AADR Mentoring an Inclusive Network for a Diverse Workforce of the Future (AADR MIND the Future)
The goal of the NIDCR-AADR MIND the Future mentoring network program is to provide mentoring and networking opportunities for postdoctoral and junior faculty scientists who are from groups underrepresented in biomedical research to enhance their trajectory towards independent dental, oral and craniofacial health research careers.
Program: A cohort of ten early career investigators (postdoctoral to junior faculty level) from diverse backgrounds are selected per year, matched with an experienced mentor, and engage in technical skills development, research career development, and networking activities with a primary focus on preparing a grant application for NIDCR research career development (K) or research project grant (R) support.
Activities: Include didactic training and mentored career development activities related to academic research careers, including a science communication workshop and a mentored grant writing and mock NIH peer review experience. Meetings include in-person (if applicable) and virtual synchronous and asynchronous activities.
2021 AADR MIND the Future application due date: May 3, 2022 (cohort 2)