Native Children’s Research Exchange
Cohort 5 – 2017
The Native Children’s Research
Exchange (NCRE) brings together researchers studying child development from
birth through emerging adulthood in Native communities in the U.S. and Canada.
We gather annually to share in an open exchange of information and ideas, build
collaborative relationships, support new investigators, and disseminate
knowledge about Native children’s development.
Supporting the career development of
junior faculty and graduate students interested in pursuing child development
research careers with tribal communities, particularly those who are American
Indian, Alaska Native, or First Nations tribal community members, is central to
NCRE’s mission. With funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA; HHSN271201500717P;
PIs: Whitesell and Sarche), the NCRE Scholars Program provides career
development support to early career investigators and graduate students. This
program targets junior faculty and graduate students with a particular interest
in the development of Native children and adolescents and the impact of
substance abuse on development. Four cohorts of NCRE Scholars have been involved to date; this
call for applications is for Cohort 5,
to begin in September
2016, in conjunction with the NCRE 2016 conference.
primary goal of the NCRE Scholars program is to support Scholars in building
their research portfolios by producing a publishable paper. In support of
this goal, Scholars will:
matched with Mentors to support data analysis and interpretation,
in bi-monthly writing seminars (via conference call),
in three writing retreats (in person) to support timely progression to
publication (travel support provided),
plans for targeted support for analysis and paper development (e.g.,
statistical training, pilot data collection, or presentation at research
conference; travel support provided), and
and present at the NCRE Conference in September, 2016 (travel support
Cohort 5 of NCRE
Scholars is open to individuals with doctoral degrees or graduate students who
are pursuing careers in research related to substance use and American Indian
and Alaska Native children’s development. Successful applicants will
provide a proposal for a specific paper to be prepared for publication with
support from NCRE mentors. Information on the source of data to be
analyzed for the proposed paper should be provided.
Completed application form, found here.
Personal statement - up to 2 pages double-spaced
Paper proposal - up to 2 pages double-spaced
Two letters of reference
Friday August 26,
2016, at 5 pm MT – submit by email to email@example.com
Applicants will be
notified of selection decisions on August 31, 2016.
NCRE 2016 Conference
The NCRE 2016 Conference will be held September 29-30, 2016 in Aurora, CO on
the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. . Once notified of acceptance, NCRE Scholars will need
to register for the conference here.
Registration fees will be covered by the NCRE Scholars program. NCRE Scholars will be required to present
their work at the conference as a paper or poster.