Training Grant Director

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 ( 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.