Neuroscience Scholars Program

Society for Neuroscience


Grant amount: US $1,500

Anticipated deadline: May 23, 2019 2:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Graduate Student Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Scholarship, Conference, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United States

Location of citizenship: United States

Exclusive to minorities: Yes

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Overview:

The Neuroscience Scholars Program strives to build the capacity of underrepresented graduate and postdoctoral researchers to cultivate long-term success through mentoring and networking, professional skill development, and educational programming. 

The Neuroscience Scholars Program is a two-year training program open to underrepresented graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Building on the 30 year history of NSP, the program supports annual travel awards, mentoring, and the professional development of up to 15 candidates known as NSP Fellows.

In addition, all eligible applicants will be invited to become NSP Associates, including those selected as NSP Fellows. The extensive two-year training program provides live events and webinars, a rich library of educational resources, and an online diversity affinity group of NSP mentors and alumni for seeking career connections and guidance. Events, webinars, and resources will focus on career advancement issues, topics related to research process, and cutting edge scientific content.

Neuroscience Scholars Program Fellows

In addition to the NSP Associates program, up to 15 applicants will be selected as NSP Fellows.

Features of the NSP Fellows program include:

  • A mentoring team consisting of a senior mentor, a peer mentor, and a member of the Diversity in Neuroscience Subcommittee  to discuss fellow’s research, career plans, and overall experience
  • Two years of complimentary SfN membership
  • Travel award to attend the SfN annual meeting each fall
  • An annual travel award of $1,500 to support allowed professional development activities

Neuroscience Scholars Program Associates

All eligible applicants will be invited to become NSP Associates, an extensive two-year training program that provides live events and webinars. Features of the NSP Associates program include:

  • An online diversity affinity group of NSP mentors and alumni for seeking career connections and guidance
  • Webinars and resources that focus on career advancement issues, topics related to research process, and cutting edge scientific content
  • The opportunity to present research at the Diversity Poster Session and attend the Diversity Reception at the annual meeting.

At the conclusion of the training program, those who have successfully completed the online training components will receive a certificate of completion.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be:
    • Citizens or permanent residents of the United States
    • Enrolled in a graduate degree-granting program or postdoctoral fellowship
    • According to the guidelines of the National Institues of Health, candidates must be from a group recognized as underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences.
      • These include Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders and individuals with disabilities, defined as physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.