GSD Announcements
2015 January 23

The Graduate Student Division (GSD) within the Office for Research Career Development,
a branch of the Center for Faculty Development, was created to foster a graduate student community and to serve the practical needs of graduate students
from all academic institutions who are associated with basic and clinical research at MGH.


  How To Write
  A Successful

  The Power
  of Presentation


  Do You Need Help
  Identifying Funding

  with the GSD

  Future in Life
  (FILS) Series


1. How to Write a Successful Fellowship Application on Feb 11-
    GSD Educational Seminar: Career Advancement Series

This seminar will provide an overview of the NIH National Research Service Award (NRSA) training grant mechanisms. NRSA predoctoral (F31) and postdoctoral (F32) fellowship training grants provide an invaluable resource towards launching a career as an independent researcher. We will discuss the elements that go into a successful NRSA grant application, including how to pick a research project, how to select sponsors and mentors, and what to emphasize in a solid training plan.

Facilitator: Kristen K. Ellard, Ph.D., Clinical Fellow in Psychology
                Bipolar Clinic and Research Program Program, MGH
Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location provided upon registration.

Pre-registration is required, please register here by Fri, Feb 6.

2. The Power of Presentation on Feb 25-
    GSD Educational Seminar: Communication Series

A quick and easy guide for MGH graduate students on how to give an oral presentation.

This seminar will provide the tools and job aids needed to make your point to an audience more effectively. Claudyne Wilder will discuss key ingredients to consider the next time you create and deliver a scientific talk.

Facilitator: Claudyne Wilder, President of Wilder Presentations
           Director, Clinical Research Support Office, Clinical Research Program                 
Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location provided upon registration.

Pre-registration is required, please register here by Fri, Feb 20.


1. Do You Need Help Identifying Funding Opportunities?-

The GSD is sponsoring consultation meetings for you to meet with Amy Robb, Assistant Director for Prospect Research and Funding Opportunities, Corporate & Foundation Relations, MGH Development Office, to set up personalized funding searches. Amy can meet with individuals or small groups who share funding goals.

This consultation will help you:

    •  Set up search parameters designed to identify funding sources for your research
    •  Receive a weekly report of updated search results.
    •  Gain a greater understanding of how to use COS Pivot to conduct additional searches
   on your own.

Please click here to sign up for a consultation meeting.

2. CONSULTATIONS: GSD is offering consultations for MGH graduate students -
    Graduate Student Division

Start your New Year off right!

Schedule a consultation with the MGH Graduate Student Division Director Dr. Deckersbach to discuss your career advancement.

Please email to schedule a consultation.

3. Future in Life Sciences (FILS) Series: Overview of Life Sciences Career Paths on Jan 27-
    Presented by Propel Careers and MassBioEd

Futures in Life Sciences events are tailored for graduate students, postdocs and medical residents and discuss exciting career paths in the life sciences industry in various functional areas.

Dates: Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Time: 5:30 to 8:00 pm
Location: MassBio Offices, 300 Tech Square, 8th floor, Cambridge, MA

Please click here for more information.