(Coming in Fall 2024)

Get personalized guidance and mentorship on project planning, scientific-writing and academic career development

Program Details


Phase 1: Self-Discovery and Value Empowerment

Personal strengths, values, and goal setting. Understanding personal and professional environments.

Topics Covered

  • Self-Assessment Tools: To identify personal strengths and areas for growth
  • Values, Goals and Activities Alignment: Exercises designed to articulate personal values and align them with both career goals and research ambitions.
  • Understanding Mentors and Work Environment: Insights into analyzing mentorship dynamics and the work environment to ensure better alignment with personal values and career objectives.

Phase 2: Mastering Productivity Principles

Time management, prioritization, and managing work-life balance.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to productivity tools and methods: understand leverage and waste
  • Mastering time: scheduling your time like a high-performer or athlete
  • Overcoming productivity pitfalls:¬†procrastination, multitasking, overwhelm

Phase 3: Strategic Research Project and Grant Mastery

Fundamentals of project management, grant writing strategies, and financial planning for research. The goal is to move from Idea to Execution.


Topics Covered

  • Key project management methodologies: tailored to research projects and grant application.
  • Increase scholarly productivity: creating a research pipeline and handling multiple projects.
  • Grant application:¬†Understanding grantsmanship and grant logistics such as finding grants, proposal writing, and budget planning.

Phase 4: Cultivating Research Relationships

Building and managing effective relationships in the research environment, including mentorship, collaboration, and transitioning towards independence.

Topics Covered

  • Mentor Engagement: Explore methods to seek, engage, and maximize relationships with mentors to advance your research career.

  • Collaborator Compatibility: Identify suitable collaborators, establish clear communication channels, and manage joint research efforts efficiently.

  • Gaining Independence: Develop strategies for gradually gaining independence from mentors while maintaining productive professional relationships.

  • Becoming a Mentor: Transition into a mentor role, identify potential mentees, and cultivate junior researchers for future success.


Phase 5: Scaling With Systems And Futurizing Your Research Career

Building and optimizing systems and processes for efficient research operations.

Long-term career planning, leadership in research, and impact measurement.

Topics Covered

  • Principles of system thinking and process optimization,¬†including digital tools and team roles.
  • Strategies for automating routine tasks and optimizing workflow.
  • Developing a visionary research agenda and aligning it with potential future trends.
  • Leadership skills for leading high-impact research initiatives.
    - Metrics for assessing research impact and strategies for enhancing visibility and influence.


Phase 6: 

Long-term career planning, leadership in research, and impact measurement.

Topics Covered

  1. System Thinking and Process Optimization: Understand principles of system thinking and process optimization, incorporating digital tools and defining team roles effectively.

  2. Workflow Automation: Implement strategies for automating routine tasks and optimizing workflows to increase efficiency.

  3. Visionary Research Agenda: Develop a visionary research agenda that aligns with potential future trends, positioning your work at the forefront of your field.

  4. Leadership in Research: Cultivate leadership skills necessary for leading high-impact research initiatives, fostering a collaborative and innovative team environment.