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March 10, 2015


Fellows award for research excellence (FARE) now open

FARE is the acronym for the Fellows Award for Research Excellence, begun in 1995 to recognize the outstanding scientific research performed by intramural postdoctoral fellows.

The award is sponsored by the NIH Fellows Committee, the Scientific Directors, and the NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education, and is funded by the Scientific Directors. Fellows submit an abstract of their research, which is peer reviewed in a blind study section competition.

The authors of the 25% of abstracts that receive the highest scores are recognized as FARE winners.
Winners of FARE awards will each receive a $1000 stipend to attend a scientific meeting at which they will present their abstract, either as a poster or an oral presentation.*
FARE winners serve as judges for the following year's FARE competition.
*NHLBI Fellows do not receive a $1000 travel grant, as NHLBI policy is that fellows should attend all meetings that are necessary for their career development, and that meeting attendance should not depend upon winning a travel award

The deadline for applications is March 18, 2015 at 5pm.  For more information visit


United States Patent and Trademark Office Patent Experience Externship Program

This is an 8-10 week summer program.  There will be two entry on duty dates, May 26th, 2015 and June 18th, 2015. Opportunities are available in the following areas:  Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations, Office of Patent Information Management, and Office of Patent Legal Administration. 

For more information on the program visit External Link  The USAJOBS posting for the externship is here 

The closing date is March 27, 2015


The University of Michigan Postdoc Preview

The University of Michigan Medical School Office of Postdoctoral Studies is pleased to announce that our annual postdoctoral recruitment event, Postdoc Preview, will be held in Ann Arbor June 4-5, 2015.

Postdoc Preview introduces selected upper-level graduate students in the biomedical sciences to the rich opportunities for postdoctoral research and training at Michigan. During a fully-funded visit, recruits will interview with prospective mentors, learn about our NIH-funded training programs, and network with current postdocs. Applicants must expect to complete their thesis research in 2015 and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, or be currently enrolled in a U.S. graduate institution.

 This is a great way for your students to explore the postdoctoral experience at the University of Michigan Medical School, and interview for postdoctoral positions with our faculty.

The application is available February 16 through March 31. Please visit our websiteExternal Link for more information.


NIH Clinical and Translational Research Course for Grad STudents  - Applications open

The NIH Clinical Center invites graduate students to apply to the Clinical and Translational Research Course for Ph.D. Students, to be held July 6-17, 2015 at the NIH main campus in Bethesda, Maryland. During the two-week intensive course, students will learn the process of clinical and translational research from concept to implementation. This training is offered by the Clinical Center at no cost. Participants are responsible for their travel and lodging.

Application Deadline: March 30, 2015.

For more information, please call (301) 435-8015 or visit


FDA Commissioner's Fellowship Program - Applications open March 16-April 14, 2015

The Fellowship Program combines rigorous graduate-level coursework with the development of a regulatory science research project. Under the guidance of an FDA senior scientist Preceptor committed to mentoring, Fellows will explore a specific aspect of FDA regulatory science.

This experience can be in a biology, physics or engineering lab, in a clinical review team, in biostatistics, informatics, epidemiology, risk analysis, or in other aspects of FDA science.

Fellows also have the opportunity to contribute to FDA's review of sponsor's applications for new products or to other regulatory reviews. They work with FDA scientists to develop better research and evaluation tools and approaches, ranging from assays for chemical or pathogen detection to methods to assess clinical or health care data.

For more information on the program visit External Link


End Note X7

The NIH Library has acquired a one-year enterprise-wide license for EndNote through December 31, 2015. This license allows anyone directly associated with NIH to download and/or upgrade to the latest X7 edition of EndNote.

EndNote version X7 is a reference management tool for finding, downloading, and organizing citations in a searchable database to make writing manuscripts and managing CVs easier:

· Import references from online databases such as PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science
· Create bibliographies and share with up to 14 colleagues, anywhere in the world
· Synchronize citations, attachments, reference groups, and annotations between PC, Mac, web, and iPad (free, updated app for iPad coming soon)
· Download, store, and organize article PDFs
· Format and insert references in MS Word-based manuscripts using the top 6,000 journal reference format styles


Lasker Foundation "research challenge" assay contest

Submit your original 1000-word essay  on the most important fundamental mystery in biology today that, if unlocked by basic research, would yield the greatest dividends for human health to the Lasker Foundation by May 4, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. One figure may be included with your essay (not mandatory). The winning essay writer will be notified by June 23rd and the essay will be posted on the Lasker Foundation's website. Essays will be judged by a committee of the Lasker Foundation's Board of Directors.

For more information on the contest go to External Link

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