Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25) Programs

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On this page, find information about the funded Advancing Diversity R25s. Programs with national recruitment are indicated. Please see each program's website for the most up-to-date information.

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Readying for Burgeoning Research for American Indian Neuroscientists (URBrain)
University of Arizona
PI(s): Kathleen Rodgers; Roberta Eileen Brinton; Demetra Skaltsas
A culturally aware and community oriented cooperative training program between Diné College and the University of Arizona.
Participants: Undergraduates 

Workforce Inclusion in Neuroscience Through Undergraduate Research Experience (WINURE)
Arizona State University-Tempe Campus
Ramon Velazquez
A program to provide undergraduate students with mentored research experience and other educational activities that will prepare them for neuroscience careers.
Participants: Undergraduates 

UC Davis Advancing Diversity in the Neuroscience Research (ADNR) Program
University of California at Davis
PI(s): Martin Usrey
A comprehensive program of research education activities for undergraduates and mentorship development opportunities for neuroscience graduate students.
Participants: Undergraduates

Broadening Research Achievement in Neurosciences (BRAiN) for a Diverse Workforce
University of California-Irvine
PI(s): Luis Mota-Bravo; Marlene De La Cruz; Marcelo Andres Wood
The BRAiN program provides academic preparation and mentorship as apprentice-scientists in UCI laboratories to gain laboratory skills and research experience.
Participants: Undergraduates

The BS/MS Program in Neuroscience at the Atlanta University Consortium
Morehouse School of Medicine
PI(s): Morris Benveniste
The Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Neuroscience program is designed to expose undergraduates in the Atlanta University Consortium to the rich world of neuroscience research early in their academic journey.
Participants: Undergraduates

The Johns Hopkins Neuroscience Scholars Program (JHNSP)
Johns Hopkins University
PI(s): Amanda Brown
This program will provide high quality research opportunities, mentoring, structured skills development workshops, and leadership and professional development training to advance the careers of trainees.
Participants: Undergraduates (national recruitment)

Undergraduate and Above Programs

Neuroscience Experience and Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (NEUROP)
Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis
PI(s): Theodore Cummins; Anthony Baucum; Stephen Lee Boehm; Tabitha Hardy
This program is designed to expand the exposure of undergraduates to neuroscience research, and to enhance the exposure of graduate students to cutting- edge research methodologies and professional skills training.
Participants: Undergraduates and doctoral students

Increasing URM Diversity: Targeting Transitions in the Neuroscience Education Continuum
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
PI(s): Audrey Seasholtz
This program targets specific challenges in four transitions along the neuroscience education and career continuum: 1) transition from undergraduate institution to graduate institution; 2) transition into graduate school; 3) transition through graduate studies towards PhD and 4) Transition to post-doctoral studies or other neuroscience related careers.
Participants: Undergraduates and doctoral students

University of Chicago Neuroscience Early Stage Scientist Training Program
University of Chicago
PI(s): Nancy Schwartz; Peggy Mason
NESSTP provides exposure to research and training experiences in neuroscience for undergraduate students; career and professional development opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral fellows; and cross-level mentoring.
Participants: Undergraduates, doctoral students, and postdoctoral fellows

Doctoral Programs

UAB Neuroscience Roadmap Scholars Program
University of Alabama at Birmingham
PI(s): Farah Lubin
The Neuroscience Roadmap Scholars Program is meant to enhance and support the graduate experience, and the scholars' respective graduate program, throughout the span of their PhD studies.
Participants: Doctoral students

Diversity MATTERS in Neuroscience Training
University of Georgia
PI(s): James Lauderdale; Julie Coffield
This program is designed to complement a student’s rigorous graduate training in the biomedical sciences while also providing specialized institutional support through enhanced personal mentoring, professional development training, extracurricular community building opportunities, and stewardship via our qualitative analysis research team.
Participants: Doctoral students

Diverse Neuroscientists: Doctoral Training Series (DeNDriTeS)
New York University School of Medicine
PI(s): Moses Chao; Heather McKellar
This program provides advanced predoctoral students with professional development workshops and networking events to facilitate their transition into future research positions.
Participants: Doctoral students

NeuroGRAD@UPR- Neuroscience Graduate, Resilience, Affirmation and Diversity Program at the University of Puerto Rico
University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras
PI(s): Carmen Maldonado-Vlaar
The NeuroGRAD program will provide students in six doctoral programs in two different campuses of the UPR with resources to be able to expand his/her research project, mentorship, and networking.
Participants: Doctoral students

Doctoral and Above Programs

Pathways to Neurosciences
Stanford University
PI(s): Marion Buckwalter; Miriam Goodman
The Pathways to Neurosciences program aims to foster belonging, excellence, and leadership in the next generation of neuroscience trainees through a mentorship and leadership training program.
Participants: Doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars  

Neuroscience Scholars Program (NSP): Preparing the Next Generation of Neuroscience Leaders
Society for Neuroscience

PI(s): Eduardo Rosa-Molinar; Gina Poe
The Neuroscience Scholars Program (NSP) is a two-year online training program open to diverse graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Building on a 40 year history, NSP provides resources focused on career advancement issues, the research process, and cutting-edge scientific content.

Participants: Doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars (national recruitment)

A Longitudinal Mentoring Approach to Increase Diversity Among Researchers of Neurological Disorders
University of Minnesota (Diversifying CNS)
PI(s): Robert Meisel; Paul Mermelstein
The goal of this program is to provide participants with professional tools needed to be successful, so these individuals become the future leaders in the neuroscience field. It will provide professional development, mentorship, research enhancement, and networking.
Participants: Doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars, faculty (national recruitment)

Postdoctoral and Faculty Programs

San Diego Leading the Advancement of Underrepresented Neuroscientists for Change (LAUNCH) Program
University of California, San Diego
PI(s): Joann Trejo; Vivian Reznik
The goal of the program is to provide strong mentorship, professional development, and research training to improve the long-term success of early career faculty and transitioning postdoctoral scholars.
Participants: Faculty and postdoctoral scholars (national recruitment)

Training in Research for Academic Neurologists to Sustain Careers and Enhance the Numbers of Diverse Scholars (TRANSCENDS)
American Academy of Neurology, Medical University of South Carolina, San Francisco VA Health Care System
PI(s): Bruce Ovbiagele
This program is designed to train promising early-career neurologists to conduct high-quality neurologic research and achieve a successful academic career. 
Participants: Clinician-scientist faculty, post-residency fellows, postdoctoral scholars (national recruitment)

Advancing the Research Careers of Women and PEERs in Brain Science
Brown University
PI(s): Diane Lipscombe; Carlos Aizenman
This program provides 1) structured mentorship, 2) professional and quantitative skills development, and 3) supported research experiences for retention and advancement in neuroscience research.
Participants: Postdoctoral scholars and faculty

BRAINS: Broadening the Representation of Academic Investigators in NeuroSciences - A national program to increase the advancement of neuroscience researchers from diverse backgrounds
University of Washington
PI(s): Sheri Mizumori
BRAINS uses a unique cohort-based professional development approach to explicitly address the inclusion, retention, and advancement of early career (post Ph.D. and pre-tenure) neuroscientists.
Participants: Postdoctoral scholars and faculty (national recruitment)

Mentoring Institute for Neuroscience Diversity Scholars (MINDS)
City College of New York
PI(s): Gonzalo Torres

The MINDS program focuses on an intensive & individualized program that offers mentoring, professional development (including grant writing support), enrichment opportunities, and networking.
Participants: Postdoctoral scholars and faculty (national recruitment)