Innovative, feasible, and well-structured research ideas are at the heart of good research proposals. The DPRC Development Core has designed a set of services to support assistant professors, recently trained research scientists, and post-doctoral fellows in developing their research projects from an idea to a funded proposal, and ultimately to publication. We also support other faculty who are entering the population sciences and developing extramural projects for the first time.
The research development program recognizes that individuals succeed in different ways and that different services are needed at various stages of idea development. Our program combines a strong one-on-one Mentoring program with group activities, including the Research Development Workshop led by DuPRI Director Angela O’Rand.
In addition, the Mentoring Committee will organize other workshops throughout the academic year related to proposal development on topics such as: Introduction to NIH mechanisms, thinking through significance and innovation, mock reviews, inter-disciplinary peer feedback, Q-and-A with other successful junior scientists; as well as "how to" workshops organized around topics young scholars often wonder about, such as how to review an article, give a talk, interview, work with journalists, manage collaborations, manage grant budgets, recruit and supervise staff and students, work with IRBs, and how to say "No.”
For information about Development Services, contact Administrative Director Heather Tipaldos.