Rising Stars in Neuroscience Symposium
Presented by the University of Utah’s Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
The Rising Stars in Neuroscience Symposium seeks to provide career development and mentorship for outstanding late-stage graduate students in neuroscience, with a strong focus on spotlighting scientists from under-represented groups.
Selected applicants will receive:
An invitation to present their research at a two-day symposium at the University of Utah.
Scientific-communication training through a multi-stage workshop led by renowned sci-comm expert Dr. Brett Mensh, founder of Optimize Science.
One-on-one mentorship with Utah faculty.
Invited speakers will be eligible to apply for the University of Utah – Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy – Rising Stars in Neuroscience Postdoctoral Award ($5,000).
Participation is limited to pre-doctoral trainees who, at the application deadline, have completed a minimum of 3 years of their doctoral training on a neurosciencerelated project. Competitive applicants will have demonstrated strong scientific achievements and a commitment towards increasing diversity in science.
The Rising Stars in Neuroscience - Postdoctoral Award will be offered, following the symposium, to top ranked invited speakers that commit to postdoctoral training within a Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy lab at the University of Utah.
- Research statement: please describe your scientific interests and academic merit (1 page).
- Diversity statement: Please provide a statement of your commitment and contributions to the advancement of diversity and equity in science (1 page).
- Two letters of recommendation: please provide reference names and email contacts. Following the application deadline, reference letter writers will be contacted and they will have until January 22nd, 2021 to submit.
Applications must be submitted by December 15, 2020 to email@example.com.
We encourage advisors and students to suggest applicants. Please send recommendations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshop and Symposium Details
Sci-Comms Workshop: April 17 and 24, 2021
- One-hour lecture in sci-comms principles.
- Small group module focusing on developing scope and capturing attention.
- Optional follow-up meeting with faculty mentor.
Invited Lecture Symposium: May 19-20, 2021
Hosted at University of Utah pending Covid-19 travel restrictions.