ASPIRE is an eighteen-month program designed for junior to mid-level faculty interested in pursuing an area of scholarship, developing research skills and disseminating their findings or final product.
Each ASPIRE Scholar is paired with a nationally recognized faculty research mentor with 0.10 FTE dedicated time for guiding the scholar over the course of the program.
In addition to mentoring, 0.20 FTE is provided for 12 months and 0.10 FTE for 6 months for the scholar to develop, implement, and write up a project in their area of interest.
Biostatistics and research assistant support are also provided.
Biweekly half-day education sessions are held featuring external and internal content experts, as well as opportunities to give and receive peer feedback on project ideas and progress. Time is also reserved for community-building and professional development.