Following the first summer institute, RETI fellows are expected to work with their mentors to refine Mentored Research Project (MRP) proposals by mid-October. Following approval of these proposals by both their mentor and the project Director, fellows are expected to submit their MRP to their institution's IRB for review by November. Data collection should be conducted between December and March of fellows' first year in the program. There is some flexibility in data collection timing, depending on the specifics of each individual project (e.g., international travel); however, all fellows should return to the RETI the following July with at least preliminary data analyses conducted.
In their second year, MRP funding is based on the expectation that fellows give a conference presentation and submit a preliminary manuscript to their mentor and Project Director (Introduction, Method and Results sections due in November of fellows' second year and Discussion section due in January). It is expected that fellows' will use their second year of RETI fellowship to submit their MRPs for publication, professional presentation, and as pilot data on grant applications.
MRP Funding is based on the expectation that fellows will give a conference presentation and submit a manuscript for publication during Year 2. The Year 2 budget must include monies for travel or publication for a minimum of $1,500 and no more than $4,000. The budget justification must include the name(s) of the conferences and journals to which you plan to submit your MRP. The specific conferences and journals you cite are not binding, but must reflect consideration of appropriate dissemination venues. Use of funds for travel and publication are contingent upon the approval of the RETI director.