Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At the core of the Neuroscience Graduate Progam, is the belief that the success of our program is greatly attributed to the diversity of our students and faculty. This diversity creates a wider scope of vision and depth of experience to the program. Our program has been enriched by students and faculty from all over the world, from different socio-economic backgrounds, from different cultures, religions and beliefs. It is our fundamental belief that diversity, equity and inclusion, makes us better in mentoring our students, and preparing our graduates for successful career paths. We have several programs specific to enhancing and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Find a listing and application information here. 

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. Applications will be available in April, 2019.

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).

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)

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

Summer Research Opportunities:

Information here

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 under-represented groups. 

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.

Additional DEI Resources


National Research Mentoring Network

Center for the Imporvement of Mentored Experiences in Research