Training and Career Development - Scholars Program
About the Scholars Program:
The NCI-funded CRN Scholars Program is a 26-month training activity that aims to help junior investigators develop research independence using CRN resources to conduct population-based multi-site and multi-disciplinary studies that leverage the network's strengths.
Specific goals that CRN Scholars work toward during their training include becoming a Principal Investigator (PI) on a successful investigator-initiated grant, and being first author on a peer-reviewed, published article reporting original research.
CRN Scholars are expected to develop grant applications and/or manuscripts through one-on-one mentoring and by participating in twice-monthly conference calls with their peers in the Program. Semiannual in-person meetings (Spring and Fall) are scheduled as part of the training program, and travel to these meetings is funded by the CRN. The Program curriculum is based on principles of adult learning, in which participants identify their own needs and faculty act as facilitators. At the completion of their training, Scholars will have cutting-edge skills for conducting research in integrated delivery systems.