATS.

July 24, 2017

What are Institutional Training Table Data Used For?

The NIH recently released a news item outlining the key items that the Institutional Training Table Data is used for by peer reviewers and NIH program staff in the evaluation of the application and making funding decisions.

July 24, 2017

History and Outcomes of Medical Scientist Training Programs

An article in Academic Medicine looks at the history and outcomes of 50 years of the physician-scientist training in Medical Scientist Training Programs (MSTP).

July 24, 2017

NSF Proposal Writing Workshops for Fall Deadlines

The Graduate School will host a series of workshops on writing the application for National Science Foundation grants with late October deadlines. Dr. Charles Yarnoff will lead the series, which is open to both graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

July 10, 2017

Notice of Intent to Reissue the Funding Opportunity Announcement for the NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award (F99/K00)

The NINDS, with other NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research Institutes and Centers (ICs), intends to reissue initiative RFA-NS-17-009.

June 28, 2017

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) Predoctoral Stipends, Training Related Expenses, Institutional Allowance, and Tuition/Fees Effective for Fiscal Year 2017

This Notice supersedes NOT-OD-16-062, and establishes stipend levels for fiscal year (FY) 2017 Kirschstein-NRSA awards for undergraduate and predoctoral trainees and fellows, as shown in the table below. The Training Related Expenses and Institutional Allowances for predoctoral trainees and fellows and the Tuition and Fees for all educational levels remain unchanged.

June 28, 2017

NIH Extramural Loan Repayment Program (LRP)

The overall purpose of the NIH extramural LRP is the recruitment and retention of highly qualified health professionals as research investigators to careers in research.

June 28, 2017

Save The Date: Training Grant Administrators Meeting

The next Training Grant Administrators Meeting will take place Tuesday, August 1 at 12pm in Wieboldt Hall 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.

June 28, 2017

Opportunities for students & postdocs at 2017 SACNAS

Two exciting opportunities are now open to students and postdocs for 2017 SACNAS: Travel Scholarships and Research Presentations.

June 22, 2017

NEDARC Scientific Grant Writing Workshop

The National EMSC Data Analysis Resource Center (NEDARC) will be hosting its annual Scientific Grant Writing workshop this year.

June 21, 2017

NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce

The over-arching goal of this program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce by (1) increasing the pool of current and future Ph.D.-level research scientists from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical neuroscience research; and (2) facilitating the career advancement/transition of the participants to the next step of their neuroscience careers.

June 13, 2017

2017 PPI Postdoctoral Preparation Institute: Career Transitions

This Postdoctoral Preparation Institute (PPI) meeting is primarily intended for postdoctoral fellows, new assistant professors, and advanced PhD students (near conferral of PhD degree).

June 13, 2017

Request for Information (RFI): Strategies to Enhance Physician-Scientist Training through the NIGMS Medical Scientist (MD-PhD) Training Program (MSTP)

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) seeks input on NIGMS’s institutional Medical Scientist (MD-PhD) Training Program (MSTP).

June 13, 2017

Reproductive Scientist Development Program (RSDP) (K12)

The purpose of this FOA issued by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), NIH is to announce the re-competition of the Reproductive Scientist Development Program (RSDP).

May 30, 2017

New NRMN Articles Focus on Trainees with Disabilities

The May 2017 National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) update includes new articles that provide insight related to trainees with disabilities.

May 23, 2017

New NIH "FORMS-E" Grant Application Forms and Instructions Coming for Due Dates On or After January 25, 2018

This notice informs the biomedical and health services research communities of changes to grant application form and application guide instructions for due dates on or after January 25, 2018.

May 23, 2017

eRA Information: xTrain’s Statement of Appointment PDF Form will No Longer Display PII Information

The xTrain module will no longer display certain information in the Statement of Appointment PDF form (PHS 2271), in order to protect Personally Identifiable Information (PII).

May 10, 2017

iBiology Professional Development Planning Course and Feedback

iBiology is excited to announce the release of the beta version of a new course, Planning Your Scientific Journey. They are looking for interested trainees who can take the beta course and provide feedback.

May 1, 2017

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.

April 21, 2017

10th Annual NIH Career Symposium

The NIH Career Symposium highlights the diversity of career choices available to the current generation of biomedical researchers.

April 20, 2017

BioProfessionals Career Development: John Magyar, Assistant Professor Barnard College

Dr. Magyar is a graduate of the Chemistry Graduate Program at Northwestern University and an alumnus of the Molecular Biophysics Training Program.

April 20, 2017

Recently Funded Training Grant Programs

Congratulations to these programs!

