NCRE Scholars 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, involve all Scholars in a cohort, help develop essential research skills and a network of collaborators and colleagues. Tailored Activities, specific to the needs of each Scholar, are co-created by each Scholar and their mentor(s) upon acceptance into the program.
All Cohort 11 Scholars will participate in the following:
|NCRE Conference*||Denver, CO||Sept. 15-16, 2022|
|Kick-Off Meeting||Santa Ana Pueblo, NM||Nov. 13-18, 2022|
|Monthly group mentoring meetings||Virtual||recurring meeting times TBD|
|Monthly NCRE Writing Workshops||Virtual|
2nd Tuesday of each month, 1-2 PM MT
|Two 2-day Intensive Writing retreats||TBD||TBD|
|2023 Society for Prevention Research (SPR) conference||Washington, DC||May 30-June 2, 2023|
|Course: Responsible Conduct of Research with AI/AN Communities||TBD||TBD|
|Course: Writing NIH Grants for Research with AI/AN Communities||TBD||TBD|
*Scholars will serve as mentors to students in the STaRS program
Each Scholar will work with NCRE program mentors, 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) 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, such as junior faculty or 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.