Biol 698

Professional Skills for Grant Trainees

 

 

 

 

 

Instructor

 

 

Dr. Elba Serrano

 

 

serrano AT    nmsu    DOT   edu

 

 

646-5217

 

 

Foster 459

 

 

Mon 11:30-1:30 and by appointment

 

Objective

Bio 698 activities will enhance student professional competitiveness by providing educational experiences and class assignments that will build expertise in the following areas:

o        Fellowship applications

o        Skills assessment; professional development plans for    postdoctoral research

o        Oral presentation skills

 

 

 

 

Date

Topic

Guest Presenters

Aug-21-08

Introduction; Supervisory Responsibilities; Multitasking and Time Management

 

Aug-28-08

The Pre and Post-Award Institutional Process/ (Budgets, CAS templates, Compliance, NIH, NSF formats)

Bring Fellowship short list to class

 

Sep-4-08

Preparing a Grant Application

Regents Professor Mary O'Connell, Plant Sciences

Sep-11-08

Stop Talking before They Stop Listening

Kathryn Hanley

Sep-18-08

Fellowship application planning

 

Sep-25-08

ORAL & POSTER presentations (15 minutes; 12 + 3)

Faculty TBA

Oct-2-08

Linking Manuscript Preparation to Experimental Design

John Gustafson

Oct-9-08

OPEN TIME

Student free session

Oct-16-08

Fellowship application drafts due

 

Oct-23-08

The Postdoctoral Experience: Identifying and Securing a Postdoc

Jeff Molk, Hutchison Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar

Oct-30-08

Fellowship application review/Q&A: Personal Statements/Diversity Initiatives

Sylvia Hurtado et al.: The Science of Diversifying Science

Nov-6-08

Professional Develop Individual Workshop:

Option 1: Brown Eyes, Blue Eyes, Ms. Jane Elliott, NMSU Teaching Academy

Option 2: How to Negotiate Authorship and Publish Scholarly Works, Dr. Luis Vazquez, Associate Dean of Graduate School

 

Nov-13-08

Postdoctoral Individual Development Plan

Scientific Skills Assessment

 

Nov-20-08

Presentations/Career Q&A

 

Nov-27-08

Thanksgiving

 

Dec-4-08

On the Origins of the Idea of Scientific Discovery

Regents Professor William Eamon, History

Dec-11-08 3:30 pm

Submit Final Fellowship Applications

Presentations

 

 

 

 

Assignments

 

1000

 

Application

 

 

draft

150

 

final

300

 

Oral presentation

200

 

Plan/skills assessment

150

 

Attendance (20 points each)

maximum of 300

 

 

 

General Resources

 

 

Science Careers

http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/funding 

 

HHMI

http://www.hhmi.org/resources/students.html 

 

 

 

 

Fellowship deadlines usually November

 

 

Ford Pre and Postdoc

http://www7.nationalacademies.org/FORDfellowships/Fordpredoc.html   

NIH NRSA F31/F32  Pre and Postdoc

http://grants.nih.gov/training/F_files_nrsa.htm

 

NRC Post doc

http://www7.nationalacademies.org/rap/

 

NASA Pre and Postdoc

http://education.nasa.gov/edprograms/national/spacegrant/home/index.html

NSF postdoc

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12720

 

 

 

 

 

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