The NCRE Scholars Program helps Scholars transition to the next stage of their research careers. Common and Tailored activities are designed to help Scholars achieve this goal. Common Activities will involve all Cohort 9 Scholars and help develop essential research skills and build a network of collaborators and colleagues. Tailored Activities address the specific needs of each Scholar as articulated in Tailored Career Development Plans (TCDPs) co-created by each Scholar and their mentor(s) upon acceptance into the Scholars program.
Due to current physical distancing guidelines and restrictions on travel, in-person Scholar meetings in the summer and fall of 2020 will shift to a virtual format. Adjustments will also be made to plans for each Scholar to support career development under these constraints.
All Scholars will participate in the following activities:
|Cohort 9 Virtual Kick-Off Meeting||Virtual||TBD (likely Sept/Oct 2020)|
|Monthly group mentoring with Drs. Sarche and Whitesell||Virtual||recurring meeting times TBD|
|Monthly NCRE Writing Workshops||Virtual (via Zoom)|
2nd Tuesday of each month, 1-2 PM MT
|Two Intensive Writing Retreats (2 days each)||CU AMC Campus (or virtual as needed)||TBD|
|2021 Society for Prevention Research (SPR) conference||Washington, DC||June 1-4, 2021|
|Short course: Responsible Conduct of Research with AI/AN Communities||TBD||TBD|
|2021 NCRE Conference (two days)||Denver, Colorado||September 2021 (exact date TBD)|
|Course: Writing NIH Grants for Research with AI/AN Communities (two days)||Denver, Colorado (in conjunction with NCRE Conference)||September 2021 (exact date TBD)|
|Mentoring the NCRE STaRS (Students Thinking About Research careerS)||Denver, Colorado (in conjunction with NCRE Conference)||September 2021 (exact date TBD)|
Each Scholar will work with Drs. Sarche and Whitesell, at the Kick-off meeting, to develop a Tailored Career Development Plan (TCDP). Each Scholar’s TCDP will include at least one writing goal – either the publication of a research paper or the submission of a grant application. For postdoctoral Scholars, this may include preparing a full application for submission (e.g., a K award or R series) or developing a strategic plan for peer-review publication to build a portfolio that will support an application within two years of completing the NCRE Scholars program. Predoctoral Scholars may focus writing efforts on a manuscript for peer-review publication (for example, tied to their dissertation work) or on developing a predoctoral fellowship application (e.g., F31). The individualized writing goals will form the basis for each Scholar’s activities during the Intensive Writing Retreats and are expected to be completed within 18 months of beginning the program.
In addition to the specific writing goals, each Scholar will be able to select activities to include in their TCDPs to support their individual career development. Options for TCDPs include, but are not limited to:
Eligible applicants include early career investigators, including junior faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and late-stage doctoral students in psychology, sociology, public health, social work, anthropology, education, or related disciplines.
All applicants must intend to pursue a research career focused on substance use and disorder and Native child and adolescent development. Application materials should reflect this intent and focus.
Applications for Cohort 10 will be solicited in the late spring 2021. Please check back for more information, or email Caitlin Howley to be added to our listserv.