As NIGMS Director Jeremy Berg noted on their blog the Feedback Loop, NIGMS would very much appreciate your input as they develop a strategic plan for training and career development.
You can submit comments online until April 21st.
You can participate in person at one of four regional stakeholder meetings:
You can participate in a Web discussion on Friday, June 11th, from 1-4 p.m. Eastern Time.
Please do participate, though. Obama’s proposed FY11 budget includes higher $ amounts for stipends (6% increase!) but a loss of 140 funded slots on institutional awards (T mechanisms) and only 48 additional individual awards (Fs); these numbers are NIH-wide, not just at NIGMS. With stipend levels more attractive but awards/slots increasingly competitive, your input will be more important than ever.