What Scholars Learn
Compass Scholars learn a set of leadership and management practices essential to creating a productive, supportive, and inclusive research environment. They build the skills to implement these practices and navigate challenges that arise. Scholars reflect on their own experiences and priorities to foster the inward element of leadership – knowing oneself and one’s values.
Compass Scholars are prepared to implement the day-to-day practices that support discovery and innovation, excellent mentoring, inclusion, rigorous science, and responsible conduct in their labs.
Cultivate a positive work environment
Build trusting relationships
Foster team engagement
Managing Scientific Work
Give feedback and guidance
Onboard and train lab members
Establish and communicate lab procedures
Reflect and adapt
Manage your wellness
Cultivate your network
Be strategic and intentional
Compass Scholars develop skills essential to communicating effectively, managing people, and navigating challenges.
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.