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 10 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 program.
All Cohort 10 Scholars will participate in the following:
|Kick-Off Meeting||In-person or virtual (as public health guidelines permit)||mid-Oct 2021|
|Monthly group mentoring meetings||Virtual||recurring meeting times TBD|
|Monthly NCRE Writing Workshops||Virtual (via Zoom)|
2nd Tuesday of each month, 1-2 PM MT
|Two 2-day Intensive Writing Retreats||In-person or virtual (as public health guidelines permit)||TBD|
|2022 Society for Prevention Research (SPR) conference||Seattle, WA||May 31-June 4, 2022|
|Course: Responsible Conduct of Research with AI/AN Communities||TBD||TBD|
|2022 NCRE Conference||Denver, Colorado||September 2022 (exact date TBD)|
|Course: Writing NIH Grants for Research with AI/AN Communities||TBD||TBD|
|Mentoring* the NCRE STaRS (Students Thinking About Research careerS)||Denver, Colorado (in conjunction with NCRE Conference)||September 2022 (exact date TBD)|
*Scholars will serve as mentors to students in the STaRS program
Each Scholar will work with Drs. Sarche and Whitesell 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 TCDP activities that support their career development. Examples include:
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.
The following application materials must be submitted via email to Caitlin Howley no later than 5:00pm MDT on Monday, August 16, 2021.
Applicants will be notified of selection decisions by mid-September 2021.