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Grant Writing Mentoring Program

 

Sponsored by the NSU Grant Writing Lab and 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 tenure-track 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

Tenure-track faculty fitting the above Mentee Criteria and able to agree to the Commitment and Timeline as outlined above, should submit an application here: TBA

Mentor Criteria & Commitment

A mentor is a tenure-track 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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