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  1. 1. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  2. 2. Investigator Demographics  125 Investigators (Senior Scientists and Tenure-Tracks)  50 Staff Scientists, Research Chemists, Research Biologists  15 Staff Clinicians
  3. 3. Fellow Demographics  Postdoctoral Visiting Fellows 180  Postdoctoral IRTA Fellows 60  Research Fellows 70  Clinical Fellows 25  Predoctoral IRTA Fellows 15  Postbaccalaureate IRTA Fellows 40  Technical IRTA Fellows 10  Summer Student Interns 80 TOTAL FELLOWS 500
  4. 4. Scientific Disciplines at NIDDK  Biochemistry  Immunology  Bioinformatics  Mathematical/  Biophysics Computational Biology  Biostatistics  Medicinal Chemistry  Cell Biology  Molecular Biology  Chemical Physics  Pharmacology  Developmental Biology  Physiology  Epidemiology  Structural Biology  Genetics  Virology
  5. 5. Career Development Exposure to diverse career opportunities within different agencies of the federal government Exploration of the wealth of non-academic pathways in professional scientific/medical organizations, private foundations, voluntary health agencies, and biotechnology in greater Washington, DC area Career Transition Awards (K22) International Career Transition-Faculty Development Award Programs Creation of NIH-wide Office of Career Services for career management/planning and Job Placement Brown-bag lunch sessions, Speaker Series, Fellows’ Scientific Retreats, and Job Fairs
  6. 6. Career Development Programs  Mentoring and Career Planning  Grant Writing  Oral and Written Communications  Laboratory Management Skills  Teaching Experience  Curriculum Vitae and Resume Preparation  Career Counseling / Management Services  Job Placement  Fellowship Alumni Networks
  7. 7. Career Development Programs  NIDDK Career Transition Awards (K22)  Senior Clinical Research Fellowships  Scientific Director’s Fellowship Awards (NRSA Format)  Foreign Career Transition – Faculty Development Awards
  8. 8. Grant Writing Courses  Workshop 101: Introduction to the Basics  Workshop 102: Dissecting a Grant Application – The Art of Crafting Your Proposal  NIDDK-focused Grants and Awards Database  Database of International Funding Sources  Scientific Director’s Fellowship Awards  Novel Career Transition Awards Bridge Funding to First Faculty Position Partnerships with Science Foundations/Universities in Europe, Asia, and South America

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