This Interactive Seminar Series is no longer offered


Want to learn how to write an effective abstract and paper? Get familiar with qualitative methods? Give a professional talk? How to position yourself to write a career development award? Ways to use social media to promote your research activities? Then this Seminar Series is for you.

Starting in October 2020, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute is offering a 2-year curriculum to help fellows and early career faculty members acquire skills to advance their research careers.

Highlights of the Training Curriculum

  • Once a month, senior faculty will present an interactive session on a core topic for researchers via Zoom. Topics will engage participants to learn skills and dialogue about (but not be limited to): how to choose a mentoring team, how to write an abstract, how to write a paper, why write a grant/NIH and other funding landscape, how to give a talk, editorial roundtable, work-life balance, career development awards, community engagement, how to get and negotiate a job, using social media to promote your career, team science, survey methodology, intro to qualitative methods
  • Obtain a certificate of participation at the end of 2 years of attending seminars if you are registered in the program and attend 80% of the seminars. If you participated in the program last year (October 2020 – June 2021), you do NOT need to re-apply for this year’s program.
  • We will record the sessions and make them available in instances when it is impossible for a fellow or faculty member to attend a particular session. Fellowship directors and research vice-chairs will be able to access these videos to share with their faculty, as well.
  • The seminar series will occur (via Zoom) from 12-1 pm twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays (DRAFT schedule).

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible applicants for the Clinical Research Training Program should:

  1. Have an intention to pursue a research career
  2. Commit to attending all seminars because the curriculum’s strength is attending together and engaging in dialogue.
  3. Be a postdoctoral fellow or early-career faculty at Boston University/Boston Medical Center (includes MD fellows, PhD’s, Other Health Doctorates)

The application is brief and entails providing us with some basic information about yourself, your research interests, and your career goals.

The application is currently closed.