Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

NGP Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity Statement

At the core of the Neuroscience Graduate Program (NGP) is the belief that the scientific enterprise is inseparable from the commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).  Our success is greatly attributed to the diversity of our students and faculty, who provide a wider scope of vision and depth of experience to our program.  We commit to engender a diverse community that is accessible, safe, and inclusive.  This includes, but is not limited to, providing opportunity and access for all across differences of race, age, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, migratory status, disability/abilities, political affiliation, veteran status and socioeconomic background.  Bias in any form has no place in science or the Neuroscience Graduate Program.  We pledge to equally support the success of all community members, and we commit to respond with humility and transparency to all inquiries.  It is our fundamental belief that diversity, equity, and inclusion are an essential part of training on both the student and faculty level, and we strive to produce graduates that excel as both scientists and advocates.  





NGP DEI Task Forces

We approach the DEI mission through the work of the NGP DEI Committee and Task Forces.  Click below to learn more about the mission, membership, and initiatives of each NGP DEI Task Force:

Education Task Force
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Education Task Force Mission Statement (PDF)

Recruitment and Admissions Task Force
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Recruitment and Admissions Task Force Mission Statement (PDF)

Climate and Retention Task Force
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Climate and /retention Task Force Mission Statement (PDF)

Mentoring and Faculty Engagement Task Force
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Mentoring and Faculty Engagement Task Force Mission Statement (PDF)

Outreach and Activism Task Force
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Neuroscience Scholars Program

The Neuroscience Scholars Program is a three year fellowship that provides underrepresented and diverse trainees in neuroscience with an annual stipend for enrichment activities, travel support to the SfN Annual Meeting, mentoring opportunities and more.

Association of Multicultural Scientists

The Association of Multicultural Scientists (AMS) is a graduate student-run organization supported by the PIBS program to promote diversity within the graduate programs through the recruitment and retention of historically underrepresented groups.

FEMMES-Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering and the Sciences

FEMMES programs encourage girls to learn and explore their potential in science, technology, math and engineering (STEM).

Spectrum Center

The Spectrum Center at University of Michigan is a collaborative space in which all members of the university and local community are welcome. Through collaboration and partnership efforts, the Center supports students to thrive in a diverse society and globally. The center works toward enhancing the campus climate and support services for LGBTQ+ students, staff, and faculty at the university through education, advocacy, and community building.

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)

National Research Mentoring Network

SACNAS-Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science

Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER)

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