The courses listed below are offered by the Professional Development and Career Office (PDCO) and services offered through the Welch Medical Library.
Grantcraft for Junior Faculty: Navigating the Maze of Federal Funding
Course Details: The speaker will provide information and insight based on her lengthy experience with managing an NIH grant program. An overview of grant funding will be followed by a detailed examination of the types of grants, according to faculty members’ current and future needs. Next, participants will explore the parts of a research grant application and how they address stated review criteria. While this is not a writing class, it will cover techniques to improve the likelihood of success. Finally, participants will learn exactly what happens when their application is received, what happens in the review process, and what to do if the application is not funded.
Course Objectives: At the conclusion of this course, participants will 1) have an overview of NIH grant mechanisms, especially those appropriate to their career stage and area of research; 2) know how to get information about funding opportunities in their area of research; 3) become familiar with the parts of the grant application and how to write them effectively (Title, Specific Aims, Abstract, Research Strategy); 3) understand the process of application assignment and review.
PubMed: Search Like a Pro
PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's database that provides access to over 17 million biomedical citations and offers links to many online publications and related articles. Learn how to customize your searching experience using Display Settings and MyNCBI. Learn about using Citation Matcher to locate incomplete citations and how the Search Details, Advanced Search, Search History and Send to features can assist you in creating searches and managing results. Learn to build expert search strategies with the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) Database, save search strategies and set up alerts via MyNCBI, and how to access Welch electronic journal holdings or request articles through FIND IT @ JH.
Welch Medical Library
Refworks is a free (to the Hopkins community) Web-based program you can use to organize your research. Learn how to enter citations as you work, import references retrieved from Pubmed into your Refworks library and create bibliographies in a variety of formats using the Refworks add-on WriteNcite.
The Welch Library’s Informationists are assigned to academic departments, divisions and users groups across the East Baltimore campus to assist you with all your information needs. They have created a list of guides on a variety of topics that provide useful resources, and teach classes on searching, citation management, navigating the scholarly landscape, and so much more! In case you can’t attend a class, the Welch Library’s YouTube channel has just-in-time learning tutorials and recordings of our instructional sessions. Finally, visit the Welch Library web site to find expertise and information resources for your research, clinical practice and education needs!
Hopkins Internal Funding Opportunities
Follow this link to find internal funding opportunities that have been submitted from centers and institutes across Johns Hopkins University.
NIH Early Career Reviewer (ECR) Program
The goals of the ECR Program are to:
- Train and educate qualified scientists without prior CSR review experience so that they may develop into critical and well trained reviewers
- Help emerging researchers advance their careers by exposing them to a peer review experience that may make them more competitive as applicants
- Enrich the existing pool of NIH reviewers by including scientists from less research-intensive institutions as well as those from traditionally research-intensive institutions
Read more about the program, benefits, qualifications, application, and much more on the ECR program website!