The Junior Faculty Research Career Development Forum is a monthly interactive, 90-minute session that supports the biomedical research careers of junior faculty at the K or career development level.

Sessions are organized and led by the participants, facilitated by senior faculty with expertise in career development and federal grant funding, and supported by qualitative and quantitative methods mentors.

Discussions focus on research activities such as specific aims, grant applications, grant resubmissions, responses to comments, and manuscript preparation and revisions.

Admission to the forum is by application only: selected junior faculty will commit to one year of participation. Videoconferencing will be available for attendees unable to travel to the Tufts Boston campus.

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Forum sessions:

  • Have 12-15 participants
  • Are organized and led by the participants and facilitated by two senior faculty with expertise in career development and federal grant funding
  • Are supported by qualitative and quantitative methods mentors
  • Focus on research activities such as specific aims, grant applications, grant resubmissions, responses to comments, and manuscript preparation and revisions.

Who is eligible?

Admission to the forum is by application only. Individuals at Tufts CTSI partner and collaborator organizations may apply.

Selected junior faculty will commit to one year of participation.

Responsibilities of selected participants:

  • Commitment to one year, attending 10 of the planned 12 sessions
  • Agreeing to prepare and present research progress at least twice during the year
    • Providing materials (such as specific aims, manuscript drafts, responses to review) one week before the session
  • Agreeing to review the materials provided for discussion.

To Apply:

Submit a biosketch, a brief letter expressing your goals for participating in the forum and your plans for upcoming grant submissions, an individual development plan (IDP), and a letter of nomination from your research or career mentor to researchcareerawards@tuftsmedicalcenter.org.

The deadline for application is Friday, July 28, 2023.