ORC Grant Editing Service
Have your grant edited by Brenda Birmann, part-time grant editor with the ORC. Brenda provides individual feedback, assists with English language, grammar, and writing style, and ensures formatting and content is in line with NIH guidelines. You may sign up for either an ‘Aims only’ or ‘Full Proposal’ slot for the months preceding your submission date. Brenda does not provide scientific review, so we recommend getting feedback from your mentor(s) before submitting to have as complete a draft as possible.
Initial slots are offered weekly on a first-come, first-served basis. Investigators may be given editing help with up to two full submissions within a 12-month period (or two full submissions and an ‘Aims only’ slot, if timing allows for the third request after giving preference to first-time requests). Additional requests beyond this limit can still be submitted through the REDcap form and will be placed on a waitlist to be accepted if the desired slots are not claimed. Similarly, a second request within the same NIH cycle (as marked by the Feb/March, June/July, and Oct/Nov deadlines) will be initially placed on the waitlist to ensure we can help the maximum number of investigators.
UPDATE 10/22/2020: All editing slots through November 9th are currently filled, as well as 12/7 and 1/4/2021. You are still welcome to submit an application and will be placed on the waitlist in case one of the slots you hope for opens up.
Career Development (K Series) Grant Writing Workshop Series
The Office for Research Careers (ORC) is pleased to offer a pilot workshop series designed to provide guidance and feedback to junior faculty applying for National Institutes of Health Career Development (K) Awards.
Application closed for Summer 2019 cycle.
Mentoring Circles Program
The Mentoring Circles Program (MCP) is a program created by postdocs for postdocs. Two senior postdoc mentors meet with a small group of 5-7 junior postdoc mentees on a monthly-basis to give advice and help advance their career. Applications for the 2020 – 2021 academic year closed on August 17th. Next year’s applications will open in Summer 2021.
CURE Mentoring Program
The Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences Program (CURE), administered by the Initiative to Eliminate Cancer Disparities, allows postdocs to mentor a high school or undergraduate student in their lab for 8 – 12 weeks during the summer.
Brigham Health Young Professionals ERG
The Brigham Health Young Professionals (BH YP) Employee Resource Group has a subcommittee for Professional Development. Examples of past related events from this ERG include: workshops to identify/apply for jobs and graduate school; panel presentations by industry leaders; reading recommendations from senior leaders; and their very popular “Coffee With” series. All BH employees who identify themselves as young professionals, regardless of age, are welcome to be a part of the BH YP Community.
MGB Professional Development Series (PDS)
This series from MGB offers several classes in Spring and Fall semesters as well as options for self-led learning, including an extensive Professional Resources Library to support all employees’ personal skill development.