Biomedical Professional Development + Workshops

The Rutgers University School for Graduate Studies offer our Biomedical Graduate Studies studies opportunities for professional development and workshops.

Grant and Manuscript Writing Workshops

We offer several annual workshops and courses to help graduate students apply for predoctoral fellowships including a fellowship application workshop every Fall and a Specific Aims grant writing fundamental workshop every Spring.  We also have boilerplate paragraphs to be used for Responsible Conduct of Research, Rigor and Reproducibility, Individual Development Plants, Career and Professional Development, and Institutional Environment.  Click here to view those grant writing resources.

We also offer an annual workshop on scientific publications every Spring. This workshop covers best practices in experimental design, analysis, and writing to produce a manuscript that reviewers will love. The event is taught by an editor of a major scientific publisher.  Click here to view a recent workshop on manuscript writing.

Effective Mentoring of Undergraduates in Research Workshop

This workshop led annually in early May by Drs. Janet Alder, Evelyn Erenrich, and Xenia Morin use techniques and case studies from the National Research Mentoring Network to teach Ph.D. students and Postdoctoral Fellows tools and skills to better mentor undergraduate students in a laboratory setting. Our students then reflect upon approaches they would use to mentor trainees and employees in a lab or research group. We cover topics like managing student projects, understanding contracts for undergrads, aligning expectations, and much more. Attendees will be able to:

  1. Define what mentoring is and the different kinds of mentoring
  2. Discuss practical ways to mentor an undergraduate
  3. Actively analyze case studies
  4. Conduct optional follow up activities to earn a microbadge in mentoring undergraduates in research 

For more information: Email Dr. Janet Alder

Email Dr. Evelyn Erenrich

Email Dr. Xena Morin

STEM Grads Giving Back

Rutgers graduate students - you can be the person who inspires a high school student to pursue college and the study of science!

SGS is partnering with Rutgers Upward Bound Math-Science a pre-college program designed to assist and motivate first generation and low-income students to successfully graduate from high school, prepare for college admission, and complete their baccalaureate degree in STEM. 

To volunteer for this important DE&I initiative, please contact Assistant Dean Janet Alder ( and Senior Program Coordinator Katherine Castro-Guillen (

Cognitive Skills Program (CSP)

The Cognitive Skills Program (CSP) is designed to enhance and maximize the educational experience of medical, graduate, and postgraduate students. CSP services include instruction with efficient strategies and self-regulatory skills to increase control of learning, to promote independent, self-directed learning, and other various academic support services tailored to individual needs.

View other services available by the Cognitive Skills Program

BIO Links

BIO Links

Graduate students in the biomedical and health sciences programs at Rutgers University have an opportunity to volunteer to teach science to K – 12 school-aged children in local public schools.

Learn more about BIO Links Volunteer Opportunities

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