MOSAIC program details
Years 1 & 2
Enhanced mentorship, cross-institutional postdoc networking and skills development (e.g., CV and cover letter preparation, interviewing, oral presentation, methods for enhancing reproducibility).
- Set up effective monthly one-on-one personalized mentoring connections between scholars and trained mentors who are not at the same institution, who will serve as the scholar’s primary mentor and advocate in the program.
- Build communities of practice, with each cohort meeting bimonthly with a trained ASBMB faculty coach, to provide a safe space for group discussion and support through all stages of the K99/R00 award.
- Introduce MOSAIC scholars to networks of fellow postdocs and other ASBMB molecular life scientists.
- Train MOSAIC scholars in effective science communication through The Art of Science Communication course and invite them to speak at the national meeting.
- Build a foundation of skill sets and experiences needed in preparation for successfully transitioning to independent investigator status.
Successful transition to a faculty position at an R1 institution at the end of year two.
Years 3 & 4
Skills development (e.g., proposal writing, lab management) and increased accountability at R00 institutions.
- Support the successful transition of MOSAIC scholars to independent investigator positions through one-on-one mentoring and support from the community of practice.
- Empower early-career researchers to successfully manage their laboratories and secure independent funding beyond the R00 award through participation in the IMAGE workshop.
- Leverage annual meetings with institutional administrators to support the development and integration of career-development activities of MOSAIC scholars.
Establish and staff laboratory and submit new NIH/NSF grant proposal.
Enhanced scientific mentoring, skills development (manuscript reviewing and publishing, training in cultural-sensitive coaching) and networking (e.g. via JBC editorial board).
- Provide tailored coaching for the emerging roles of MOSAIC scholars as independent investigators and provide extended scientific networking within the MAC and the ASBMB at large.
- Provide scientific mentorship and networking through editorial board activity.
- Train first cohort in their 5th year in cultural-sensitive coaching.
- Invite graduating scholars to return to the ASBMB MOSAIC and IMAGE programs to serve as mentors.
- Contribute to increasing diversity within the ASBMB and the molecular life sciences workforce nationally.
Attain new grant funding and prepare manuscript(s) for publication.