Training and Career Development. Applications & Funding: Perspectives from the National Institutes of Health – NIH and the The National Institute on Drug Abuse - NIDA. Beth Babecki , M.A. Training Coordinator Division of Basic Neuroscience & Behavioral Research, NIDA.
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Training and Career Development Applications & Funding: Perspectives from the National Institutes of Health – NIH and the The National Institute on Drug Abuse - NIDA Beth Babecki, M.A. Training Coordinator Division of Basic Neuroscience & Behavioral Research, NIDA
Topics for Today • What is NIH and NIDA interested in? 2. What can NIH and NIDA do for me? 3. How do I become independent?
What’s happening at NIH? Witness before the Subcommittee on Labor Education Appropriations – March 2012 • Investments in the biomedical infrastructure, in scientists’ ideas, and in workforce training are essential to drive the innovation that will spur America’s economic recovery and future growth. • The U.S. must compete in training America’s next generation to make tomorrow’s health discoveries and ensure continued scientific leadership. NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins
What’s happening at NIH? Witness before the Subcommittee on Labor Education Appropriations – March 2012 • Investments in the biomedical infrastructure, in scientists’ ideas, and in workforce training are essential to drive the innovation that will spur America’s economic recovery and future growth. • The U.S. must compete in training America’s next generation to make tomorrow’s health discoveries and ensure continued scientific leadership. NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins That’s YOU!
What’s Happening at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)? • NIDA’s Mission is to bring the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction • NIDA’s Research Priorities: • Prevention • Treatment • Medical Consequences • Evidence-Based Interventionsto expand availability, adoption, and access to substance abuse and HIV treatment services Nora D. Volkow, M.D., Director
NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction Chemistry and Physiological Systems Research Genetics & Molecular Neurobiology Research DBNBR HIV/AIDS, Pain, Women & Sex/Gender Differences, Training Functional Neuroscience Research Behavioral and Cognitive Science Research Division of Basic Neuroscience and Behavioral Research (DBNBR) Advancing the Science of Drug Addiction Through Basic Research Advancing the Science of Drug Addiction Through Basic Research
Check out PubMedhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ and the NIH Reporter http://projectreporter.nih.gov/reporter.cfm
Who Can I Talk To at NIH?You are Probably 3 People Away from the Right Person • Ask your mentor for a referral to an NIH Program Officer • Call a Program Announcement Contact • Study the NIH Organizational Charts • Call someone on the NIH Training Contacts listhttp://grants.nih.gov/training/tac_training_contacts.doc
Who is My Primary NIH Contact?Your NIH Program Officer • Your first NIH contact • Attends the study section, recommends applications for funding, advises you and monitors your grant progress • Your advocate within the system Beth Babecki, MA Training coordinator DBNBR/NIDA 301-435-0899 firstname.lastname@example.org Albert Avila, PhD Training coordinator DBNBR/NIDA 301.496.8804 email@example.com
Funding Preparation • Start Early
Funding Receipt and Referral Center for Scientific Review Assigns Months 1-3
Funding Peer Review Months 4-8
FundingAward Prepare New or Recompeting Applications: the Cycle Continues 08/14/2014 Months 9-10 1K99…….….-01 YOU Got FUNDED! Start Soon
What training and career development funding is available? • Diversity Programs • Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Training • Individual Awards • Institutional Awards • Career Awards • Mentored Career Awards • Research Education Awards - Institutional • Statistics and Genetics • Clinical
Individual Fellowships and Training Grant Appointments for Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellows
Pre- & Post-Doctoral Fellowshipshttp://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-12-033.html • Training at NIDAand NIH: • http://www.drugabuse.gov/funding/research-training/research-training-opportunities-young-investigators • http://grants.nih.gov/training/nrsa.htm
Mentored Career Awards For Postdoctoral Fellows
How does a postdoc* get protected time ? • NIH K-Kiosk http://grants.nih.gov/training/careerdevelopmentawards.htm * Mentored K Awards are also for Junior Faculty
What is the NIH success ratefor individual training and career awards? 2011 http://report.nih.gov/success_rates/index.aspx
R25 Statistics & Genetics Appointments
NIDA Research Education Program for Clinical Researchers and Clinicians (R25) University of South Florida Boston Medical Center University of Colorado Denver New York University Boston Medical Center Medical University of South Carolina Albert Einstein College of Medicine Michigan State University Julie Ann Baldwin Patrick O’Connor Christian J. Hopfer Marc N. Gourevitch Jeffrey H. Samet Sudie E. Back Julia H. Arnsten James Christopher Anthony PAR-10-173
Research Grants to become independent • New and Early Stage Investigator Policies http://grants.nih.gov/grants/new_investigators/index.htm
How can I find my first position? In every case • Look for Goodness of Fit with your own Goals • NegotiatePosition, Salary, Benefits, Start-up costs, Space; and your Responsibilities to the institution
How can I find my first position? If you had a K99/R00 award, you will have a distinct advantage • The award increases your desirability to the university • Tenure-track appointment • Your R00 award will be in addition to the salary and benefits package provided by the university
Take home points • Contact a Program Officer
Take home points • Contact a Program Officer • Right mechanism for you
Take home points • Contact a Program Officer • Right mechanism for you 3. Think about transition early Questions? Contact Beth Babecki