The Neuroscience Scholars Program (NSP) is a two-year online training program open to underrepresented graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. NSP provides resources focused on career advancement, the research process, and cutting-edge scientific content.

Up to 16 applicants will be selected for the NSP Fellows Program. Highlights include:

  • Two years of complimentary SfN membership
  • Travel award to attend the SfN annual meeting each fall during the two-year program
  • Up to $1,500 in enrichment funds to support allowed professional development activities
  • A mentoring team consisting of a senior mentor and a member of the Neuroscience Scholars Program Subcommittee. The team will discuss a fellow’s research, career plans, and overall experience.


Applicants must be:

  • Citizens or permanent residents of the United States
  • Enrolled in a graduate degree-granting program or postdoctoral fellowship
  • Candidates must be from a group recognized as underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences, including:
    • Blacks or African Americans
    • Hispanics or Latinos
    • American Indians or Alaska Natives
    • Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders
    • Individuals with disabilities, defined as physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities
    • Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, defined as those who meet two or more of the criteria defined in the┬áNotice of NIH’s Interest in Diversity.

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