Individual Development Plan
The Individual Development Plan (IDP) engages students to identify current training and career goals and develop objectives toward meeting those goals. The process employs several principles of adult learning and motivation that can optimize the mentoring relationship and advance students’ professional success. Tools that guide reflection, assessment, and developing goals and objectives support the process.
Prepare for a Career in Translational Research
Baylor graduate students in their first or second year who are interested in a career focused on translating biomedical discoveries into molecular medicine advances to benefit human health are invited to apply for the Clinical Translational Research Certificate of Added Qualification (CTR-CAQ) program.
Short-Term, Interest Free Emergency Loans
BCM Graduate students may apply for short-term, interest free emergency loans funded by the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. The maximum amount of the loans are $500. Loan applications are made through Shelfa Williams in the Graduate School (N204).
Other loans are also available for BCM graduate students. Contact Student Account Services for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or (713) 798-4322
Dean's Award of Excellence
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences offers the one-time, $3,000 Dean’s Award of Excellence to graduate school students, postdoctoral fellows and postdoctoral associates who receive an eligible fellowship award. Requirements are as follows:
- Fellowship must be obtained from a federal or state agency and/or private foundation via a nationally competitive application process
- Fellowship must provide at least two-thirds (2/3’s) of the student’s or postdoc’s stipend
- Applicants for the Dean’s Award must be a current GSBS graduate student, or postdoctoral fellow or associate with an active postdoctoral appointment via the Office or Postdoctoral Affairs to be eligible to apply
- Applicants must have at least 12 months remaining in their current training position
- Award applications must be submitted within 90 days of the award start date
- Recipients of institutional training grant support (e.g. T32, R25, K12) are not eligible
Requests for applications for the Dean’s Award of Excellence can be obtained from GSBS-Help (GSBS-Help@bcm.edu), and should be submitted after fellowship payments to the trainee have been initiated.