Career Development Awards

Future Leaders Advancing Research in Endocrinology (FLARE)

November 18, 2022

The Future Leaders Advancing Research in Endocrinology (FLARE) program provides structured leadership development and in-depth, hands-on training in topics ranging from grantsmanship to lab management. Basic science, clinical research trainees, and junior faculty from underrepresented minority communities who have demonstrated achievement in endocrine research are all invited to apply to FLARE. This program is sponsored by a grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

APPLICATION PERIOD: September 26, 2022, to December 9, 2022

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The FLARE Program Components

Workshop: All selected participants will attended the workshop, that teaches the “business of research” and the skills needed to establish themselves as independent researchers. Participants can choose to continue down the Internship Path or the Mentorship Path. The 2022 FLARE workshop was held March 24-26, 2022 in New York, NY.

Internship Path: Participants can serve on an Endocrine Society committee and have the opportunity to mentor students at other Society events. 

Mentorship Path: Participants connect to accomplished biomedical and clinical scientists as mentors and visit their mentor in-person.

ENDO Travel Award: Participants will have the opportunity to apply for a travel award to attend ENDO, the Society's Annual Meeting and Expo. To qualify for this award, you must submit an abstract through the ENDO submission site.

FLARE members with the appropriate background in basic or translational science will be given the opportunity to become part of the Endocrinology Early Career Reviewer program and work with the Associate Editors to learn reviewing skills.

About the Workshop

During the FLARE Program workshop, speakers share professional wisdom and provide guidance. Participants get a chance to network and hone skills such as:

  • Individual career development
  • Finding funding for research
  • How to market yourself to employers
  • Managing your lab and time
  • Dealing with interpersonal conflict
  • Negotiating for your needs

After the workshop, participants continue their career development through either the Internship Path or the Mentorship Path. 

Eligibility and Application

Eligible FLARE Program applicants are:

  • Preference is given to members of the Endocrine Society but not required to attend the workshop. To move forward in other components of the program, membership is required. Join Now.
  • Currently enrolled in a US graduate program, post-doctoral fellowship, an endocrine clinical fellowship, or junior faculty (within 1-3 years of obtaining faculty position).
  • Of an ethnic minority group underrepresented in the biomedical sciences (African American, Hispanic American, American Indian or Native American, Alaska Native, and Natives of the US Pacific Islands)
  • US citizen or US permanent resident

Mentorship Path applicants are encouraged to begin searching for a mentor before the application period begins. Please see the Eligibility & Application page for a full list of requirements.

For More Information

To learn more about the FLARE Program, contact us at 202.971.3657 or email [email protected].

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