EPSCoR and INBRE to offer "IGNITE" Professional Development Workshop

Nov. 28, 2022

The Alaska NSF EPSCoR and Alaska NIH INBRE programs will hold a professional development workshop Jan. 11-12, 2023, entitled “IGNITE: Individual Growth and New Ideas through EPSCoR/INBRE.” 

The workshop will include three separate tracks for faculty, staff and students (both graduate and upper-division undergraduates). Topics covered include finding appropriate funding sources, budgeting, creating an Individual Development Plan, career paths, and navigating award letters. Speakers at the event will include:

  • Sharon Milgram, director of the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education at the National Institutes of Health, who will present sessions on resiliency;
  • Kelvin Chu, senior-vice president and CEO of The Implementation Group, who will discuss the ins and outs of grant writing; and 
  • Geoff Welch, a local small business owner and performance coach. 

Sessions will take place at the Wedgewood Resort in Fairbanks from 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11 and 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12. Preregistration is required to attend. Each track is limited to 25 attendees on a first-come, first-served basis, after which applicants will be placed on a waitlist. Travel support may be provided based on available funds.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Tara Borland or Julie Benson.