The Training and Development Core offers easily accessible support for career and research development at no cost.
The Training and Development Core is a “one-stop shop” for training, mentorship, research team development, and grant proposal writing for UConn investigators at all stages of their careers, from graduate students to tenured faculty. We offer extensive services including one-on-one support connecting with inCHIP Directors and Boundary Spanners, our Grant Writing Boot Camp, FY18 seed grant competitions, grant proposal incubator, a knowledge integration sandbox and a weekly writing group for manuscripts.
Training and Development Core Services
To see a list of and to access our Core services, please visit the role tabs above.
Directed By InCHIP Director Amy Gorin, PhD.
Graduate Student and Post Doc Services
InCHIP offers many training and development services through this core to graduate students and post-doctorate fellows. Below you can find all of the workshops offered through the training and development core, as well as some resources for starting research teams and finding a mentor.
Junior Faculty Services
InCHIP’s Training and Development core offers many different workshops and services for UConn junior faculty to take advantage of. This includes writing groups, a mentorship program and the grant writing bootcamp. The core also offers resources that can help you build a research team and get feedback on your project ideas. Have a suggestion for a training program not listed here? Email Amy Gorin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Pilot program for junior faculty
- Be assigned to a team with mentors across departments/colleges/campuses
- The goal of this program is to encourage interdisciplinary collaborations in health research
- Email email@example.com to find a mentoring team
Mid-Career and Senior Faculty Services
InCHIP’s Training and Development core offers many different workshops and services for UConn faculty to take advantage of. This includes opportunities for support in grant writing. The core also offers services such as research colloaboration development and proposal feedback. We have also offered training in Team Science, grant writing in the past.
- NIH“Top 10 List: Things Scientists Ask about Finding an Industry Job”
- NIH“Grant Writing 101”
- NIH“Academic Job Search: Applying and Interviewing”
Mentoring Womenin Academia
- ACE Women’s Network: National system of networks within each state with the goal of advancing and supporting women working in higher education. The network emphasizes the importance of leadership for women in academia.
- Hersnet.org: is an organization with the goal of creating a meaningful network of female leaders within the acedeme. The HERS Institute provides leadership training and development training opportunities for women in higher education.
- Moody, Joann. 2004. “Supporting Women and Minority Faculty: To retain and promote a more diverse workforce, institutions need to welcome newcomers differently” Academe 90 (1): 47-52.This article poses some tactics for universities, departments, and senior faculty can undertake to promote more inclusive incoming faculty that are women or people of color.
- MentorNet: Connects faculty and practitioners working in STEM and Healthcare fields with either a mentor or mentee.
- Talk to mike about the SREM mentor/mentee match up system
- Society for Teaching Psychology (APA): provides an opportunity for faculty to mentor or gain mentorship aimed disseminating greater expertise in teaching psychology.
- #FundingFridays:The Department of Health and Human Services has a weekly blog on grants.gov. The blog features content and resources for current and prospective grant writers seeking to apply for federally funded grants.
- Grants 101: This is info provided by Grants.gov that gets at the basics of grants.
- InCHIP Funding Announcements: External Funding Announcements are posted onto the InCHIP website, this list has a lot of health related grants many of which are through the NIH.
- Human Frontier Science Program: Art of Grantmanship.
Team Building & Interdisciplinary Research
- Science of Team Science Resources:The Science of Team Science is of great interest to us at InCHIP, it basically refers to the process of managing and developing collaborative research teams. This site contains a number of resources, including, blogs/social media accounts, organizations, and articles that may be useful for building teams. (hereis a link to join their listserv for even more resources)
- Team Science Toolkitt: The National Cancer Institute runs the Team Science website, which offers a good introduction to team science and the extent work going on within the field.