Resources for All Members

  • Brilliant and Beautiful Foundation

    The Brilliant and Beautiful Foundation (BBF) supports the aspirations of women in scientific research and scientific enterprise. The mission is to provide educational support, leadership, and opportunities for women pursuing careers in science.

  • Academy Health: Advancing Research, Policy and Practice

    AcademyHealth is a leading national organization serving the fields of health services and policy research and the professionals who produce and use this important work. Together with our members, we offer programs and services that support the development and use of rigorous, relevant and timely evidence to increase the quality, accessibility, and value of health care, to reduce disparities,...

  • Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate

    A primary component of all AGEP projects is significant capacity building with respect to administrative infrastructure. More specifically, the successful and effective implementation of strategies to coordinate innovative graduate education activities across multiple departments at participating institutions and across multiple partnering institutions requires the establishment of new...

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science

     established, in 2004, the Center for Advancing Science & Engineering Capacity ("Capacity Center"). The problem of underrepresentation, potentially exacerbated by the demographics of the student population, creates common bonds across disciplines and sectors. The AAAS Capacity Center seeks to reinforce those bonds. As a human resource development consulting service, it...

  • American Association of University Women

    American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a nationwide network of more than 100,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches, and 600 college/university institution partners. For 130 years, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. Our commitment to our mission is reflected in all aspects of our...

  • American Medical Women's Association

    AMWA membership is comprised of physicians, residents, medical students, and health care professionals.  AMWA is the only multispecialty organization dedicated to advancing women in medicine and improving women's health.

  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

    It is the mission of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Minority Affairs Committee to increase cultural diversity in the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology by increasing participation, visibility and status of minorities within ASBMB.

  • American Society of Cell Biology

    In addition to its presence at the annual meeting, Women in Cell Biology (WICB) is also poised year-round to provide career support and advice. We respond to reports of discriminatory practices, offer a speaker referral service to help program organizers identify women speakers, and produce monthly columns for the American Society of Cell Biology (ASCB) Newsletter. Perusal of these columns...

  • Annual Biomedical Research Conferences for Minority Students

    ABRCMS is the largest, professional conference for biomedical and behavioral students, including mathematics, attracting approximately 3,300 individuals, including 1,700 undergraduate students, 400 graduate students and postdoctoral scientists and 1200 faculty, program directors and administrators. Students come from over 350 U.S. colleges and universities. During the four-day conference, over...

  • Association for Women in Mathematics

    The purpose of the Association for Women in Mathematics is to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences.

  • Association for Women in Science

    For nearly 40 years, the Association for Women in Science has fought for equity and career advancement for women – from the bench to the board room.
    We unite women through our nationwide network of chapters and partnerships with aligned professional organizations.
    Our success is dependent upon the diversity of our members, our corporate and institutional partners and our...

  • Association of American Indian Physicians

    The Association of American Indian Physicians maintains its headquarters in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; however, educational forums, workshops and conferences are hosted throughout the year in different regions of the United States.

  • Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

    The AAMC serves and leads the academic medicine community.  Description of diversity and inclusion initiatives includes a certificate program, a career development seminar and an advisory panel on health equity.

  • Association of Black Cardiologists

    Founded in 1974, the Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc., (ABC) is a nonprofit organization with an international membership of 2,500 health professionals, lay members of the community (Community Health Advocates), corporate members, and institutional members. The ABC is dedicated to eliminating the disparities related to cardiovascular disease in all people of color. Today, the ABC's...

  • Association of Black Psychologists

    The Association of Black Psychologists sees its mission and destiny as the liberation of the African Mind, empowerment of the African Character, and enlivement and illumination of the African Spirit.

  • Biomedical Science Careers Program

    The Biomedical Science Careers Program, Inc. provides students of every race, ethnic background, gender and financial status with encouragement, support and guidance needed for the successful pursuit of biomedical science and other science-related careers. We believe that the individual potential of each student should not be lost or ignored.

