Last Updated

22 Oct 2019

Call For The Keystone Symposia Fellows Program

The Keystone Symposia Fellows Program is a unique professional advancement opportunity for early-career scientists from diverse backgrounds. 

The Fellows Program aims to give early-career scientists from underrepresented racial (UR) and other disadvantaged backgrounds the support and skills they need to successfully pursue leadership and decision-making roles in academic, industry and government research sectors. This one-year program is designed around key programmatic elements to enhance confidence, leadership skills, networking opportunities, and visibility of fellows within the biological and biomedical research community. Fellows will learn from career-development workshops and hands-on immersion experience, working directly with eminent scientists from our Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) to pursue their career goals.

Applications must be from populations that have been shown to be underrepresented in biomedical research, such as:

  • Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Groups
    • African American/Black
    • Hispanic/Latino
    • Native American/Alaska Native
    • Hawaiian Native and natives of the U.S. Pacific Islands
  • Individuals with disabilities
    • Defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, as described in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
  • Individuals from disadvantaged/underserved backgrounds
    • Individuals from an economically disadvantaged background
    • First-generation college graduates
    • Individuals from challenging social, cultural or educational background
  • Women in the Biomedical Workforce
  • Individuals with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion efforts in the scientific community

Application deadline is October 31, 2019.

Read more and apply here.