Career Development (K Awards)

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Protected Time

What is the department policy regarding protected time for research?
Eventually, faculty are expected to support their protected time through research grants or other funding. The department has a policy for the amount of unfunded protected time that is allowed based on time in rank, track, and amount of grant support. For more information please see the Department of Medicine policy. 

Internal Oportunities

Deborah E. Powell Center for Women's Health Training

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Deborah E. Powell Center for Women's Health offers training programs to support early-career faculty investigators as they build independent research careers. Information about these intramural programs can be found below.

MultiCultural Research Award

The Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (IDEA)'s mission is 
to transform the University by enhancing the visibility and advancing the productivity of an interdisciplinary community of scholars whose expertise in equity, diversity, and underrepresented populations will lead to innovative scholarship that addresses
urgent social issues.

The Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (IDEA) invites proposals from all disciplines that meet this mission. Now more than ever, we especially welcome research that promotes our understanding of race, indigeneity, gender, sexuality, immigration, health and mental health disparities, and projects that address education and opportunity gaps in schools.

Deadline: Tuesday, January 16th, 2017 @ 3:00 PM

Submission Guidelines and Application Materials

External Opportunities

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity: Faculty Success Program

The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community of graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty members. The University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities Campus has been an institutional member of NCFDD since September of 2016. The highly acclaimed Faculty Success Program is an intensive virtual boot camp offered through NCFDD that combines empirically tested methods, coaching, peer discussions, and accountability tools to help academics thrive in their careers and achieve healthy work-life balance. A session of the FSP runs in the spring, summer, and fall. 
Application Deadlines: 
Spring: October 15 
Summer: March 1 
Fall: June 15 

Submission Guidelines and Application Materials