Alaska INBRE Relocates to Murie Life Sciences Building
The Life Science Building was named in the spring of 2013 the Murie Building, in honor of Margaret E. Murie, who graduated from the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines in 1924. Murie was a strong advocate of conservation causes and served on the Wilderness Society council, as an honorary Ranger with the National Parks Service and holds two National Audubon Society medals.
Alaska INBRE Announces Call for Seed Proposals
Deadline September 23, 2013 at 5pm AST
Proposals for affiliate seed grant funding for INBRE3 will be competitively ranked and will be in the R03 format. Funding (contingent upon INBRE award) can be requested for up to $125,000 over 2 years. Announcement & Forms can be found at www.alaska.edu/inbre/faculty
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.