For Research

Welcome to CareerVolt:
Elevating Your Research Excellence

At CareerVolt, we understand the unique challenges and aspirations of organizations at the forefront of scientific research and development – universities, hospitals, and public and private STEM research ventures.

Your organizational impact results from multiple domains, including increased research funding, high-quality publications, retention of top-tier talent, and promoting a diverse research workforce.

CareerVolt partners with organizations to achieve meaningful outcomes that advance your missions. Our proven methods focus on supporting researchers at all career levels, particularly during the critical early years of independence. We also recognize the that researchers are juggling multiple demands and responsibilities, and we tailor our programs to help them successfully navigate the challenges of their roles.

Benefits to Your Organization

Increased number of grant applications
Increased number of successful grant applications
Increased productivity (papers, teams)
Decreased time to promotion & tenure

Our Commitment to Your Success:

Comprehensive Training and Consulting

We understand that the success of research programs depends on securing sufficient funding, building strong teams, and fostering effective leadership. Unlock the full potential of your research teams with our tailored group and individual training programs. CareerVolt's expert consultants work directly with your leadership team to promote and elevate research at your organization. We develop customized programs for your faculty and researchers at all levels to facilitate their ability to design and execute winning strategies to secure grants, enhance productivity, publish and disseminate, and ensure successful project completion.

"Do With" Philosophy

  • Teach to fish: CareerVolt operates from a philosophy of "do with" rather than "do for". By empowering research professionals with skills and confidence, they will be equipped to conquer current challenges and anticipate and navigate challenges of the future. This practice allows individuals to thrive and to impart the same skills to those they supervise or mentor.
  • Multiply the impacts of internal resources: Our programs enhance internal support mechanisms available to your research leaders rather than replacing those mechanisms. For example, we believe that mentoring committees play invaluable roles in an individual's research career development. At the same time, senior researchers are often strapped for time, and/or more junior investigators may be self-conscious to bring "small" questions to their mentors. We bridge this space, enabling investigators to make the most of their internal resources.

Tailored Support for Group and Individual Growth

Workshops and Trainings

Our workshops and trainings, offered virtually (live or asynchronous) and in-person, cover a spectrum of topics crucial for research success:

  • Grant writing strategies for specific funders or programs
  • Technical manuscript writing skills
  • Research portfolio development
  • Time management techniques
  • Running a productive research program

In its short operational history, CareerVolt has reached over 1000 investigators in live trainings and several hundred more through short-format asynchronous sessions. We customize trainings to align with the unique needs of your organization, audience, and goals.

Consulting and Coaching

Group: Our multi-month group coaching programs support skills development and implementation in a small-group format. Groups range from 5-12 individuals. For within-institution trainings, we design the topics and approach to meet the needs of your investigators, e.g., a focus on grant writing, manuscript writing, faculty success, etc. Our programs combine didactic elements with peer learning and mastermind-style discussions to enhance participants' outcomes.

Our next group cohort--open to participants from any institution--is our Grant Development coaching program running Jun-Sept 2024. Structured training, support, and accountability will help applicants prepare a strong proposal for a fall 2024 grant submission deadline.

Individual: Our intensive 1-on-1 strategic consulting identifies individual needs for skills, resources, and support, developing tailored strategies to address those needs. Whether it's refining writing skills, optimizing time and resource management, or attaining professional milestones, our consulting team flexibly accommodates diverse needs at every career stage.

Real Results, Real Impact

Our team brings decades of experience in working with STEM professionals to secure hundreds of millions of dollars in grant funding and to achieve high-impact publications, promotions, and tenure.

Contact us to strategize offerings to advance your organization's research excellence.