On behalf of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology is organizing the 2014 Postdoctoral Preparation Institute: Career Transitions and Preparation. The Institute will be held on June 5-6, 2014 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center located in Bethesda, MD.
While the transition to independence is a challenge for all postdocs, young investigators who are members of groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical or behavioral sciences may have an especially difficult time finding and establishing themselves in their first independent positions. To prepare early career investigators of diverse backgrounds for this transformation, the Institute will bring together approximately 120 postdocs and a distinguished group of outstanding researchers, prominent scientific administrators, and nationally recognized career development experts to discuss key issues related to the cultivation of a successful career in science. The Institute is intended for postdocs; however, new assistant professors (within one year of completion of postdoctoral training) will also be considered, space permitting. To download the Institute registration/travel award application and view the preliminary agenda, please visit the registration website - http://twdprograms.org/postdoc2014/home.aspx.
Participants will be required to pay a $25 registration fee upon selection; however, all eligible applicants (those not receiving federal funding and other criteria) who are selected to participate will receive travel awards (maximum $1,250). The application receipt deadline date is April 18, 2014.