Looking to jumpstart your career or maybe add a little “oomph” to your growing momentum as a researcher? NIH offers several opportunities from training grants and fellowships to specialized programs for burgeoning scientists such as becoming a Scientific Reviewer at NIH’s Center for Scientific Review (CSR).
Cancer Research Symposium Gives Early Career Faculty Opportunity to Present Work
On September 17, 2014, the Cancer Community of Scholars hosted a Cancer Research Symposium for Early Career/Assistant Professors at the Wood Auditorium, UT Medical Center. Sponsored by the Community of Scholars including the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Office of Research and Engagement, the College of Veterinary Medicine, the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine and the University of Tennessee Medical Center Cancer Center of Excellence, the symposium provided an opportunity for early career professors to present their work in progress and receive feedback on new ideas for future projects. It also allowed the assistant professors an opportunity to learn more about an avenue for applying for pilot project funding from a proposed American Cancer Society (ACS) Institutional Research Grant (IRG) proposal.
Opportunity for Early-Career Women in Chemical Sciences
The Marion Milligan Mason Fund will provide three grants of $50,000 every other year to women researchers engaged in basic research in the chemical sciences. Awards are for women who are starting their academic research careers. In addition to research funding, the program will provide leadership development and mentoring opportunities.