Native Children’s Research Exchange
Cohort 4 – 2016
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, particularly those who are American
Indian, Alaska Native, or First Nations tribal community members, is central to
NCRE’s mission. To that end, and with funding from 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 in this population. Three cohorts of NCRE
Scholars have been involved to date; this call for applications is for Cohort
4, to begin early in 2016.
A 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:
Be matched with Mentors to support data analysis and interpretation and work closely with these Mentors throughout the year,
- Participate in bi-monthly writing seminars (via conference call),
- Participate in three writing retreats (in person) to support timely progression to publication (travel support provided),
- Develop 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
- Attend and present at the NCRE Conferences in
September, 2016, and September, 2017 (travel support provided).
Cohort 4 of NCRE Scholars is open
to individuals with doctoral degrees 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 in 2016, 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.
Two letters of reference
Monday February 1,
2016, at 5 pm MT – submit by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants will be
notified of selection decisions on February 8, 2016.
1st Writing Retreat/Kick-Off
Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health,
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado,
March 1-3, 2016.