April 20, 2017

Congratulations to Richard Pope on being awarded 2017 Tripartite Legacy Faculty Prize

Richard M. Pope, MD, Solovy-Arthritis Research Society Professor and professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology, was recently named the recipient of the 2017 Tripartite Legacy Faculty Prize for excellence in research that emphasizes translational approaches, teaching, mentoring and leadership.

April 14, 2017

Guidance for Adjustments to Appointment Records in xTrain to Reflect Stipend Level Increases for Postdoctoral Trainees on Institutional Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA)

The NIH has released a notice to provide additional guidance regarding the process recipients of Kirschstein-NRSA institutional training grants (T32, T35, T90, TL1) will need to follow in order to properly reflect adjustments to appointment records for trainees when the training grant received supplemental funding in response to NOT-OD-17-002.

April 14, 2017

BEST Symposium by The Dow Chemical Company

The 11th annual BEST Symposium, hosted by The Dow Chemical Company, will be held in Midland, MI on August 15 – 17, 2017.

April 14, 2017

NIH BEST Practices Workshop 2017

The NIH BEST Consortium is pleased to announce the BEST Practices Workshop, sponsored by the NIH Common Fund and Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

April 14, 2017

National Career Development Consortium for Excellence in Glycosciences (K12)

The objective of this research career program is to create a national Consortium that focuses on career development of the next generation of biomedical investigators in glycosciences.

April 13, 2017

Science Careers Virtual Job Fair: Research Opportunities in Germany

Science Careers has teamed up with Research in Germany to offer an exciting job fair focused on career opportunities in Germany.

April 11, 2017

Register for the 2017 Neural Conference

The NEURAL Conference is a 2.5-day event crafted especially for the neuroscience graduate and postdoctoral trainees from underrepresented groups, including students with disabilities. Scientific presentations, professional development & networking are all on the agenda.

April 10, 2017

Neurosurgeon Research Career Development Program (NRCDP) (K12)

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to invite applications to continue support of a national program of mentored research career development for junior neurosurgeon faculty at institutions nationwide that support neurosurgical research.

April 7, 2017

Industry Career Panel Discussion and Networking Event

The Graduate Women in Science Chicago Chapter and UIC Graduate Women in Chemistry would like to invite students, faculty, and staff to their Industry Career event on April 27

April 5, 2017

National Academy of Sciences Funding Opportunity for Science Communication Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships

With support from the Rita Allen Foundation, the National Academy of Sciences is pleased to offer two awards of $37,500 each to support the formation and development of collaborative science communication researcher-practitioner partnerships.

March 28, 2017

Grant Writing Teaches Valuable Professional Skills: Advice for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Pursuing funding support as a graduate student or postdoc can help your career—and in more ways than one, writes Victoria McGovern.

March 27, 2017

Attend The Whole Scientist Course to Build Skills for Your Career (graduate students and postdoctoral fellows)

The Jackson Laboratory and partners are pleased to host The Whole Scientist workshop in New York on April 20, and in Bar Harbor, Maine, on May 15-19, 2017.

March 22, 2017

NRMN-CAN Facilitating Mentor Training

National Research Mentoring Network’s (NRMNet.net) NRMN-CAN Program invite faculty and staff to apply to attend a fully funded train-the-trainer workshop to support efforts in implementing mentor training that strengthens productive research mentoring relationships with diverse mentees at Northwestern (and other NRMN-CAN partcipating institutions).

March 20, 2017

Mentoring Your Summer Student: An Orientation for Postdocs and PhD Students

This workshop will help postdoctoral fellows and graduate students outline summer projects, set goals with summer advisees, structure interactions, and problem solve as issues arise.

March 15, 2017

Research Education: Bridges to the Doctorate (R25)

The over-arching goal of this National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Bridges to Doctorate R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical research workforce.

March 13, 2017

RSG Research Communication Training Program for Summer 2017 – APPLICATION EXTENDED TO APRIL 22!

RSG is a non-credit course that brings in experts from theatre, broadcast journalism, marketing, and education to help scientists and others to better communicate their research.

March 7, 2017

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Research Education Programs (R25)

The over-arching goal of this NICHD R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.

March 7, 2017

Informational Webinar on the Intramural NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) Program and Fi2 Application Process

The NIGMS PRAT Program is a three-year program providing outstanding laboratory research experiences in the NIH Intramural Research Program, access to NIH's extensive resources, mentorship, career development activities and networking.

March 7, 2017

Mentored Discussions of Teaching (MDT)

MDT is a one-quarter program where graduate students and postdocs learn about and discuss teaching and learning in the STEM and SBE fields.

