How Compass Works
Compass is a remotely delivered, collaborative 10 week + 6 month program focused on practical learning and mentoring.
10 Week Foundational Training
Cover best practices for leading and managing research
Create a lab manual to welcome and orient lab members
Get tip sheets, infographics, and tools to apply learning
Practice communication skills
Engage with peers to learn from one another
6 Month Application and Support
Practice applying learning
Share insights and ask questions
Get practical advice on real issues
Compass Scholars learn by collaborating and problem-solving together not through a lecturer-knows-all approach. Scholars reflect on and share their experiences and perspectives to cultivate personal awareness and a deeper understanding of others. Collaborative learning helps to create a learning experience that fits the varied needs of Scholars.
Compass includes peer mentoring and mentoring from experienced researchers. Small peer mentoring teams offer Scholars support and fresh perspectives on real-world challenges. Experienced mentors offer their personal insights and advice.
All biomedical faculty and postdocs in the United States who lead a lab, or plan to lead a lab, are eligible to apply.
We seek people from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and disciplines to join us in creating a supportive learning community.
Compass is funded by the NIH and is free to Scholars for the duration of the grant.