  • Black Girls Code

    Black Girls Code is an educational non-profit organization designed to increase the numbers of young women of color in the field of digital and computer technology by providing them with skills in computer programming, exposing them to role models in the technology space, and increasing their self-confidence to become tech creators and entrepreneurs. With the 2011 pilot program in San...

  • Black Women's Agenda

    Black Women’s Agenda (BWA) is devoted to advancing, securing, and protecting the rights of these women. Constantly, the women of BWA strive to acquire greater understanding and cooperation about issues that affect all women and their families, while searching for new knowledge and new conceptualizations about said problems. Through the establishment of social priorities (an agenda), BWA...

  • Diverse Jobs: The Higher Education Job Source

    The key to the achievement of this goal is knowledge and information about higher education. And when it comes to providing the information that underpins this, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education has been at the forefront for the past twenty years. Leaders from academe, industry and public policy have all come to rely on this award-winning news magazine to stay abreast of the trends and...

  • Diversity and Faculty Development Digest (DiFac)

    The Diversity and Faculty Development Digest (DiFac) is produced quarterly by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Diversity Policy and Programs. The digest highlights research funding opportunities, professional development opportunities, and the latest research and reports related to faculty professional development. In addition, relevant AAMC resources and opportunities, and...

  • Examples of Successful NIH Grant Proposals

    Check out this site for exceptional examples of NIH grant applications and summary statements.

  • FIC - Global Health Careers

    Interested in a career in global health research? Find out what positions exist and what qualifications you need to succeed courtesy of Fogarty International Center.

  • Girlstart

    Girlstart's mission is to empower girls in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Founded in Austin, Texas, in 1997, Girlstart is one of the few community-based informal education programs in the nation specifically dedicated to empowering and equipping K–12 girls in STEM

  • Grants and Funding Opportunities for Scientists

    List of funding opportunities compiled by Science Careers.

  • Great Science for Girls

    With funding from the National Science Foundation, the Educational Equity Center (EEC) at FHI 360 is leading a five year initiative to broaden and sustain girls' interest and persistence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM): Great Science for Girls: Extension Services for Gender Equity in Science through After School Programs (GSG). To reach a large national audience...

  • Harvard University Native American Program

    Our Mission is to bring together Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students and interested individuals from the Harvard community for the purpose of advancing the well-being of indigenous peoples through self-determination, academic achievement, and community service.

  • Howard Hughes Medical Insitute

    The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is a nonprofit medical research organization that ranks as one of the nation's largest philantrophies. HHMI plays a role in advancing biomedical research and science education in the United States.

  • INSIGHT into Diversity

    For over 35 years, INSIGHT Into Diversity (formerly Affirmative Action Register) has been connecting professionals with institutions and businesses that embrace a workforce that reflects our world. Created as a national recruitment publication, INSIGHT Into Diversity was originally intended to help employers comply with equal opportunity employment legislation.

  • Internships in Scientific Research or Medicine

    A list of internships compiled by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Information includes research internships in science or medicine offered nationwide for high school, undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate students. The compilation is organized by academic level and discipline and the programs are alphabetized according to the name of the sponsoring institution. For...

  • iPhDgirl

    Opinion and thought on the status of the early investigator in the scientific research workforce

  • JustGarciaHill

    JustGarciaHill  is committed to increasing the number of minorities entering science careers and to celebrating contributions to science by minority scientists.  With the JGH portal, we hope to provide a supportive environment that would stimulate underrepresented minorities to pursue and strengthen scientific output in the United States and improve the health and well being of...

  • L'Oreal - UNESCO For Women in Science Program

    Supporting women who move science forward

  • Masters In Data Science

    A resource for people interested in pursuing education and careers in the data science field. The site contains such useful resources as:
    - Comprehensive directory of Master's degree programs in data science (and interdisciplinary programs in related specialties) - because many schools are launching Data Science programs, this directory is updated weekly ...

  • Measuring Diversity: An Evaluation Guide for STEM Graduate Program Leaders

    With many U.S. universities working to recruit and support minority graduate students, the AAAS, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, has issued a new guide offering detailed advice and practical tools to help administrators evaluate the effectiveness of their efforts.

