Evaluation and Selection
Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of the candidate’s biosketch, projected career plan and support from their institution. Specific criteria for evaluation include 1) academic credentials; 2) projected career plan and research interests; 3) commitment to research career and academic promise; 4) stated commitment to a full year of educational programming.
In order to select the participating mentees, the AADR MIND the Future Management Committee will review the applications for eligibility and criteria, and score each application, using a scale of 1-5 utilizing the scoring matrix: 1) Exceptional; 2) Exceeds Standards; 3) Satisfactory/Meets Standards; 4) Minimally Meets Standards; and 5) Poor/Does Not Meet Standards. This is the current tested scoring matrix used by AADR in evaluating abstract submissions and grants, awards and fellowships. For the final selection of the program participants, the advisory committee will conduct at least two conference calls to discuss each applicant based on their merits and application materials. The Management and Advisory Committees
conduct a holistic review that takes into consideration the “whole”
applicant, rather than solely focusing on any one criterion.
Award Policies and Conditions
AADR shall be responsible for establishing and enforcing all rules and regulations concerning the granting of Award and complying with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.
Successful applicants/institutions will be required to sign a Letter of Agreement and Acceptance concerning the conditions and policies under which the grant is awarded prior to receipt of the Award.
The 10 selected mentees will receive travel costs of up to $2,500 to travel to the AADR Annual Meeting, as well as pre-paid meeting registration, pre-paid registration to the Faculty Development Workshop and the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science full day Workshop in Science Communication. Mentees will also receive up to $2,500 for travel to the NIH for a mock NIH Study Section. Award includes all necessary training materials and access to virtual online educational sessions. Alumni mentees, after the first year of their program, will receive prepaid AADR Annual Meeting Registration for the following year.
Sheri S. Herren, Assistant Director of Strategic Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org.