Diversity Policies & Resources

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Find information on policies, resources, past and upcoming events, mentoring, and professional societies related to diversity. To learn about programs to enhance diversity in the neuroscience workforce, visit the NINDS Diversity Awards page.


Information on NIH and NINDS policies around diversity and representation.

Past Events

Information on past events related to diversity at NINDS.


  • Building Up the Nerve - A podcast from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for neuroscience trainees. Season 1 that takes you through the life cycle of a grant from idea to award at NINDS; season 2 covers the different sections of fellowship and career development awards.


Professional Conferences

Venues for professional development activities, scientific presentations and networking opportunities with peers, faculty and academic biomedical research institutions.


Resources and Tools


Michelle Jones-London, PhD | Chief, Office of Programs to Enhance Neuroscience Workforce Diversity

Marguerite Matthews, Ph.D. | Program Director

Lauren Ullrich, Ph.D. | Program Director

News & Events

Join NINDS Diversity News to Use listserv to stay up-to-date on NINDS Diversity Policies & Resources

Strengthening a Neural Network: Pathways for Institutional Change Regarding Diversity and Inclusion
April 29 - 30, 2019


Building Up the Nerve is a podcast  for neuroscience trainees that takes you through the life cycle of a grant from idea to award. 


Related Topics 

Diversity Resources
Resources across NIH and the federal government around diversity

National Science Foundation Statistics
Current data on representation of different groups in the U.S. scientific workforce.

Information on the trans-NIH “Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce” program.

Access the 2012 “Diversity in the Biomedical Research Workforce Working Group Report.”

Information about how NIH promotes a diverse scientific research workforce.

The Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity (COSWD) leads NIH’s effort to diversify the national scientific workforce and expand recruitment and retention.

Mentoring Resources
"Mentor: Someone whose hindsight can become your foresight”

NRMNet – Mentoring to Diversify the Biomedical Workforce

AAMC: Minorities in Medicine

Biomedical Faces of Science

Introduction to Mentoring: A Guide for Mentors and Mentees

Keystone Diversity in Life Science Program

The Leadership Alliance

Mentoring: Key to Building the Pipeline of Addiction Researchers

Minority Serving Institutions

Resources to Minority Serving Institution lists. Note these lists are not maintained or affiliated with NIH/NINDS.