Request for Graduate Research Assistantship Proposals

UAF Photo by Todd Paris

DEADLINE: September 2, 2014

Alaska INBRE is pleased to announce the first request for proposals for the 2014-2015 academic school  year.  Alaska INBRE is offering a competitive research assistantship (RA) opportunity for 10 full time graduate students at the University of Alaska UAF, UAS, and UAA campuses.  Supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the objective of the award is to provide support for research projects in the biomedical sciences.

To learn more about this opportunity and to read the full announcement, please visit the Student Funding Opportunities page.


Alaska INBRE Grant Renewed

UAF Photo by Todd Paris

The University of Alaska Fairbanks received an $18.8 million award from the National Institutes of Health to fund statewide biomedical research and student training focused on the interface of health, disease and the environment in people and animals.

The five-year award will continue support for an NIH Institutional Development Award Network of Biomedical Research Excellence linking university-based researchers and students from UA’s campuses in Fairbanks, Anchorage and Juneau to meet both the research and workforce needs of Alaska’s cities and rural communities.  Click here to read the full story.

We've Moved

Arctic Health Research Building

Alaska INBRE Administrative Offices Relocate to Arctic Health Research Building

The INBRE Administrative Core has relocated  to Arctic Health Research Building 205 and is now co-located with the CANHR Administrative Core on the UAF campus.
There was overwhelming administrative support for this co-location.  Some of the advantages discussed include:
  • Knowledge sharing across programs
  • IDeA program co-localization supporting NIH program collaboration goals
  • Opportunity to share experience and knowledge to the advantage of both NIH programs at UA

Thanks to all for their assistance with this relocation!

NIGMS Encourages IDP

Individual Development Plans

Action: Strongly encourage the use of individual development plans (IDPs) on all NIGMS-sponsored training and research awards.

At its best, research training is an intentional and purposeful activity that is the product of a thoughtful analysis of the background, interests and needs of each student and postdoctoral trainee. This includes developing a mentoring plan that assesses the needs and goals of each student and postdoc, describes short- and long-term career objectives, and identifies professional development activities needed to reach them. The individual development plan (IDP) is a tool to help in this planning process and also to facilitate communication between mentees and mentors. An IDP should be viewed as a dynamic document that is periodically reviewed and updated throughout an individual’s training. IDPs are of proven value at any stage, from the undergraduate to the postdoctoral level.

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