Funding Opportunities

Funding is an important part of the postdoc experience. The Office of Postdoctoral Education (OPE) provides support and avenues for postdocs to find internal and external funding opportunities.  In addition, the OPE will provide a monetary incentive for postdocs to apply for individual fellowships funded by extramural agencies or foundations.

For more information and details about these opportunities, click here.

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Faculty Application Materials

A repository of academic faculty application materials, including research, teaching and diversity statements, is available to current and former Scholars who may use these materials as a reference for their own application packets and to prepare for interviews.

This repository is housed on the UAB Box platform; access requires a current UAB ID/password, an active Box account, or invitation for those outside UAB. For an invitation, please contact Dr. Lisa Schwiebert at lschwieb@uab.edu.

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IDPs

Scholars are required to draft an ‘Individual Research Skills Development Plan’ and a ‘Personal Teaching Instruction Plan’ together with their respective mentors and in collaboration with MERIT Co-Directors for Research and Teaching Instruction during the first year. These plans serve as templates for the scholar’s annual review of progress toward their stated research and teaching goals.

Previous Course Syllabi

A catalog of course syllabi, developed by MERIT Scholars and taught at MERIT partner institutions, is available to current and alumni Scholars who may adapt for future use. This catalog is housed on the UAB Box platform; access requires a current UAB ID/password, an active Box account, or invitation for those outside UAB. For an invitation, please contact Dr. Lisa Schwiebert at lschwieb@uab.edu.

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Professional Educational Societies

Professional Education Societies provide current and former MERIT Scholars an opportunity to connect with the greater STEM education community for further career development and networking. As an example, links and information for the NIH-funded National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN), which partners with the IRACDA community and provides tools for mentor skills development such as the CAM Training Program, as well as links for science education-related conferences such as the National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Conference are found here.

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Other IRACDA Programs

To connect with the greater IRACDA community, please go to this website for other IRACDA Program contact information.

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