Research Announcements

Planning your Scientific Journey

Planning Your Scientific Journey is an innovative online course. Engaging videos, along with reflective exercises, offer concrete tools and practical advice to help you navigate the most challenging aspects of developing and planning a research project. Instruction is led by a diverse group of leading scientists, such as Nobel Laureates, accomplished faculty, and junior scientists, who think about different aspects scientific training in deep and meaningful ways. Our hope is that you will end our course feeling more prepared and confident in your own scientific journey!

This online innovative course on “Planning your Scientific Journey” is being offered by iBiology Courses, an online learning system, developed  with support  from NIGMS’ IPERT program.

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The course starts on October 2, 2017 and ends November 13, 2017.

PCORI Announces new Application System for January 2017

In January, PCORI will launch a new funding application system, PCORI Online to enhance the application experience throughout the Letter of Intent and application submission process  The new PCORI Online will open to applicants on January 17, the first day that LOIs can be submitted for the Cycle 1 2017 funding opportunities.  All PCORI funding opportunities for Cycle 1 2017 onward will utilize the new system.

Three training sessions  will be offered to learn the details of how to use the new system, sessions will be:

  • 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM, January 12, 2017
  • 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM, January 18, 2017
  • 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM, January 24, 2017

Register Online

Writing Seminar for Post-Docs

Adrian Koesters, Ph.D., editorial grant specialist, will hold a six-session seminar for post-doctoral students on effective writing strategies beginning Jan. 10. The course, designed for post-doctoral researchers who wish to improve their basic writing skills, runs through Feb. 14. Participants must commit to attending at least five of the six sessions, which will be held Tuesdays from 1-1:50 p.m. at the Durham Research Center, Room 1005. Pre-registration is required. Registration is available via REDCap on the Post-Doc web page.