Participants called the workshop “invaluable," "excellent,” and “all-around wonderful.” In the words of one trainee, “this workshop is not only vital to augmenting one's communication skills, but also to creating a niche of experienced and renowned scientists who are willing to guide students and grant wise advise. By the end of the workshop, I felt inspired, full of energy, and ready to restructure and start accomplishing my short and long term goals.”
Several FLARE Workshop attendees will also participate in Society governance as FLARE Interns in the 2013-2014 service year.
What topics does the Workshop cover?
During the 2013 FLARE Workshop, speakers shared professional wisdom with trainees from underrepresented minority groups. Through an intensive program schedule, 14 students and fellows expanded their professional networks and learned to:
Better identify their individual career paths
Create and examine individual development plans
Acquire research funding
Market themselves to employers
Manage their labs and time
Mitigate interpersonal conflict
Negotiate for their needs
What does the Workshop Travel Award cover?
Funded by a grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), the FLARE Workshop travel award covers travel expenses for all trainees who attended the workshop, including:
Economy airfare or mileage
Hotel costs (room and tax only).
How do I apply for the Workshop?
The deadline has passed for 2013-2014
To apply for the FLARE Workshop:
Complete the online application form, when it becomes available in the fall and check the "FLARE Workshop" box.
Submit supporting documents for the FLARE Workshop:
CV or biosketch
Letter of recommendation from your research advisor at your home institution supporting your participation in the workshop
Personal statement describing your background and motivation for wanting to attend the workshop