  • Medical School Diversity Officers

    This directory, organized by the AAMC, provides contact information of diversity officers at member medical colleges.

  • Million Women Mentors

    Million Women Mentors is an engagement campaign and national call to action that mobilizes corporations, government entities, non-profit and higher education groups, around the imperative of mentoring girls and young women in STEM fields
    Million Women Mentors will support the engagement of one million science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) mentors (male and female...

  • Minority Postdoc is a web portal on the minority postdoctoral experience especially in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines. They feature articles, resources, & events about career advice, professional development, jobs, funding, fellowships, mentoring, and diversity issues.

  • National Academy of Sciences Member Search

    An online directory providing general information about National Academy of Sciences members and foreign associates.

  • National Center for Earth Surface Dynamics

    The goal of NCED’s Diversity Initiative is to increase participation by underrepresented groups in NCED scientific disciplines until minority representation is continuously reflective of the US national population.

  • National Conference on Undergraduate Research

    The mission of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR®) is to promote undergraduate research scholarship and creative activity done in partnership with faculty or other mentors as a vital component of higher education.

  • National Higher Education Recruitment Consortium

    The Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) was founded in the spring of 2000 by colleges and universities in Northern California that were seeking ways to collaborate on addressing faculty and staff dual career and employment outreach challenges on their campuses. Visit their site to view recruitment resources, available jobs, and a unique tool that allows you to search for two jobs at...

  • National Hispanic Scientist Network for Drug Abuse

    Since its inception in 2001, the National Hispanic Science Network (NHSN), in partnership with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), has worked tirelessly to make significant advances in the field of drug abuse research.
    Aside from promoting interdisciplinary and translational research across a broad range of disciplines on a national and international front, NHSN has also set...

  • National Medical Association

    The NMA promotes the collective interests of physicians and patients of African descent.  This mission is carried out by serving as the collective voice of physicians of African descent and a leading force for parity in medicine, elimination of health disparities and promotion of optimal health.

  • National Postdoctoral Association: From Ph.D. to Professoriate

    Check out this new publication from the National Postdoctoral Association!

  • National Science Foundation

    National Science Foundation has a strong commitment to broadening participation ( Groups underrepresented in materials research include women, underrepresented minorities (African Americans, American Indians...

  • National Society for Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences

    MANRRS is a national society that welcomes membership of people of all racial and ethnic group participation in agricultural and related sciences careers. MANRRS members are encouraged to be full participants in other professional societies for their basic disciplinary and career interests. However, MANRRS attempts to provide networks to support professional development of minorities. It is a...

  • National Society of Black Engineers

    The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), with more than 29,900 members, is one of the largest student-governed organizations in the country. Founded in 1975, NSBE now includes more than 394 College, Pre-College, and Technical Professional/Alumni chapters in the United States and abroad. NSBE’s mission is "to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who...

  • NCCAM - Training Information

    National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine training information

  • NCI - Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program

    The NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program provides postdoctoral training opportunities in cancer prevention and control. The purpose of the program is to train individuals from a multiplicity of health sciences disciplines in the field of cancer prevention and control.

  • NCI - Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities

    The Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities is the National Cancer Institute's effort to reduce the unequal burden of cancer in our society.  The Center is committed to improving our understanding of the causes of disparities and reducing and eliminating them.  Find out more at the link below.

  • NEI - Training and Careers

    The National Eye Institute Intramural Training Program provides a number of research opportunities for students interested in a broad range of topics in ophthalmology and vision research.

  • NHGRI - Initiatives and Resources for Minority and Special Populations

    National Human Genome Research Institute's resources for special populations

  • NHLBI - Training and Careers

    National Heart Lung and Blood Institute's training information

  • NIA - Links Newsletter

    A twice-yearly, online newsletter of the NIA Work Group on Minority Aging and Health Disparities. Read about what drives leaders in aging and health disparities research, important findings from the field, highlights of NIA research and training opportunities, and more.

