(Note: While many of these resources may be useful to both trainees and faculty members, faculty members may click here for related resources for faculty available on the OGE website.)

TIBBS Professional Development Timeline

Take charge of your career! Find your place in the professional development timeline and explore the TIBBS website to learn more about how to prepare yourself for your future career.

Individual Development Plans (IDPs)

An IDP is a detailed description of your career plans and professional goals that is used to guide your choice of professional development activities. Generally, you will begin by assessing your skills, values, and interests and use what you learn to create a specific plan for developing your professional skills and positioning yourself for the career of your choice. IDPs are an excellent communication tool to help mentors and mentees work together to identify specific areas for improvement and discuss long-term goals.

Grant/Fellowship Writing Resources

Example proposals for the NSF, NIH, and AHA fellowships.  Also listings of specific funding opportunities for graduate students and postdocs.

Professional Development Lending Library

TIBBS has many books you can borrow on topics such as Grant and Scientific Writing, Conflict Resolution and Interpersonal Skills, Career Exploration and Non Academic Career Paths, Academic Careers, Scientific Career Success, Women in Science, Minority Specific Advice, Translational and Clinical Research, Leadership Skills, Presentation Skills, Work life Balance, Time Management, Sress Managements, Teaching and Mentoring skills.

Graduate Student Resources

This is a list of scientific resources including databases, conferences, links to advice for graduate students, developed by UNC graduate student Hillary Clegg.

UNC Resources

Links to campus resources for one cards, child care, transportation, classes and departments.

Resources for Women in Science

Women in Science (WinS) Group

Resources for Parents in Science

Resources for LGBT*QIA-Identified People in Science

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