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NIH Distinguished Scholars Program: Activities


Designed to foster research success and career advancement, Distinguished Scholars Program activities consist of the following three major components.

  1. Mentorship—three to four scholars will be paired with a mentor who is a highly respected NIH senior investigator. Scholars will meet as a group with their mentor once a month to discuss progress and challenges, to receive guidance, and to support each other through peer mentoring.
  2. Professional development curriculum — scholars will complete a 2-day course called “How to succeed as a PI at the NIH—Leadership and Management Skills” and attend monthly workshops on topics such as:
    • Communication and work styles
    • Giving and receiving feedback
    • Teams and motivation
    • Conflict management
    • Hiring
  3. Leadership networking — scholars will have the opportunity to participate in informal social meetings with various NIH leaders, including the NIH Director, IC directors, SDs, etc.
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02 October, 2023