Are you interested in neurobiology, behavior and/or evolution?
Are you a member of an underrepresented group?
A virtual weekend-long informational, workshop, & networking event on the graduate school application process for students from underrepresented groups & diverse social identities.
Date: APRIL 10-11, 2021
The Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY welcomes members of underrepresented groups in STEM* interested in graduate school to apply to our Graduate School Diversity and Inclusion Weekend. Our department values building a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable community within neurobiology and behavioral research. Our goal for this event is to facilitate greater access to graduate school for individuals from underrepresented groups* and diverse social identities* with the use of skill building exercises and discussions of techniques for applying to graduate programs. Over the course of the weekend we will endeavor to provide resources to prepare diverse groups in their pursuit of graduate studies. This will include networking with scientists, workshopping application materials, and discussing the graduate school process. By making the graduate program application process more transparent, we aim to build a more inclusive environment that enhances our research and broadens representation in our current and future scientific community. We hope these actions will be a step towards improving the differential challenges underrepresented groups traditionally face. For those who have an interest in pursuing graduate studies within our field, we are excited to provide this opportunity to explore graduate school and engage in discussions with our faculty and graduate students about careers in science.
*Underrepresented groups in STEM including African American/Black, Latinx or Hispanic, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, South Asian, Southeast Asian, Middle Eastern, or Northern African; First-generation college students/graduates; Individuals from other underrepresented backgrounds that have posed significant challenges including those with disabilities, LGBTQIA, low-income, and individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
APPLY HERE by March 1, 2021, 11:59 PM (Eastern Time Zone)
The application form asks for: basic demographic information, education and work experience, academic interests, three short prompts (1500 characters each), and contact information for one reference (a teacher, advisor, or employer, for example) who will be asked to provide a letter that supports that the applicant is interested in scientific research, potentially pursuing a graduate degree, and would benefit from participating in this program. Upon submitting the application, the reference will be emailed a link to a form where they can submit their letter. Reference letters are due by the application deadline, so please plan accordingly.
For questions about the program or the application, please email us.