Neuroscience Scholars Program Receives Continued Funding From NINDS
The Society for Neuroscience will receive funding from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke through July 2019 in support of its award-winning Neuroscience Scholars Program. NSP is a multidimensional training program designed to enhance career development and professional networking opportunities for underrepresented and diverse graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the field of neuroscience.
With the new grant, SfN is expanding the program to broaden its reach and impact and to enhance its service to the field. Each year up to 14 young scientists, known as NSP fellows, will receive intensive mentoring as well as annual travel awards and access to a wide range of professional development opportunities. In addition, all eligible applicants, as many as 135 in recent years, will be invited to serve as NSP associates, gaining access to live events and webinars, a rich library of educational resources, and an online diversity affinity group of NSP mentors for those seeking career connections and guidance over the course of a two-year program.
The Neuroscience Scholars Program builds on a 30-year commitment to diversity, consistently funded by NINDS. The program has served nearly 600 underrepresented minority scholars through its efforts to address barriers that prevent potential scientific contributors from pursuing advanced careers in science. In the coming years, SfN plans to build on this strong foundation in order to:
• Guide and support underrepresented neuroscience researchers as they progress in their research careers.
• Help those researchers to succeed as neuroscientists through online professional development opportunities.
• Motivate NSP alumni to stay engaged in neuroscience to garner long-term professional success.
For more information about the Neuroscience Scholars Program, visit SfN.org/NSP.
The Neuroscience Scholars Program is supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health under award number R25NS089462.