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Grant Writing Mentoring Program

 

Hosted by the NSU Grant Writing Lab and Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, this year’s Grant Writing Mentoring Program will support early stage researchers (i.e., those who do not have past success in winning grant funding for their work) in the grant seeking process. The mentoring program will pair established researchers (i.e., those with experience and success applying for and winning research funding) with these junior faculty with the aim of writing and submitting an internal or external grant application by the end of the program period. Participation in this program will allow mentees access to external grant review of their proposals as well as equip them with their own grant writing handbook.

The 2021 program plans to welcome a cohort of 10 mentees and 10 mentors. The overarching goal is to increase the capacity (i.e., knowledge and skills) of NSU researchers early in their careers to find, apply for, and be competitive to receive grant support for their research. This goal will be accomplished through an approximately year-long program that features one-on-one meetings between mentees and their mentors, check-ins with the program’s Advisory Committee, and utilization of NSU’s grantsmanship trainings and resources.

 

Advisory Committee

Mentee Criteria & Commitment

A mentee is a full-time faculty member interested in pursuing a research career, who is early in their career (assistant or associate professor), and who does not have past success winning grant funding for their work. Mentees must have their dean’s approval to participate (a signed dean’s letter will be solicited before acceptance to the program). Most importantly, all mentees must commit to submitting a research proposal to either an internal or external funding opportunity by the end of the mentoring program period. They will be supported along the way by required meetings with their mentors and members of the Advisory Committee as well as through other grant writing resources at NSU.

 

Application for Mentees

Full-time NSU faculty fitting the above Mentee Criteria & Commitment as outlined above, should submit an application online. Prospective Mentees can submit an application by following the below instructions during the open recruitment period for the program (*see email communications regarding application deadline).

 

Apply as a Mentee:

  • Eligible Mentees (i.e., full-time assistant and associate professors at NSU) will find a course invitation from Canvas in your email inbox for the course “2021 Grant Writing Mentoring Program.” This invitation is sent at the start of the open recruitment period for Mentees.
  • Accept the course invitation and click the “Modules” tab on the left-hand course toolbar.
  • Under the “2021 Application for Mentees” module, choose the “2021 Mentee Application - click here to apply!” item.
  • This will launch a survey form to collect more information about you and your interest in the program. The information you provide here will be used by the program’s Advisory Committee to facilitate Mentee selection and matching with a Mentor. Deadline to complete this application is March 1, 2021.

 

Questions? Email GRANTLAB@nova.edu

 

Mentor Criteria & Commitment

A mentor is a full-time faculty member who has received external sponsored funding in the past 5 years and who holds the rank of associate or full professor. Mentors must have a current research agenda and their dean’s approval to participate (a signed dean’s letter will be solicited before the program begins). Most importantly, all mentors must commit to supporting their mentee to submit a research proposal to either an internal or external funding opportunity by the end of the mentoring program period. They will be supported along the way by required meetings with their mentees and members of the Advisory Committee as well as through other grant writing resources at NSU.

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