Scientific Communications Offerings

WCGS offers courses and workshops to help students develop their scientific writing (research papers, grant proposals) and presentation skills. Listed below are courses and workshops available to graduate students.

  • ACE preparation workshops: various WCGS programs offer workshops to students to prepare for the ACE. e.g., BCMB offers a 3-session series
  • Introduction to Scientific Writing seminar by Dean Nathan, offered in November every year (IMP Program specific)
  • Art of Written Scientific Communication course by Ushma Neill, MSK Vice President Scientific Education & Training and Teo Pulvirenti, Executive Editor of the Journal of Experimental Medicine. Anticipated 2 to 4 times per year.
  • CTSC Skills Acquisition Workshops (Please check News section on the CTSC website)
    1) Writing and publishing high-impact research manuscripts (last held on March 23rd, 2018)
    2) Planning and writing successful grant proposals
    Two sessions (April 19th or April 20th). Register for any one session
  • Regular workshops for F31 and NSF predoctoral grants by Dr. Xiaoai Chen

    Before each NIH F31 and NSF grant submission deadline the Graduate School offers a series of workshops to help students prepare competitive  applications. As part of the workshop series, students can also avail of one-on-one external consultant services  for scientific editing of their proposals.

    See below for outline of the F31 workshop.



  • Three Minute Thesis: each November, WCGS holds its annual 3MT competition, which is an opportunity for students to hone and demonstrate their ability to communicate their science to a non-specialist audience.

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