  • NIA - Minority Aging and Health Disparities

    National Institute on Aging's minority and health disparities initatives

  • NIAAA - Diversity and Health Disparites

    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism's diversity and health disparities programs

  • NIAID - Intramural NIAID Research Opportunites (INRO) Program

    INRO connects talented students from populations underrepresented in the biomedical sciences with training opportunities in immunology and infectious and allergic diseases at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). See if you are eligible for this opportunity and network with current trainees in a four-day, all-expenses-paid visit to NIAID. INRO 2013 will take place...

  • NIAID - Office of Special Populations and Research Training

    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases' Office of Special Populations and Research Training is an Institute focal point in three areas: research training, minority health, and women's health.

  • NIAMS - Career Development and Outreach Branch

    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases' Career Resource

  • NIBIB - Programs to Increase Diversity

    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering's programs to increase diversity

  • NICHD - Division of Special Populations

    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development's diversity programs

  • NIDA - Special Populations Office

    National Institute on Drug Abuse's Special Populations Office

  • NIDCD - Otolaryngology Research Fellow Program

    NIDCD's Otolaryngology Research Fellow Program provides research training for otolaryngologists who have completed their medical training. Fellows are encouraged to develop strong basic research skills under the mentorship of NIDCD scientists. Approximately 75 percent of the Fellows' time is devoted to research and 25 percent to clinical duties in the NIDCD Otolaryngology Consultation...

  • NIDCD - Your Research Career

    National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders summary of their training opportunities.

  • NIDCR - Careers and Training

    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research's career information

  • NIDCR - Research Training and Career Development Branch

    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research's Research Training and Career Development Branch oversees and coordinates the Institute's programs for extramural fellowships, training grants, career development awards, dental school curriculum development grants, NIH loan repayment awards and diversity supplements.  The overall purpose for all of these programs is to...

  • NIDDK - Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMRI)

    The Office of Minority Health Research Coordination of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) has established a communication network of current and potential biomedical research investigators and technical personnel interested in minority health research, including...

  • NIDDK - Office of Minority Health Research Coordination

    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases' Office of Minority Health Research Coordination help implements the institute’s strategic plan for health disparities and builds on the strong partnership with the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

  • NIDDK - Short Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP)

    The Short-Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP) is a federally funded program managed and supported by the Office of Minority Health Research Coordination (OMHRC) in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health. The overall goal of NIDDK's Short-Term Research Experience for Underrepresented...

  • NIEHS - Office of Science Education & Diversity

    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences' Office of Science Education & Diversity (OSED) coordinates local, state, and national outreach efforts designed to raise the awareness of students, teachers, parents, and scientists regarding the mission, research, and goals of the Institute. Additionally, OSED supports the Institute's diversity efforts to ensure the provision of...

  • NIGMS - Division of Training, Workforce Development and Diversity

    National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity (TWD) supports programs that foster research training and the development of a strong and diverse biomedical research workforce. The division funds research training, career development, diversity and capacity-building activities through a variety of programs at the undergraduate,...

  • NIGMS - Workshop for Postdocs Transitioning to Independent Positions

    This archived video of this workshop held March, 2010 provides good information on the professional transition to independent positions following the postdoctoral training.

  • NIH - Biomedical Workforce Working Group Report

    In June 2012, this working group of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director developed a model for a sustainable and diverse U.S. biomedical research workforce

  • NIH - Career Counseling for NIH Intramural Trainees

    Only NIH trainees/fellows are eligible to make Career Services appointments. You are an NIH trainee/fellow if you are a postdoctoral, clinical, or research fellow; a graduate student; a postbaccalaureate trainee (IRTA/CRTA, NIH Academy, UGSP); or a summer intern.

