FLARE Workshop

2013 Workshop Faculty and Trainees

The deadline has passed for 2014

2014 FLARE Workshop

Location: New Orleans, LA
Dates: February 7-8, 2014

The Program Agenda and Hotel Floor Plan are available.

The FLARE Workshop is part of the Future Leaders Advancing Research in Endocrinology (FLARE) program. It is a two-day training workshop where senior graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and endocrine clinical fellows from underrepresented minority communities learn the “business of research.”

Several FLARE Workshop attendees will also participate in Society governance as FLARE Interns in the 2014-2015 service year.

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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).

What do participants have to say about the Workshop?

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.”

How do I apply for the Workshop?

The deadline has passed for 2014

To apply for the FLARE Workshop:

  1. Complete the online application form, when it becomes available in the fall and check the "FLARE Workshop" box.
  2. 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

For more detail, visit: Eligibility Criteria and How to Apply

Past Workshops

The 2014 FLARE Workshop was the Society's second Workshop. The Society held the inaugural FLARE Workshop in San Diego, CA on January 25-26, 2013.

For more information

To learn more about FLARE and other diversity activities within The Endocrine Society, contact Andrea Libelo, Coordinator of Minority Enrichment Programs, at 202.971.3685 or mac@endocrine.org.

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