NIH seeks input on enhancing graduate and post-doc training

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) invites comments on how it can implement the recommendations (PDF, 4.36MB) of a recent NIH working group on building the U.S. scientific workforce to meet the research and health needs of the future. 

Among the topics for which input is invited are:

  • Individual development plans for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

  • How to encourage timely completion of the doctoral degree.

  • Assessing success of training programs, in terms of various career outcomes of graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

  • Benefit packages for post-doctoral fellows.

  • Federal agency support for faculty salaries.

Further information, including instructions for submitting comments, can be found in the Request for Comments (NOT-OD-13-045). The deadline is April 22, 2013.