The Institute for Women and Underrepresented Groups* is designed to prepare postdocs, advanced graduate students and early career faculty (clinical and basic science) for rigors of promotion and tenure, and will be held in Bryan, Texas, on the campus of the Texas A&M University College of Medicine. Building on a tremendously successful model from last year, the institute will focus on identifying and writing successful grant applications, publishing in scientific journals, finding and utilizing effective mentors, and networking with other scholars from across science disciplines.

*Refers to a wide range of underrepresented identities, including (but not limited to) sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, race, socio-economic status, etc.

The institute addresses the needs for both basic science and clinical faculty who are interested in a non-modified faculty title by describing the process and the requisite progress necessary for promotion and tenure at a medical school or tier one, research university.

There is a very modest cost to register, however, the entire amount will be refunded when participants check-in onsite for the institute.

Sessions from last year include:

  • Finding Research Funding at Federal Agencies and Foundations
  • Finding Work Life Balance: Some Practical Approaches
  • Non-Traditional Paths for Funding Research
  • Writing and Publishing Journal Articles
  • Appointment and Promotion Portfolios: Insight into the Process from a Faculty Tenure and Promotion Committee Chair
  • Negotiating Your First Offer
  • Navigating the Institutional Culture as an Underrepresented Minority
  • Mentoring Issues for Women