NCRE SCHOLARS PROGRAM
the career development of junior scholars embarking on research careers focused
on Native children’s development, particularly as it relates to emergent
substance use, is central to NCRE’s mission. The NCRE Scholars Program
(NIDA HHSN271201200692P; PIs: Whitesell and Sarche) provides mentoring and
training opportunities to postdoctoral and graduate student scholars, to help
them launch independent programs of research.
The NCRE Scholars program is open to individuals
from disciplines across the social, behavioral, and health sciences. In
cohorts 1 and 2, postdoctoral Scholars were supported; Cohort 3 will be
dedicated to graduate student support. Eligible applicants must document
a commitment to developing a career in substance use research with tribal
communities, particularly from a developmental perspective (birth through
emerging adulthood). American Indian and Alaska Native individuals are
strongly encouraged to apply.
NCRE Scholars are assigned a program
mentor as well as a substantive mentor (a senior researcher whose work aligns
with the interests/goals of the scholar).
Scholars meet regularly with both their program and substantive mentors.
and Career Development Activities
Scholars participate in common
activities required of all scholars, and in selected activities tailored to the individual needs of each scholar.
activities for Cohort 3 (graduate students)
group phone meetings with fellow scholars and NCRE program mentors;
one-on-one phone meetings with program mentor (either Dr. Sarche or Dr. Whitesell)
and substantive mentor
analysis of existing data
annual meeting and NCRE Scholars preconference attendance and active participation
(e.g. presenting a paper or poster and/or moderating a conference session and
networking with other NCRE Scholars and conference participants)
activities for Cohort 3 (graduate students, 2-3 will be selected)
research at a relevant national conference
a national training workshop related to identified career development
to substantive research mentor's lab or institution, and/or to an tribal
community in which the mentor works
for dissertation research
Funding is provided for Scholar travel
to the NCRE conference, and to support selected activities within each
Scholar’s tailored mentorship plan. Each
Scholar is required to submit a proposal and budget for career development
activities, in consultation with program and substantive mentors.
Application Deadline: Completed application form, curriculum
vitae, and personal statement must be submitted by Tuesday July 1, 2014, at
5 pm MT to firstname.lastname@example.org. If
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Selection Decisions: Applicants will be notified of selection
decisions by July 15, 2014.