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Broadening the Representation of Academic Investigators in NeuroScience (BRAINS) is a University of Washington-based program designed to accelerate and improve the career advancement of neuroscience postdoctoral scholars and assistant professors from underrepresented groups including certain race, ethnicity, and disability statuses groups.

Established in 2011, the BRAINS Program has two participant pathways: the Fellows Program and the Affiliates Program. Participants will gain a stronger sense of career self-efficacy through a combination of professional development activities, peer networks, coaching relationships, and career consultations over a two-year period. The long-term goal of BRAINS is to increase diversity in academic and scientific leadership in neuroscience-related fields.