EMBO WEBINAR SERIES
SOFT SKILLS TRAINING FOR
YOUNG SCIENTISTS IN CHILE

March to November 2021
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A successful scientific career requires many skills that go beyond the topics taught in a scientific curriculum. In our commitment to promoting life sciences, EMBO brings to the scientific community in Chile training webinars to update and practice soft skills, which include grant writing, publishing and communication. Our trainings are tailored specifically to the needs of researchers at early career stages and aim at improving both the quality and the quantity of research output in the medium and long term. The series will be locally organized by the Chilean Societies for Neuroscience, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Cell Biology, and will be free of costs for researchers based in Chile

Training on Grant Writing

Host and moderator: TBA
Trainer: Chapin Rodriguez
Date open session: 6 May 2021 at 8:00 am. Register here by April 30th
Date closed session for PhD students and postdocs: 27 May 2021 at 8:00 am. Apply here by April 30th
Date closed session for young group leaders: 2 June 2021 at 8:00 am. Apply here by April 30th

The training on Grant Writing will consist of three webinars: an open session (registration required) and two closed sessions (application required).

Open session: Fundamentals of Writing Effective Fellowship and Grant Applications
Through the exploration of theory and examples, this webinar aims to help participants (to):
• understand different types of grants (personal- vs. project-affiliated, collaborations, starter vs. consolidator) and how the type of grant can affect selection criteria
• understand how to find international calls for grants and fellowships
• identify and approach potential host laboratories
• develop a competitive research plan (operationalizing research questions, and aligning goals and work packages into a coherent story)
• structure the research project in a more “fundable” way (feasibility, milestones, contingency plans, preliminary data)
• understand and respond effectively to typical parts of a grant application (visualizability, conciseness, opportune repetition)
• assess one’s own proposal like a grant reviewer
• collaborate with the host laboratory to meet application deadlines

This webinar is open to the entire life sciences community in Chile. You can register here.

Closed sessions: Advanced Topics in Grant Writing
20 PhD students/postdocs and 20 young group leaders (Assistant Professor level) will be selected to attend two separate closed sessions. Selected participants must complete an assignment sent by the trainer after the open session. The trainer will review each assignment and send personalized, detailed and confidential feedback via email to each participant. During the closed sessions, the trainer will explore in greater depth the topics discussed in the open session, adapting the content to the participants’ career stage and the research fields and methods included in the submitted assignments (without revealing details). These sessions will be highly interactive and the participants will be able to ask the trainer any questions they may have regarding the feedback received. As a result, the selected researchers will be trained in a very personalized and intensive way, which will directly and positively impact the quality of their research proposals.

You can apply here

Training on Scientific Writing

Host and moderator: TBA
Trainer: TBA
Dates: TBA

EMBO Press editors work with PhD students or postdocs on the principles, practicalities and strategies of scientific publication. Topics covered include planning writing a manuscript, understanding the structure and content of a manuscript, assembling figures and writing effective titles and abstracts. The participants will also learn to navigate the editorial process at journals. The training does not cover grammar and writing style.

Training on Oral Communication

Host and moderator: TBA
Trainer: Chapin Rodriguez
Dates: TBA – September

Whether networking, presenting a poster or showing slides, scientists are constantly called upon to explain and justify their research to their peers. This training will provide participants with strategies and tools to do so clearly and convincingly.
The training consists of two parts: an open session (registration required) and a closed session (application required).

Open session: Fundamentals of Oral Communication in Science
A three-hour webinar will cover the basics of oral communication. The attendees will be introduced to the foundations of effective oral and visual communication of scientific and technical information, supported by findings from neuroscience, linguistics, and marketing.
This webinar is open to the entire life sciences community in Chile. You can register here. Please note that this training does not cover science communication to non-scientific audiences.

Closed sessions:
Up to 24 researchers will be selected to participate in the closed component of this training. The participants must prepare an assignment which will be evaluated by the trainer and their peers . As a result, the selected researchers will receive personalized and intensive training aimed at improving their oral communication skills.

