Student Research in Jarvis Lab.

Professional Development Workshops

iSEED Graduate Scholars participate in weekly workshops during the first 2 years of their PhD program. These workshops are designed to help students get a successful start to graduate school and eventually secure funding by submitting a training grant.

Students complete the workshops in addition to their other PhD program requirements.

The Professional Development Catalyst Series

Fall Semester 1st Year

Make an Impact: From Hypothesis to Publication

Spring Semester 1st Year

At these workshops iSEED Graduate scholars will practice peer-reviewing each other’s manuscripts, presentations, reports, abstracts, and will learn how to develop hypothesis driven questions.

Scientific Communication for Success

Fall & Spring Semester, 2nd Year

This workshop intended to focus on research proposal writing. Students will be guided through the process of hypothesis-driven proposal development leading to completion of an NRSA-type research grant that could be submitted for funding. Students will be introduced to the grant review process as well as to responding to manuscript reviews. Fellowship applications will be reviewed at mock study sections.