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Funding News - Applications for Neuroscience Scholars Program Requested

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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) requests applications for the Neuroscience Scholars Program.*

The purpose of the program is to enable the grantee organization to provide research and related experiences for undergraduate, graduate and medical students, postdoctoral fellows, and other junior scientists from minority groups to broaden their skills and enhance their career development. This request for applications (RFA) will support innovative education programs that provide minority neuroscientists within scientific and/or professional societies and organizations with enhanced research and training activities to strengthen their career potential.

The education programs may include: travel awards to permit attendance at relevant national meetings and important seminars in their research area; travel awards for scholars to participate in brief research training and career development opportunities in the extramural neuroscience community; tuition and travel awards to summer workshops; development or enhancement of opportunities for students and young scientists to establish mentor relationships with prominent neuroscience investigators; visiting tours for graduate students from minority institutions to meet faculty at various institutions; leadership workshops; scientific retreats organized by and for students; rotations with journal publishers to gain insight into scientific publication processes at the editorial/review level; workshops to train mentors; cultural sensitivity training; and development of web-based mentoring tools.


For more information, potential applicants should contact Dr. Gayathri Jeyarasasingam, Program Director, Office of Minority Health and Research, NINDS, Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 2149, Bethesda, MD 20892; telephone: 301-496-3102; fax: 301-594-5929; e-mail:

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