March 3, 2017

Watch Sex Inclusion in Biomedical Research Workshop & Symposium videos online

Videos of the lectures and panel discussion are now available online.

March 3, 2017

Funding Opportunity for Faculty: NSF Graduate Student Supplemental Support

NSF has identified improvement in graduate student preparedness for entering the workforce and workforce diversity as Agency Priority Goals.

March 2, 2017

BCG's Ethnic Diversity Network Reception

BCG would like to invite you to join their Ethnic Diversity Network for a reception to meet members of their Black and Hispanic cadres and hear about various leadership opportunities you can take advantage of within the Network.

February 28, 2017

Developing Work/Life Resilience

Demonstrating resilience through challenging situations is a critical component of professional success.

February 20, 2017

Workshop: Writing a Teaching Statement

Strengthen your instruction and prepare for your career by developing your teaching statement.

February 20, 2017

Interdisciplinary Writing Groups: PhD Students in All Disciplines Welcome

Apply now for Spring Quarter Writing Groups! Virtual Groups Now Available!

February 17, 2017

Leadership Coaching for PhD Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

The Center for Leadership offers opportunities for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows to improve their skills in an environment that nurtures experimentation and innovation.

February 17, 2017

Notice of Informational Webinar for Applicants for NIMH Institutional Training Grants (T32)

This NIMH notice (NOT-MH-17-013) is to inform individuals who may apply for NIMH institutional training grants (T32; PA-16-152) that the NIMH will conduct an informational webinar on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

February 16, 2017

Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE) 3D Printing Networking Event

The Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE) will be hosting a 3D Printing Networking event at mHUB, (965 W. Chicago Ave. in Chicago), featuring Dima Elissa, Founder and CEO of VisMed-3D.

February 15, 2017

R Programming Workshop on the Chicago campus

Join Northwestern IT Research Computing Services and the Chicago Graduate Student Association for an R programming workshop on Monday, April 24th and Tuesday, April 25th from 9am-5pm.

February 9, 2017

Skills & Careers in Science Writing

Applications are now open for Northwestern STEM+ PhD candidates interested in developing their science writing and communication skills.

February 7, 2017

Huey Copeland to Leave TGS August 2017

It is with mixed emotions that I inform you that Huey Copeland will step down as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, effective August 31, 2017, to return full-time to the Graduate Faculty and his duties as Associate Professor of Art History with affiliations in African-American Studies, Art Theory & Practice, and Gender and Sexuality Studies.

February 6, 2017

NIGMS Advisory Council Meeting Approves Concept for New T32 Training Grant

The Advisory Council of the NIH’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) met from January 26-27, and discussed several items of interest, including an update on the NIH Division of Biomedical Research Workforce Programs.

February 6, 2017

Science Careers: Student Performance Measures Don't Perform

Two research studies published recently in PLoS One by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, find that neither GRE scores nor GPA are positively correlated with the number of first-author papers a biological/biomedical doctoral student publishes, or his/her progress through the PhD training program.

February 6, 2017

Science Letters: Building Community for Deaf Scientists

A letter sent in to Science Magazine highlights specific challenges present for deaf and hard-of-hearing (D/HH) individuals, who remain significantly underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce.

January 24, 2017

Navigating the Research Enterprise

This annual seminar series takes place on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month from October through March. It is offered in an effort to provide support for all early career faculty members and postdoctoral fellows at Northwestern who have protected time for investigation to focus on developing the key skills young scientists require in order to progress beyond just doing good research.

January 24, 2017

Postdoc Professional Development Travel Awards

The next application cycle for the Postdoc Professional Development Travel Awards administered by the OPA is now open and will close on February 3rd at 5pm!

January 24, 2017

Tea and Social Event for International Students and Postdocs

Jay Walsh, Vice President for Research invites international postdocs, visiting scholars and graduate students who work in a research laboratories to celebrate the remarkable science at Northwestern and introduce the support services available from the Office for Research. Refreshments will be provided. Please join the Office for Research on Friday, February 3 from 3-5 PM in Guild Lounge located in Scott Hall (601 University Place Evanston, IL 60208). Space in Guild Lounge is limited, please RSVP by Monday, January 30th.

January 6, 2017

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.

January 4, 2017

Career Development Event at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Annual Meeting

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Annual Meeting will be held in Chicago from April 22-26, 2017.

December 31, 2016

Webinar Series: Fundamentals in Data Science

The NIH Big Data to Knowledge program is pleased to announce the spring semester of The BD2K Guide to the Fundamentals of Data Science, a series of online lectures given by experts from across the country covering a range of diverse topics in data science.