Career Development

Trainee and Early Career Resources

Rehabilitation Medicine Scientist Training Program (RMSTP)
Where is the evidence base for rehabilitation treatments? How can we support the value of rehabilitation treatments and services with payors and policy makers? Rehabilitation research is the key, and well-trained rehabilitation researchers are needed for the job! The RMSTP is a NIH-supported program that develops physician scientists for successful careers in diverse aspects of rehabilitation research, ranging from the basic science of human cognition and movement to applied clinical studies to health services research. Operated in collaboration with the Association of Academic Physiatrists, the RMSTP is open to physicians of all specialties planning research programs focused on human function, disability, and rehabilitation.

TIGRR (Training in Grantsmanship for Rehabilitation Research)
We bring together a nationally recognized group of mentors and consultants as faculty, including representatives of federal funding agencies. The workshop provides guidance in grant writing, clinical trial design, biostatistics, collaboration, grantsmanship, budgeting, and career development through lectures and individual consultation.

American Neurological Association-NINDS Career development symposium
The ANA-NINDS Career Development Symposium is designed to provide you with the essential tools to enhance your ability to write successful grant proposals and to obtain grant funding from NIH and other institutions. This course is part of the American Neurological Association’s Annual Meeting each year. 

ANA Translational and Clinical Research Course
The American Neurological Association hosts a wide range of educational programs. These programs seek to enhance the development and success of those pursuing a career in academic neurology at all levels. There are educational offerings to benefit those at the beginning stages of their career as well as those looking for best practices in Chair level positions. These programs seek to enhance attendee's success in the field of academic neurology and to contribute to the overall education of neurologists and neuroscientists.

NINDS Clinical Trials Methodology Course (CTMC)
Intensive, engaging program designed to help junior investigators develop scientifically rigorous, yet practical clinical trial protocols, and to focus on early consideration of funding mechanisms as a key trial planning activity.

General professional development videocasts from NIH’s Office of Intramural Training and Education
These presentations were developed for an audience of NIH trainees.  Sometimes they will contain information that is very specific to trainees at the NIH.  In general, however, we believe that you will find most of the information helpful wherever you are working.

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