Training and Development Core

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Description

Directed By InCHIP Associate Director Amy Gorin, PhD.

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 access the Core’s services, please visit the appropriate tab above for your affiliation with UConn.

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.Find Collaborators and Build Your Research TeamAccess MentoringGet Feedback on Your Research Ideas and Grant Proposals

Graduate Student Grant Writing Institute

  • Geared towards students committed to writing a NIH or NSF fellowship proposal
  • Stipend provided after external proposal is submitted

Date:Begins May 2018Learn more and Sign Up

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 amy.gorin@uconn.edu.

Find Collaborators and Build Your Research Team Access Mentoring Access the Grant Proposal Incubator

Grant Writing Boot Camp
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  • 10-session academic year long program for faculty
  • Covers:
    • How to find and respond to relevant funding announcements from NIH, NSF and other agencies using Pivot, Spin and the Foundation Directory
    • How to turn your CV into a compelling biosketch
    • How to build your dream research team
    • How to construct a grant budget within UConn guidelines
    • How to write a winning specific aims section and an innovative research plan
    • How to respond to reviewer feedback
  • InCHIP grant writing experts will be leading sessions and providing feedback

Date: Began on September 18th, 2017

Grant Proposal IncubatorMike Copenhaver & Blair Johnson
Applying for a grant? Want feedback on your proposal? InCHIP’s Grant Proposal Incubator can help.Directed by Mike Copenhaver (PhD, Allied Health) & Blair Johnson (PhD, Psychological Sciences)

The Grant Proposal Incubator can be utilized at any stage of the grant writing process, from the formation of ideas to the polishing of completed proposals.

  • Your proposal’s “incubation” will consist of a thorough review of your ideas and materials by a panel of grant writing experts.
  • Following this review, the group will convene to meet with you to give constructive feedback on your proposal.

Date: By Appointment 
Sign Up for the Grant Proposal Incubator

Seed Grants
At the moment we offer 2 different seed grants for junior faculty members

  • A $15k seed grant for pilot studies
  • A $2,500 seed grant for team building

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Interdisciplinary Mentoring Teams

  • 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

Find a mentoring team!

K Award Workshop
Sherry Pagoto

  • Led by Dr. Sherry Pagoto
  • Post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty are eligible for NIH K Research Career Development Awards which are 4-5 year awards that support mentored research and training. K awards have higher funding rates than R grants and assist junior investigators in developing an independent program of research.

Date: May 7th, 2018

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Mid-Career 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.

Do you have a suggestion for a training program not listed here? Email Amy Gorin atamy.gorin@uconn.edu.Find Collaborators and Build Your Research TeamAccess MentoringAccess the Grant Proposal Incubator

Grant Proposal IncubatorMike Copenhaver & Blair JohnsonApplying for a grant? Want feedback on your proposal? InCHIP’s Grant Proposal Incubator can help.Directed by Mike Copenhaver (PhD, Allied Health) & Blair Johnson (PhD, Psychological Sciences)

The Grant Proposal Incubator can be utilized at any stage of the grant writing process, from the formation of ideas to the polishing of completed proposals.

  • Your proposal’s “incubation” will consist of a thorough review of your ideas and materials by a panel of grant writing experts.
  • Following this review, the group will convene to meet with you to give constructive feedback on your proposal.

Date:By Request Request a Grant Proposal Incubator

Knowledge Integration Sandbox

  • Interdisciplinary play space or “Idea Lab”
  • 3 day workshop
  • Because the mechanisms that impact health are so complex, this workshop aims to develop a novel & transformative hypotheses for public health problems.

Date:June 2018Sign Up

Resources

Podcasts

Mentoring Womenin Academia

Tele-mentoring

  • 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.

Grantmanship

  • #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 Toolkit: 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.

Training and Development Events