Mentoring of young scientists is critical to their future success and to the success of future scientific investigations at the national level. The UCLA CFAR provides support to new and young investigators in terms of training grant preparation, seed grant support, leadership training and exposure to the field. Taken together, the UCLA CFAR has been providing critical resources in terms of infrastructure, research core support, training and dissemination of scientific information, which greatly enhances the AIDS research enterprise at UCLA and in Los Angeles in general.
- UCLA CFAR Developmental Core
The UCLA CFAR Developmental Core provides seed grant funding opportunities and grant preparation.
- UCLA CFAR Clinical Research Facilitation Core
The UCLA CFAR Clinical Research Facilitation Core provides mentoring to new and young faculty and post-docs submitting their first clinical or behavioral research protocol. The staff of the core will assist with protocol development and regulatory applications both at UCLA and at the federal level.
- UCLA Faculty Diversity and Development - Resources for Mentoring
- UCLA Professional Development for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral StudentsThe UCLA Professional Development website is a collaborative project of UCLA campus units representing the interests of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars at UCLA.
They work to host workshops, speakers and presenters from both on and off campus who can provide insight and expertise on professional and career development topics.
- Spring 2016 Professional Development Events. Flyers organized by discipline (Biomedical/Life Science, Engineering/Physical Science, Social Sciences/Education, Humanities) are listed here.
- Career Preparation Toolkit. Download the interactive PDF or pick up a hard copy in the Graduate Division.
- Careerhub. Find professional development events and opportunities happening on and off-campus.
- Campus Human Resources (CHR). Postdoctoral Scholars have access as staff to CHR resources including career development training courses and 1:1 career advising.
- National Postdoctoral Association – Free Membership! As a UCLA postdoc, you have access to join the NPA for free! Visit the website above for instructions on activating your membership.
- Versatile PhD. Under the 'Resources' tab, find "Versatile PhD – UCLA Logon". Versatile PhD is a web-based professional development portal to help you envision, prepare for, and excel in non-academic careers. If you're concerned about the academic job market, or thinking about non-academic careers, now is a great time to take advantage of Versatile PhD. UCLA subscribes to VPhD's resources, and you have access to them!
- Sociable Postdoc Society. SPS promotes community and support among UCLA postdocs by providing opportunities to get out of the lab, library or office and connect with peers. For more information email: email@example.com.
- UCLA Research-related Workshops and Resources
Grantmaking webinars, workshops, and interdisciplinary team-building events to support researchers at all career stages. All events are free and open to UCLA faculty, researchers, postdoctoral scholars, students, and staff. PLEASE NOTE: In order to offer a wide variety of resources, this listing is a compilation of events presented by the UCLA Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research as well as some of our on-campus and external partners.
- UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
Supports training in multidisciplinary research, and training and resources for career development to conduct innovative and translational research
- UCLA Career Center
Assistance with resumes, interviewing, job search strategies, etc.
- UCLA Office of Intellectual Property and Industry Sponsored Research (OIP-ISR)
The UCLA Office of Intellectual Property and Industry Sponsored Research hosts and co-sponsors seminars, conferences, and networking events designed to help UCLA inventors form startups, protect intellectual property, and develop collaborations with industry.
OIP-ISR events also provide unique opportunities for entrepreneurs and industry executives to meet UCLA faculty researchers developing the next wave of innovation at UCLA.
- A Quick Guide to NIH Grants for Early Stage and New Investigators
UCSF Office of Career & Professional Development
- NIH: New Peer Review Videos for Applicants and Reviewers
NIH’s Center for Scientific Review posted recordings of their most recent webinar series on peer review
- CFAR Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Network (SBSRN) Mentoring Day
Senior scientists, NIH program officers, and other colleagues provide tips and feedback to junior/early career investigators looking for answers about how to articulate their ideas regarding where the science can and should go in HIV.
- Provide mentoring and support to early career social and behavioral sciences (SBS) investigators
- Facilitate linkages between early career and senior investigators
- Provide opportunities for feedback and networking with NIH program officers
- Provide constructive feedback on research and grant ideas, in order to increase the success of NIH-funded applications.
Not-for-profit online community which seeks to "further the progress of women and others underrepresented in scientific and technical fields through the use of a dynamic, technology-supported mentoring network" and to "to advance individuals and society, and enhance engineering and related sciences, by promoting a diversified, expanded and talented global workforce."
- CTSciNet Recent Articles
Clinical and Translational Science Network. Science and AAAS. Articles and podcasts focused on careers in clinical and translational research.
- National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
NCFDD is an organization that provides professional development and mentoring opportunities for faculty, staff, graduate students, and postdocs. UCLA's institutional membership allows access to various webinars, slides and transcripts of workshops, and the organization's online career center as well as numerous other professional resources.
- Making the Most of Mentors: A Guide for Mentees (PDF)
Judy T. Zerzan, MD, MPH, Rachel Hess, MD, Ellen Schur, MD, Russell S. Phillips, MD, and Nancy Rigotti, MD Academic Medicine, Vol. 84, No. 1 / January 2009
- How To Get the Mentoring You Want
The Rackham School of Graduate Studies, University of Michigan. 2008. [PDF, 465KB]
- Academic Mentoring - How to Give It and How to Get It
Allan S. Detsky, MD, PhD, FRCPC; Mark Otto Baerlocher, MD. JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association [0098-7484] yr:2007 vol:297 iss:19 pg:2134
- Mentoring and Being Mentored
In: Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty. Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. 2006.
- American Heart Association Mentoring Handbook - Provides career advice for both mentors and mentees in the clinical, basic, and population sciences. November 2003
- Giving and Getting Career Advice: A Guide for Junior and Senior Faculty - NSF Advance, University of Michigan