I am pleased to share a new leadership training program designed for mid-career faculty across campus. The Emerging Research Leaders Academy provides vital leadership and team science training that will help mid-career faculty pursue large, multi-PI grants, lead campus research initiatives, enhance their own research programs, and ultimately position Illinois for research excellence.
I invite you to nominate mid-career faculty from your college, department, or unit that you feel would benefit from this program. Selected participants will be asked to attend six monthly in-person workshops during the fall and spring semesters that support development of leadership and management skills and encourage the application of those skills to research. Each participant will develop a 5-year action plan and receive recognition as an Emerging Research Leadership Scholar upon completion of the program.
Please submit nominations by completing the brief online form. Nominations are due May 26, 2023.
We are seeking associate professors and newly promoted full professors who have not yet led a large, multi-PI grant or campus initiative. Participants should be at least one year post-tenure or equivalent. Non-tenure track faculty and research scientists with a record of independent funding as single-PIs and are now looking to lead larger efforts will be fully considered for the cohort.
Thank you for your continued collaboration and support for this exciting new initiative.
Stephen A. Boppart, M.D., Ph.D
Interim Director, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute
This program is facilitated by Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute in partnership with Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, Center for Social and Behavioral Science, College of Applied Health Sciences, Grainger College of Engineering, and Office of Proposal Development.