Welcome to the NIDA IRP!
The Office of Education and Career Development (OECD) many several ways to help you get oriented to the NIDA IRP and living in Baltimore.
The Peer Mentoring Program
A group of postbacs, grad students, and postdocs who meet each month with new trainees to welcome them to NIDA and answer their questions.
The Guide to Baltimore and Things to Do can help you get settled in Baltimore and find fun things to do.
Presentations sponsored by OECD on topics including giving a job talk, time management, team dynamics, mentoring, networking, job search skills, grant writing, career satisfaction, scientific writing and more.
Fellows Research Lunch
Every Friday, two postdocs or grad students present data they have collected. This allows you to practice speaking skills and receive feedback about your research.
A very extensive list of opportunities in the Baltimore area.
OECD Lending Library List
The OECD has a lending library of GRE and MCAT study materials and books on scientific writing, mentoring, career development, teaching, time management, networking, and careers in science. If you’d like to borrow any of these books, stop by the office or contact us.
You can find tax information in the Graduate Partnership Program Handbook [PDF], including a link to the federal quarterly estimated tax form, 1040ES. The Maryland estimated tax form [PDF] is 502D. You can use this online calculator to figure your Maryland estimated taxes.
Contact a recent alum to ask questions about your career path.
More Resources for Current Graduate Students
- Postdoctoral Programs
- Postdoc Handbook [PDF]
- NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education
- NIH Training Directors
- Guidelines for the Conduct of Research [PDF]
- Guidelines for Scientific Record Keeping [PDF]
- Guide to Training and Mentoring [PDF]
- Advocate for Yourself [PDF]
- Career Development Programs
- Predoc/Postdoc Advisory Board
- Postdoctoral Mentoring Plan
- Individual Development Plan Form
- Postdoc Annual Progress Report Form
- Fellows Research Lunch