Open: 17 February – 28 April 2023 |

SEE-Diversity is a privately funded program whose goal is to increase the successful transition to and retention of diverse, early career neuroscientists into academic positions. The program will provide diverse Ph.D. neuroscientists with long-term mentoring and professional enrichment, with a particular emphasis on assistance with preparation, submission and revision of career development and research grant applications to the NSF and NIH.

Announcing the third annual mentoring and career-enhancement program, SEE-Diversity (Scholarships to Enhance and Empower Diversity), for diverse early-career neuroscientists! The program begins with an intensive workshop to be held at the University of Chicago between August 27-31, 2023, to be followed with 6-10 months of individual career-development coaching. Eligible SEE-Diversity participants are early-career Ph.D. scientists in neuroscience-related fields who come from groups that are underrepresented in neuroscience, including racial and ethnic minorities and people with disabilities. “Early career” includes senior postdoctoral researchers, assistant professors, assistant research professors, and other pre-tenure level academic positions. Applicants must be currently resident in the US or Canada.

Applications for SEE-Diversity to Success will be accepted through April 28, 2023. 

About SEE-Diversity to Success

In the initial workshop, participants will form small grant-coaching groups, facilitated by a senior faculty member. These groups will meet in person during the workshop and then engage in virtual meetings for 6-10 months to revise and hone grant applications prior to submission. Therefore, applicants should be planning to submit a career development (e.g., NIH K or NSF Career Award) or research grant (e.g., NIH R or NSF standard) application within 6-10 months of the workshop. Other structured activities during the workshop will address issues that impact the persistence of diverse neuroscientists in academic careers, such as the perception that they do not belong in the scientific community, isolation and solo status, and negotiating institutions and tenure.

How to Apply for SEE-Diversity to Success

1. The application should include the following:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • One-page description of proposed grant application (Specific Aims page for NIH applicants; Project Summary for NSF applicants) including planned submission deadline
  • One-page personal statement describing your commitment to an academic career, your research area, availability of scientific advisors, and expectations of the workshop
  • Two letters of reference

2. Applications deadline: April 28, 2023.

3. Applications should be submitted online at the following link:

Please note you must log on/create an account to apply. A preview of the application form and required documentation can be viewed here.

Financial support for SEE-Diversity to Success

Significant financial support is available from IBRO, the American Psychological Foundation, the Burroughs-Wellcome Fund, and the Alzheimer’s Association for those accepted to the SEE- Diversity to Success workshop.

Application deadline:
April 28, 2023

Workshop dates and location:

August 27-31, 2023

University of Chicago, USA

Apply HERE (You must log on or create an account to apply)

For any queries, please contact Dr. Anne Etgen at