2024 BRAINS cohort

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  • Funding Type:
    Professional Development Opportunities
  • Opportunity From:

    BRAINS (Broadening the Representation of Academic Investigators in NeuroScience)

Important Dates:

Application deadline
April 18, 2024

Opportunity Description:

BRAINS applications are now being accepted for the 2024 BRAINS (Broadening the Representation of Academic Investigators in NeuroScience) cohort! Applications will be accepted through 11 pm (PT) on April 18, 2024.  

BRAINS is an NINDS-funded, national program dedicated to advancing diversity and inclusion in neuroscience. BRAINS uses a unique cohort-based professional development approach to explicitly address the inclusion, retention, and advancement of early career neuroscientists from historically underrepresented and marginalized groups. The BRAINS experience positively impacts participants’ career trajectories, especially in academic neuroscience, and creates a perpetually empowering community. 

BRAINS participants are early career (pre-tenure) Ph.D. scientists in neuroscience-related fields who are members of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups or are individuals with disabilities. 2024 participants will join a community of around 180 neuroscientists who are thriving in their careers.


A 2022 participant described their BRAINS experience as follows: “Participating in BRAINS gave me a stronger identity as a neuroscientist… [BRAINS] prepared me for success in [my] transition, both in terms of professional development, but also in serving as a reminder that I do belong in academic neuroscience research.”


Learn more about the BRAINS program and access our application by visiting the BRAINS website (www.BRAINS.washington.edu). Feel free to send any questions you might have to brains@uw.edu

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