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Impact of Training

Resources about the impact of mentor training from University of Wisconsin Madison.

WISC and NRMN Mentor Training

Information for those who wish to implement mentorship development workshops for research mentors in clinical and translational science, and the materials available.

Mentee Selection Phase Resources

Resources from University of Wisconsin Madison to help with create a successful mentor/mentee match.

Alignment Phase Resources

Helpful links from University of Wisconsin Madison for articulating expectations and setting goals, roles, and timelines for a mentor/mentee relationship.

Cultivation Phase Resources

Helpful links from University of Wisconsin Madison for understanding how to tailor opportunities for the mentee, and how to use resources to empower them to succeed and become more independent.

Closure Phase Resources

Resources from University of Wisconsin Madison for framework or set of conditions in place for when the mentor/mentee relationship should change or end.

5 Frameworks for Mentoring Compacts

From University of Wisconsin Madison, frameworks to help mentors customize compact documents in order to dynamically to structure regular conversations and ensure follow-thru.

“Assessing Fit” Checklist for Mentee Selection

A checklist from University of Wisconsin Madison for determining whether or not you have successfully found a good mentoring match.

Common Expectations for Mentors

A checklist of functional expectations for mentors from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

NIH Surgical Disparities Research Program

An initiative to support research to better understand and address disparities in surgical care and outcomes for disadvantaged populations.

Helping Your Mentee Write an Individual Development Plan

University of Wisconsin Madison’s various resources for Individual Development Plans and instructions for creating them.

Career Toolkit for Mentoring

Nature Job’s online toolkit of resources for effective mentoring.

Initial Mentoring Conversation

From University of Wisconsin Madison, how to best prepare for a successful mentor/mentee relationship, including strategies and questions to ponder.

CTSA Training & Mentor Resources

A set of national training resources for clinical and translational sciences, including educational core competencies, best practices for training mentors, and curriculum materials for training courses.

BMC Proceedings

Publishes selected collections of research articles, conference proceedings, reviews and reports as supplements, which are free to access online.

Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowships

Information on an opportunity for URM graduate students, post docs, faculty and scientists to receive funding assistance to attend their first GRC.


A searchable database, created by the NIH, of information on research projects funded by the NIH as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Health Resources and Services Administration, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.


NSF Awards and Grants

General information about awards available through the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF funds research and education in science and engineering, accounting for roughly 20% of federal support to academic institutions for basic research.

NSF Award Abstracts Database

A searchable database of awards available through the National Science Foundation (NSF)

NSF Funding Programs

A searchable database and a list of available funding opportunities through the National Science Foundation.

NRMN programming

NRMN Training at HELI Career Development Workshop

An announcement of NRMN’s co-sponsorship of the University of Wisconsin’s 7th annual Health Equity Leadership Institute.

In Case you Missed it! Watch “The Importance of Culturally Responsive Mentoring

An announcement of NRMN and iBiology’s new partnership, an archive of video content about life sciences research and personal stories and opinions of people who make up the scientific workforce.

NRMN Facilitator Training Workshops: Building Capacity for Mentor and Mentee Training

Information on NRMN’s BUILD Facilitator Training Workshop, aimed at expanding and enhancing mentor and mentee training at BUILD institutions and other institutions nationwide. NRMN offered two train-the-trainer facilitator training workshops in early 2015.

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