AUGS Research Scholars Program
The AUGS Research Scholars Program is a year-long program for AUGS members who endeavor to launch successful careers in research. This program, focused on junior faculty in FPMRS, provides mentoring and training in grant proposal development, culminating in the application for an AUGS Foundation Research Grant.
The AUGS Research Scholars Program is designed to provide junior faculty researchers with critical skills that will lead to successful applications for extramural funding through dedicated mentoring and training. This unique program is designed to provide junior faculty researchers with critical skills that will lead to successful extramural funding through dedicated mentoring and training. The curriculum is focused on grant proposal development and grant writing. Up to four promising junior investigators will be selected through a competitive process to participate in this program. The The 8-month curriculum, beginning in March, includes a grant-writing curriculum and mentoring program. The program concludes with a submission of a grant application to the AUGS Foundation Grants program.
A structured grant-writing curriculum (geared toward NIH applications) has been developed specifically for this program. Scholars will participate in monthly interactive webinars (approximately 60 minute sessions). Each session is followed by assignments designed to prepare them in completing a final grant application.
In addition, each scholar will be paired with a senior- or mid-career mentor who has demonstrated success in obtaining extramural research funding. Pairings will be based on similar research interests or methodologies. Mentors and scholars will schedule brief, regular phone meetings to discuss the research project and the grant application. The mentor will review and formally critique the grant application during the Scholar Program.