Are you pursuing a NIH award (K, R, SuRE, U), Diversity Supplement, or pilot grant? If so, then consider applying for entry into the NRMN SETH (Strategic Empowerment Tailored for Health Equity Investigators) Research Study. The study will determine the effectiveness of Developmental Network Coaching in the career advancement of diverse early stage investigators. This randomized controlled research study is funded by the NIH Common Fund (Administered by the NIGMS), grant #1U01GM132771-03
Key Dates for Study
Due date for applications: October 29, 2021
Cohort IV Virtual Kick-off is on December 9-10, 2021
Coaching Groups will meet virtually twice a month from December 2021 – September 2022
What is the Study About?
The study will determine the effectiveness of Developmental Network Coaching in the career advancement of diverse early stage investigators.
Who Can Participate in the Study?
Faculty, postdocs or **new NIH Investigators
Have to be U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident
How is this Study Designed?
A randomized controlled study will evaluate the effectiveness of a developmental network (DN) informed coaching intervention on the research productivity of ESIs including those from under-represented groups. We will recruit 220 ESIs who commit to submitting at least one NIH grant application within 12 months of completing the grant writing training/coaching. Each cohort will be invited to a 2-day orientation, followed by grant writing and coaching in the virtual Health Equity Learning Collaboratory (EQ-Collaboratory), culminating with a Mock Study Section.
Each investigator will be matched with a coach and other peers. Each coaching group will be matched by discipline and will meet for a 9-month period. During this time trainees will receive rigorous critique on their writing from both their coach as well as peers as part of SETH’s Coaching Institute. Additionally, the Health Equity Learning Collaboratory will facilitate engagement in the coaching groups.
What benefits will the study participant gain?
Participants will receive grant writing coaching.
Participants will engage in peer-to-peer mentoring
Participants will be involved in bi-weekly proposal review sessions.
Participants will gain access to the Health Equity Learning Collaboratory.
Participants will take part in a Mock Study Section with an Expert Review Panel.
What are the Inclusion Criteria?
Participants must be an Early Stage or New Investigator (Click here for the new NIH investigator descriptions).
Participants must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents.
How do I apply?
We are now accepting applications for Cohort 4. Applications are due October 29, 2021.
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