In their May 22 announcement, BWF says this new institutional award “promises to provide new dimensions in the career preparation of scientists.”
The grants will support demonstration projects that will model affordable approaches to improving trainees’ readiness for stable, fulfilling careers, whether by clarifying and improving their basic PhD-level skills, by helping them identify how they can best use their skills and interests to serve the needs of potential employers, and by providing them approaches to thinking through their career options.
Miller will be Principal Investigator for the UNC project, for which she will receive $33,000 from BWF.
Along with UNC, 2012 recipients of the Career Guidance for Trainees grants are:
American Society for Microbiology
Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences
Medical College of Wisconsin
Thomas Jefferson University
University of California San Francisco
For more details, see http://www.bwfund.org/pages/577/Background/