Neuroscience Scholars Program

Funding Agency:
Society for Neuroscience

The Neuroscience Scholars Program is a two-year training program open to underrepresented graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Building on the 30 year history of NSP, the program supports annual travel awards, mentoring, and the professional development of up to 15 candidates known as NSP Fellows.

In addition, all eligible applicants will be invited to become NSP Associates, including those selected as NSP Fellows. The extensive two-year training program provides live events and webinars, a rich library of educational resources, and an online diversity affinity group of NSP mentors and alumni for seeking career connections and guidance. Events, webinars, and resources will focus on career advancement issues, topics related to research process, and cutting edge scientific content.

Deadline: Feb. 18, 2021

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

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 Notice of NIH's Interest in Diversity.

Funding Type



African American
Grad/Prof Students
Minorities encouraged
Native American
Post Doctoral Fellows
Women of Color


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

February 18, 2021