Dana Prince, PhD, assistant professor at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, has been accepted as a mentee into the 2019 Winter cohort of the NRMN (National Research Mentoring Network) SETH (Strategic Empowerment Tailored for Health Equity Investigators) Grant Writing Coaching Study. The Study is in collaboration with the RCMI (Research Centers in Minority Institutions) 2019 National Conference taking place in Bethesda, Maryland Dec. 14-15, 2019.
The NRMN SETH Grant Writing Coaching Study is part of the NIH's (National Institutes of Health) efforts to diversify the pipeline of funded early career researchers, particularly in health equity research. The importance of the study is to provide resources and social support for junior faculty and new investigators to enhance their social capital, career progression and research productivity. A randomized controlled study, it will determine the effectiveness of a particular Coaching Institute as it contributes to the career advancement of diverse early stage investigators.
The program is structured over nine months: six months of bi-weekly virtual meetings working with a coach and a small group on developing the funding proposal, and three months of mock review before revision and submission.
Over 160 early career scientists from across the U.S. applied; 100 were interviewed and 60 were chosen to participate.