This weekly newsletter contains updates for CRTC Postdoctoral Scholars regarding seminar and other class information and deadlines, CRTC program notes, funding opportunities, useful resources, and upcoming events. For suggestions or items for this newsletter, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- TL1 Postdoctoral Training
Dana Watt TL1 Postdoctoral Program Trainee was a panel moderator for The Path to SBIR/STTR Funding: Successes, Failures, Reviewers & Resources discussion on November 7, 2017.
Applications are being accepted now through February 20, 2018 for the TL1 Predoctoral Programs
- Summer Predoctoral Program: Two-month research core, beginning June 1 and ending July 31
- Intensive Predoctoral Program: Twelve-month research core, beginning June 1 and continuing through May 31 the following year
- Standard Predoctoral Program 1 – 3 year (9 month minimum) appointment concurrent with the student’s doctoral degree program.
For more information, please contact Adisa Kalkan (email@example.com)
Applications are being accepted now through February 15, 2018 for the Advanced Summer Program for Investigation and Research Education (ASPIRE)
ASPIRE is an opportunity at Washington University School of Medicine offered to current college students. Under the direction of WU clinician-researchers, Vicky Fraser, MD, Jay Piccirillo, MD, and David Warren, MD, ASPIRE was created to introduce young investigators to medical research and further their existing interest in the field. The eight-week program includes didactic sessions, seminars and a mentored research experience.
For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Office of Training Grants (OTG) has developed a Grant Library (WUSTL Box) to serve as a centralized resource for grant writers/investigators at different career stages. To share a copy of your awarded grant, please contact Betsy Abente, email@example.com.
- The Cancer Genomics and Outcomes Research STRENGTH (Short-Term Education and Growth Through Hands-On Experience) Program is currently seeking applications. This online training program is designed for postdoctoral scholars(PhDs or MDs) who are still training or Junior Faculty who are interested in pursuing patient oriented cancer research. The STRENGTH program will provide didactic training which includes online learning modules, hands-on lab experience, ongoing mentor research, career development seminars and some funding for educational expenses or travel to scientific meetings. Applications and additional information may be found at: R25STRENGTH.wustl.edu
- Don’t forget to cite the ICTS grant(s) on your publications and presentations. Visit the CRTC grant citations webpage for complete citation information.
- Please be sure to request a PMCID for any peer-reviewed article that is published citing an NIH grant. The NIH will begin withholding funding from scholars and programs who do not comply with the Public Access Policy.
- The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation 2018 Clinical Scientist Development Award Competition is now open Pre-proposal applications are being sought from physician scientists at the assistant professor level conducting clinical research in any disease area. Click here to find out more about the eligibility criteria.
Pre-Proposals Due: December 1, 2017, 3 p.m., ET
Invitation to submit full proposal: By 5 p.m., ET on January 19, 2018
Full proposals due: March 16, 2018, 3 p.m., ET
Award Start Date: July 1, 2018
The Clinical Scientist Development Award does not require institutional nomination. This competition employs a two-stage process. Pre-proposal applications will be reviewed and up to 50 applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal. In keeping with the wishes expressed in Doris Duke’s will, experiments that use animals or primary tissues derived from animals will not be supported by this program.
- No Doris Duke Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists (DDFRCS) application cycle for Fall 2017. More information will be provided in the coming months regarding the Spring 2018 application cycle. For more information, please visit crtc.wustl.edu/dorisduke.
On behalf of the iTeach planning committee, it is my pleasure to invite you to register for iTeach, Washington University’s biennial faculty symposium on teaching, to be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 in The Knight Center. Please mark your calendar and plan to join us for this day-long event, which will bring together faculty from all schools across the university to share insights and ideas on teaching and learning.
We are pleased to announce that the 2018 iTeach symposium will open with a welcome by Provost Holden Thorp and a plenary by Mary Murphy, PhD entitled Barriers and Breakthroughs: Social-Psychological Interventions to Support Student Success. Dr. Murphy is Associate Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and the Associate Vice Provost for Student Diversity and Inclusion at Indiana University. For details about the program and a link to the registration form, please see our website.
The plenary will be followed by sixteen interactive sessions led by Washington University faculty and staff on topics such as
- Strategies for fostering inclusion and diversity in our classrooms, campus, and community
- Approaches to improving learning by promoting resilience, growth mindset, and metacognition
- Insights from research on teaching and learning at Washington University
- Methods for integrating active learning and teaching critical thinking across the disciplines
Held every other January since 2002, the iTeach symposium is sponsored by Arts & Sciences, the University Libraries, The Teaching Center, and the Office of the Provost.
If you have any questions about registration, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Mary Stewart at (314) 935-4252.
I look forward to seeing you at iTeach on January 9, 2018.
Beth A. Fisher, PhD
Director, Academic Services, The Teaching Center
Lecturer in Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Washington University in St. Louis
What good is discovery if you can’t share it?
Join us for a monthly series all about Communicating Your Science featuring WashU faculty and staff, plus expert guests from the St. Louis community. Hear valuable perspectives on crafting and disseminating stories about science for any audience, including grantors, scientists from other fields, the public and the media.
All members of the WashU and WUMC community are welcome to attend!
Registration is encouraged but not required (see links and schedule below).
Contact Mychal Voorhees at (314) 362-4734 or email@example.com with questions.
Save the Date: 2018 PCOR Symposium
- Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at EPNEC
- Please visit pcor.wustl.edu for more information
There is a poster printer in the CRTC which is available for scholar use by appointment only. The cost is $50 per poster. Posters can be printed on 36″ or 42″ gloss paper rolls. Please make your reservation several days in advance with Jesseca Leggett, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Poster Printer Handbooks instructions