Two categories of awards are available for 2018. For both categories, under-represented minorities (e.g., women in neuroscience, racial/ethnic minorities, low-income background) will be given highest priority. We expect to be able to fund 3-5 awards across both categories in the range of $3,000-$10,000 per award.
Diversity Summer Research Awards
For undergraduates who would like to spend the summer working full-time in a research lab but do not have the financial means to do so. The summer research experience can be in a lab in which the student is already working at their home institution or in a lab at a different university.
Career Transition Awards
For graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who would benefit from having an additional senior mentor at a different institution collaborate on an existing project, advise them on a future study design, analysis, or a manuscript in preparation, and/or advise on navigating a career in science. The stipends (to be split between advisors and trainees) will support the forging of a new mentor-mentee relationship that did not previously exist. The SRNDNA committee has noted that the most successful junior faculty candidates in recent years often had outside senior colleagues that they were able to lean on for advice and support through their years of training. However, these relationships can be challenging to initiate on your own. We will prioritize applications seeking a mentor in a completely different field.
Application Deadline: December 31, 2017