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Rising Stars in Neuroscience

Rising Stars in Neuroscience Symposium 2023

Presented by the University of Utah Department of Neurobiology

Soon: the 2023 Rising Stars Symposium flyer.

The Rising Stars in Neuroscience Symposium seeks to provide career development and mentorship for exceptional 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 experts.

  • One-on-one mentorship with Utah faculty.

  • Invited speakers who join a lab for their postdoctoral research in the Dept. of Neurobiology at the University of Utah will receive the 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 in a neuroscience-related program. Competitive applicants will have demonstrated strong scientific merit and a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in science.

For more information on applying please click here.

Workshop and Symposium Details

Invited Lecture Symposium and Science Communication + Career Development Workshops:
May 21-24, 2023

Hosted at the University of Utah

Small group modules led by renowned sci-comms experts focusing on skills for scientific elevator pitches, academic lectures, poster design, and presentation and figure design; Follow-up meeting with a faculty mentor.

Please See: The 2022 Selected Rising Stars In Neuroscience
Please See: The 2021 Selected Rising Stars In Neuroscience

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