You can apply here

Meet the

Speakers

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Bettina

Trueb

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EMBO Senior Project Coordinator


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María Isabel

Yuseff

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Chilean EMBO Global Investigator


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Ignacio

Fernandez

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Chilean EMBO Fellow


Meet the

Trainers

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Kelly

Sheehan-Rooney

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Gerlind

Wallon

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Chapin

Rodriguez

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A. Chapin Rodríguez (BSc, Duke University, USA; PhD, Cambridge University, UK) has conducted research at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (UK) and the Harvard Institutes of Medicine (USA). His research has been funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the US National Institutes of Health and the UK Medical Research Council. He has worked more than 12 years as a consultant in science communication and publishing, helping researchers in natural and clinical sciences publish their manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, prepare grant applications and improve their oral presentation skills. He is the founder of Creaducate Consulting in Europe (www.creaducate.eu) and Creaducate Enterprises in Hong Kong (www.creaducate.hk).



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Maria

Polychronidou

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Webinar series program

EMBO Programmes and Activities

Date: 18 March 2021
Time: 10:00 am
Host and moderator: Christian Gonzalez-Billault
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EMBO’s webinar series will kick off with an informative session on the opportunities available to the Chilean scientific community. Life scientists in Chile have access to EMBO programmes and activities thanks to a cooperation agreement signed between ANID (formerly CONICYT) and EMBO/EMBC. Attendees will receive an overview of the different programmes from EMBO staff, as well as hear from two Chilean awardees who will talk about their personal experiences and give some tips for future applicants. Attendees will be able to ask their questions live to the speakers during the Q&A session at the end of the webinar.

This webinar is open to the entire life sciences community in Chile (from undergraduate students to senior scientists). You can register here

  • March 18th

Time (Chile)

Activity

10:00 – 10:03 am INTRODUCTION AND HOUSEKEEPING INSTRUCTIONS
Christian Gonzalez-Billault
10:03 – 10:10 am OPENING REMARKS
Andres Couve
10:10 – 10:20 am EMBO GLOBAL ACTIVITIES
Bettina Trueb
10:20 – 10:30 am EMBO FELLOWSHIPS
Kelly Sheehan-Rooney
10:30 – 10:40 am EMBO COURSES & WORKSHOPS; EMBO YOUNG INVESTIGATOR NETWORK
Gerlind Wallon
10:40 – 10:55 am PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND ADVIDE FOR FUTURE APPLICANTS
Ignacio Fernandez (Chilean EMBO Fellow) and M. Isabel Yuseff (Chilean EMBO Global Investigator)
10:55 – 11: 20 am Q&A Session
Webinar series program

TRAINING ON GRANT WRITING

  • May 6th
  • May 27th
  • June 2nd

Time (Chile)

Activity

08:00 – 10:00 am FUNDAMENTALS OF WRITING EFFECTIVE FELLOWSHIP AND GRANT APPLICATIONS
open to the Chilean life sciences community Register here by April 30th

Time (Chile)

Activity

08:00 – 10:00 am ADVANCED TOPICS IN GRANT WRITING FOR PHD STUDENTS AND POSTDOCS
20 selected participants Apply here by April 30th

Time (Chile)

Activity

08:00 – 10:00 am ADVANCED TOPICS IN GRANT WRITING FOR YOUNG GROUP LEADERS
20 selected participants Apply here by April 30th
Webinar series program

TRAINING ON SCIENTIFIC WRITING

  • July

Time (Chile)

Activity

09:00 am OPEN SESSION
All registered attendees, 90 minutes
Webinar series program

TRAINING ON ORAL COMMUNICATION

  • September 7th
  • September 20th
  • September 22th
  • September 24th

Time (Chile)

Activity

09:00 am PRE-SESSION OPEN
All registered attendees

Time (Chile)

Activity

09:00 am PRE-SESSION OPEN
All registered attendees

Time (Chile)

Activity

09:00 am PRE-SESSION OPEN
All registered attendees

Time (Chile)

Activity

09:00 am PRE-SESSION OPEN
All registered attendees
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