Promoting Diversity, Fostering Excellence
Scientists from diverse backgrounds contribute important research to the field, but face unique challenges. We engage with the global community to empower these voices, strengthening the field.
Read the Twitter conversation @SfNTweets from June 10 for conversations around diversity, equity, and inclusion in neuroscience.
SfN Diversity & Inclusion Strategy
Review SfN's Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.
Black Lives Matter and Neuroscience: Why This Moment Matters
The Black Lives Matter Movement sparked a worldwide response indicating these issues have broad impact. SfN organized a panel discussion that took place July 2. A recording of the discussion is available for on-demand viewing.
SfN June 2 Diversity Statement
Core to SfN are the values of diversity, inclusion, and equity. Read SfN’s June 2 statement on diversity, inclusion, equity, and the need to engage those scientists historically excluded.
Discover toolkits, articles, and interviews sharing advice on how to create equal opportunities for all scientists with Neuronline’s diversity resources.
Looking for a Speaker?
The following pages created by external organizations are available to identify speakers from diverse backgrounds.
Engage with other SfN members on topics of importance to you.
Recruit Diverse Employees
Make your next hire at the NeuroJobs Career Center. Our employer packages offer a range of exposure to the neuroscience community.
See how SfN's programs and awards advance female and underrepresented neuroscientists worldwide.
Neuroscience Scholars Program
Building the capacity of underrepresented graduate and postdoctoral researchers to cultivate long-term success.
Latin American Training Program
LATP is a unique training opportunity for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from Latin America and the Caribbean.
Increasing Women in Neuroscience (IWiN)
Our Department Chair Training to Increase Diversity is committed to promoting greater diversity and representation of women, minorities, and young investigators in all our activities.
Diversity Events at Our Annual Meeting
Diversity Poster Session
For trainees to present their research and network with other scientists. Past participants were sponsored by NSP, the Summer Program in Neuroscience, Ethics & Survival (SPINES), and others. Email email@example.com to learn more.
International Fellows Poster Session
Meet the next generation of leading young investigators and network with peers from around the world. Trainees are sponsored by LATP, the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO), and others. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Connect to other organizations that foster diversity through unique opportunities.
- Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)
- Enhancing Neuroscience Diversity through Undergraduate Research Education Experiences (ENDURE)
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
- NINDS Diversity Policies & Resources
- Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
- SPARK Society
- Summer Program in Neuroscience, Ethics & Survival (SPINES)
- Black in Neuro
Join the National Research Mentoring Network
Gain access to:
- Free virtual mentorship
- Grant-writing coaching groups
- Mentorship training
- Additional professional development programs