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Mentoring Component and Mentor Requirements

Each CTS Scholar must have a minimum of two primary mentors from different disciplines encompassing a multidisciplinary approach. The primary mentors must be NIH-funded, independent investigators who are highly accomplished and have a proven commitment to developing mentees’ careers.

The entire team is expected to meet at least monthly to design and plan research projects, discuss progress, develop solutions to specific problems, provide advice on project management, and help guide data collection, analysis, and manuscript preparation, including completing and updating the Authorship Agreement form.

The ICRE has implemented several mentoring resources, which are available to CTS Scholars and their mentors. We also provide CTS Scholars with half-day training on mentoring, which emphasizes mentor expectations, effective communication, goal setting, career planning, and constructive feedback.