FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
What is the role of the Internal Subject Matter Expert in the R01 Boot Camp?
With the advice of his/her department, each mentee will identify and contact an Internal Subject Matter Expert (ISME) prior to the start of the R01 Boot Camp program. The ISME (i.e., a "personal scientific trainer") will advise an individual mentee on the scientific content of his/her R01 grant proposal.
Specifically, the ISME will:
- Help the mentee identify collaborators, resources, and skills that the mentee needs in order to be competitive in a precise field of research
- Work with mentees to plan departmental Chalk Talks
- Attend the mentee's departmental Chalk Talk
- Review all draft sections of the proposal
- Help the mentee identify an external (outside of U-M) reviewer to critique a final draft of the proposal
How are Internal Subject Matter Experts selected?
The mentee should consult with chairs, coaches or colleagues to identity potential ISMEs who would be a good fit with the mentee’s needs. Prior to the start of the program, the mentee should approach the ISME to ask about his/her willingness to participate in the R01 Boot Camp program.
If I am selected as an Internal Subject Matter Expert, how do I access the contract?
Please contact Gina Stouffer at firstname.lastname@example.org for the Internal Subject Matter Expert Contract. Contracts should be completed prior to September 30, 2021.
What is the compensation for serving as an Internal Subject Matter Expert?
While the biggest compensation for serving as an ISME will be the satisfaction of contributing to the success of new investigators, the R01 Boot Camp program will compensate Internal Subject Matter Experts for their time (approximately 16-20 hours) with a salary supplement of $1,000 once mentees have submitted their R01 proposals.
Can ISMEs mentor more than one participant at a time in R01 Boot Camp?
Yes. ISMEs may mentor as many participants as they have the capacity for, but will not be compensated for more than 2 mentees ($2,000) in any program year.