An inclusive community of neuroscientists

BRAINS participants join the program as early career neuroscientists - postdoctoral researchers, assistant professors, assistant research professors, and other pre-tenure level science positions. All participants identify themselves as members of at least one group that is marginalized in neuroscience (i.e., racial and ethnic marginalized groups and people with disabilities).

All eligible applicants are placed into one of the two BRAINS program pathways. The immersive Fellows Program prioritizes individuals who have not yet experienced sufficient community, access to mentors and networks, and/or professional development opportunities. The Affiliates Program serves all other eligible applicants who are seeking additional professional development and networks.


BRAINS Fellows Program – Includes participation in the National BRAINS Symposia, Peer Coaching Circles, and Cross-Cohort Symposia.


BRAINS Affiliates Program – Includes participation in BRAINS Affiliate Virtual Workshops and Peer Coaching Circles

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