Applications for the 2024 Cohort have now closed.

Applicants can expect to hear back from us regarding a decision in April.

What is MiNDS?

The Mid-Atlantic Neuroscience Diversity Scholars (MiNDS) program, administered through Temple University in partnership with Drexel University, Lincoln University, Howard University, University of Maryland College Park, and University of Maryland School of Medicine, aims to bolster the number of underrepresented minority (URM) students within the neuroscience academic pipeline and build a foundation for URM students to succeed in graduate school and beyond.

Who Should Apply?

Are you an undergraduate student at Lincoln University, Temple University, Howard University, or University of Maryland College Park? Are you a member of a group traditionally underrepresented in the sciences? Are you interested in engaging in neuroscience research with the ultimate goal of applying a PhD program in a neuroscience-related area? We will recruit 9 scholars per year; 3 each from Lincoln University, Temple University, Howard University, and University of Maryland College Park.

The Program

  • Two year program beginning in the summer
  • Conduct neuroscience research during the academic year at your home institution or through remote research opportunities at partner institutions
  • Engage in immersive summer research experiences at top tier research institutions
  • Develop relationships with multiple faculty mentors to guide you in both research and professional development
  • Create student-driven activities that highlight awareness about the importance of diversity in neuroscience, fosters inclusion and representation in academic spaces, as well as increasing knowledge about neuroscience to the lay public
  • Attend national conferences
  • Earn a monthly research stipend

Learn more about the MiNDS Training Program

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