Mentoring Program - Direct Mentoring
Direct mentoring provides assistance in the development of initial ideas for grants as well as formal reviews of grants. This mentoring is intended for junior faculty mentees, but may be used by anyone.
- Letter of Intent Program
To meet the mentoring needs of junior investigators, all researchers planning to submit an application for a CFAR Developmental award will be required to submit a "Letter of Intent" (LOI). This LOI is submitted to the CFAR Administrative Secretary, Joyce Evans. The LOI form helps us to identify investigators early in the grant-writing process. If you do not have a mentor, an appropriate person will be identified for you.
- Mentoring of CFAR Developmental grantees
Investigators receiving Developmental Awards are assigned a mentor team to monitor progress of the funded research through regularly scheduled meetings. At the end of the granting period, mentees are encouraged to seek their mentor's assistance in developing ideas for external funding.
- Mentoring of unsuccessful CFAR developmental grantees
Unsuccessful CFAR Development grant applicants will receive copies of the reviewer critiques. They will also receive instructions on how to contact a mentor to assist in the interpretation of the critiques. The mentor may provide suggestions on what the next step should be- revisions or a new grant application.
For more information, contact the leader of the Mentoring Program, Dorothy Lewis, Ph.D.