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Funding News - Applications Sought for Career Development Awards to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research

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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) invites applications for career development awards to promote diversity in neuroscience research.*
The objective of these awards is to increase the representation of racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds in the neuroscience research workforce. To achieve this objective, the awards will support intensive, supervised research career development experiences for underrepresented career neuroscientists that will provide them with the skills necessary to develop competitively funded and independent research programs.
Eligible organizations include domestic for-profit or non-profit organizations, public or private institutions such as universities, colleges, hospitals, and medical, dental, or nursing schools or other institutions of higher education involved in neurological research. Eligible principal investigators include those individuals making the transition to an independent scientific career at the senior postdoctoral and junior faculty stages and who come from groups that are underrepresented in neuroscience research. Such candidates include individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. There is no limit to the number of applications that an institution may submit.
For more information, potential applicants should contact Dr. Alfred Gordon, Associate Director for Minority Health and Research, NINDS, Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 2151, Bethesda, MD 20892; telephone: 301-496-3102; fax: 301-594-5929; e-mail:

*For a more detailed description of this program announcement, please visit the NIH web site at: