Faculty Resources

LEAP Early Career Faculty Mentoring Program - Applications due March 13

The goal of LEAP (Leveraging Expertise to Advance our Professionals/Professors) is to provide career mentoring to early career faculty who do not receive it elsewhere (departments, divisions, etc.).

Program Overview:

  • Mentees/Mentors meet 2 - 4 times per year for at least 2 - 3 years
  • Mentees will complete an Individual Development Plan to review with mentors
  • Mentors will only be assigned one mentee at a time

Mentee Eligibility

  • Assistant or Associate Professor Level
  • Associate or Full HDFCCC Members 

Mentor Eligibility

  • Associate or Full Professor Level
  • Full or Associate HDFCCC Members

Mentee Roles and Responsibilities

  • Arrange meetings at least 2x/year
  • Send updated CV to mentor 1 week before meeting
  • Send mentor completed Individual Development Plan (IDP)
  • Know where you are in promotion/merit cycle
  • Write 3 short and 3 long term professional goals to discuss at mentor meeting
  • Participate in faculty development opportunities

Mentor Roles and Responsibilities

  • Clarify mentee & mentor expectations
  • Provide guidance if conflicts/issues arise
  • Provide overall career guidance
  • Review relevant material for meetings (CV, IDPs, promotion packet, etc.)
  • Be familiar with advancement and promotion policies for your mentee’s series/rank
  • Help mentees set appropriate goals
  • Ensure scholarly activities, service, education/mentoring, meeting attendance appropriate for career goals and academic track

To Apply:

Click here to apply.

Questions? Email Jennifer Seuferer

CARE R01 Review Program - Applications due April 7, 2023 (for June R01 due date)

The goal of the Cancer Application REview (CARE) Program is to provide R01 grant review for HDFCCC faculty who do not have access to it in their department or program.

CARE offers 2 types of reviews: 

  1. Submit your specific aims for feedback first and than the full draft. 
  2. Submit your full draft only 

What's Provide:

  • Recruitment of reviewers. Applicants must suggest 2-3 reviewers when they apply.
  • Scheduling of meeting between reviewers and applicant 3-4 weeks before grant due date
  • $500 reviewer stipend 


Special aims and full draft review

  • 10-12 weeks (minimum) prior to deadline - applicants request review
  • 9-10 weeks prior - specific aims draft due
  • 8 weeks prior - reviewers provide written comments on specific aims
  • 3-4 weeks prior - review meeting schedule, full draft due 1 week before

Full draft only review

  • 6 weeks (minimum) prior to deadline - applicants request review
  • 3-4 weeks prior - review meeting, full draft due 1 week before

Applicant Eligibility and Requirements

  • HDFCCC full or associate member
  • NOT in Department of Medicine (DOM members eligible for PREPARE Program)
  • Submitting a cancer research R01 grant
  • Submit specific aims 10 weeks prior to due date (if possible)
  • Submit full draft 1 week before meeting

Reviewer Eligibility and Requirements

  • Reviewers receive a $500 stipend
  • Read full grant proposal and provide written comments
  • Review and provide written comments of specific aims in advance of full proposal if provided by applicant
  • Attend 1 hour meeting with applicant to give feedback

How to Apply

Click here for more information and to apply
Questions? Email Jennifer Seuferer
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