Shared Training to Advance Integrity in Research (STAIR) Mentor Fellows Program

About the Program

Case Western Reserve University, under Principal Investigator and Vice President for Research and Technology Management, Dr. Suzanne Rivera, received grant funding from the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) to offer this year-long program providing ten junior and ten senior faculty researchers the opportunity to participate in a cohort experience to enhance mentoring, leadership and responsible research skills.

Faculty chosen to take part in the STAIR Mentor Fellows Program will participate in the following activities over the course of the year:

  • Partner with another faculty researcher, one junior (pre-tenure) and one tenured senior (associate or full professor), to create a mentoring dyad
  • Select and attend two Weatherhead Executive Education classes (paid for by the program), together with their mentoring partner
  • Participate in six cohort meetings to discuss mentoring and leadership as they relate to responsible research practices (authorship concerns, research misconduct, management of research data, etc.)

The program will include approximately 22 hours of programming throughout the academic year.

Enrollment in the program implies a commitment by the faculty member to attend and participate in all sessions and complete program evaluations.

Successful completion of the program will qualify each participant for up to $1200 to be deposited into an unrestricted research account. Attending the Weatherhead Executive Education courses is required. $200 will be deducted from the total stipend for each cohort meeting missed.


How to Apply

Tenure-track faculty across all schools at CWRU are encouraged to apply for one of the 20 slots available. Tenured Associate and Full Professors are invited to apply for senior positions; Assistant Professors on the tenure track are invited to apply for the junior positions.

To apply, submit the following by Monday, September 16, 2019 at 5:00 pm EST:

1. A letter including:

  • Name, School and Department
  • Assistant, Associate or Full Professor
  • Number of years at Case Western Reserve University
  • What topics related to managing research are most important and of concern to you?
  • Why do you want to participate in the program?
  • Describe any leadership training you have received.
  • Describe any significant experiences you have had with mentoring.

2. A letter of endorsement from your Dean.

The deadline to apply is Monday, September 16, 2019 at 5:00 pm EST. Selected participants will be notified by Friday, September 20, 2019. Session dates will be determined once the cohort is chosen.


Contact Tracy Wilson-Holden, Project Director, at 216.368.6131 or