National Research Mentoring Network: Free Professional Development Resources

The National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) is a nationwide consortium of biomedical professionals and institutions collaborating to provide all trainees across the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences with evidence-based mentorship and professional development programming.

The National Institutes of Health created NRMN as part of a larger Diversity Program Consortium designed to address the problem of underrepresentation of scientists from key diverse populations across the biomedical sciences. Postdoctoral researchers and fellows across the biomedical sciences are a particularly important part of the NRMN community, as one of NRMN’s objectives is to increase the success rates of scientists from these underrepresented populations in being awarded funding for their NIH grant proposals.

NRMN is a nationwide project operating on a hypothesis that granting all researchers access to evidence-based mentorship, professional development, and networking opportunities and resources will increase the success and persistence of those scientists who are currently underrepresented in the biomedical sciences workforce.

In addition to DiverseScholar and, NRMN partners with many of the scientific member societies across the biomedical sciences to deliver its free programming and resources to postdocs and rising investigators across all levels of their career. Some other notable partners include the National Postdoctoral Association and the American Society for Micriobiology, producers of the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Scientists (ABRCMS).

Postdocs who join NRMN will gain access to a body of scientists in biomedical research, enhanced networking, professional development opportunities, research resources, and mentorship experiences.

NRMN offers the following FREE programs that are suited to postdocs:

Watch Dr. Sergio Ita, postdoc and member of NRMN, talk about the importance of mentorship.

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The National Research Mentoring Network is supported by the National Institutes of Health Common Fund and Office of Scientific Workforce Diversity, award number U54GM119023, administered by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

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last updated 31-Aug-2016