  • NIH - Clinical Center Grand Rounds Lecture Schedule

    Weekly lecture series from the NIH Clinical Center

  • NIH - Clinical Center Training

    Clinical Research Training from the NIH Clinical Center

  • NIH - Diversity in the Biomedical Research Workforce Working Group Report

    In June 2012, this working group of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director produced recommendations to the Director on ways to improve the retention of underrepresneted minorities, persons with disabilities, and persons from disadvantaged backgrounds throught the biomedical research career spectrum.

  • NIH - Earl Stadtman Investigator Search

    The National Institutes of Health, the U.S. government’s premier biomedical and behavioral research enterprise, is pleased to announce its fourth annual call for “NIH Earl Stadtman Investigators.”  Scientific discoveries from our intramural laboratories, with their extensive infrastructure and critical mass of expertise, have a crucial role in both maintaining America...

  • NIH - Early Career Reviewer Program

    The NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR) Early Career Reviewer (ECR) program was developed to
    1.  train qualified scientists without prior CSR review experience so that they may become effective reviewers,
    2.  help emerging researchers advance their careers by exposing them to peer review, and
    3.  enrich the existing pool of NIH reviewers by including...

  • NIH - Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce

    As one component of a broad, trans-NIH strategy to address the need to promote diversity in the biomedical research workforce, the Common Fund has established the “Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce” program. This program is envisioned as a national collaborative through which awardees institutions, in partnership with the NIH, will develop, implement, and evaluate...

  • NIH - Family Friendly Initiatives (Extramural)

    Being able to balance work and family life is important for everyone, including biomedical and behavioral researchers. Here are some of the ways in which NIH helps our grantee institutions foster family-friendly environments for the NIH-supported workforce

  • NIH - Guide to Choosing A Research Mentor

    A basic tutorial from the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education on choosing a research mentor.

  • NIH - Health Disparities Strategic Plan and Budget Fiscal Years 2009-2013

    is plan provides the blueprint for the ICs as they move forward with a wide range of programs and initiatives aimed at overcoming health disparities.

    For activities of each NIH Institute and Center supporting scientific workforce diversity, see the section starting on page 97.

  • NIH - Intramural Research Program

    The Intramural Research Program (IRP) is the internal research program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), known for its synergistic approach to biomedical science.

    With 1,200 Principal Investigators and more than 4,000 Postdoctoral Fellows conducting basic, translational, and clinical research, the IRP is the largest biomedical research institution on Earth.
    Its unique...

  • NIH - Intramural Research Reports

    Online, searchable database of NIH intramural research projects.  This resource could be utilized to identify a suitable research mentor or collaborator.

  • NIH - Intramural Training Contacts

    A list of intramural training contacts offered by the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education.

  • NIH - Jobs@NIH

    View career opportunities available from the National Institutes of Health

  • NIH - K Kiosk: Information about NIH Career Development Awards

    Learn everything you need to know about the K Awards to start gathering the skills needed to successfully apply for these career development mechanisms.

  • NIH - Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program

    The program supports a small number of exceptional clinical researchers in the early stages of their careers to promote their development to fully independent positions. Successful candidates are designated as Lasker Clinical Research Scholars.

  • NIH - National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

    The NCMHD envisions an America in which all populations will have an equal opportunity to live long, healthy and productive lives.

    The mission of NIMHD is to lead scientific research to improve minority health and eliminate health disparities. To accomplish this, NIMHD:

  • NIH - Office of Intramural Research Sourcebook

    Our Intramural Research Scientific Program described

  • NIH - Office of Intramural Training and Education

    This office's mission is to enhance the training experience of students and fellows on all the NIH campuses.  Search for Intramural training opportunities.

  • NIH - Office of Intramural Training and Education Events

    These archived videocasts from OITE provides excellent topics in career development and an opportunity to participate in our training events at your lesiure.

  • NIH - Research,Training and Scientific Resources

    NIH Central's handy list of resources for research and training.

  • NIH - Student Loan Repayment Program (Intramural)

    The LRPs may repay a maximum of $35,000 a year toward each participant's outstanding eligible educational debts. In return, participants must sign a contract agreeing to conduct appropriately qualified research activities as NIH employees for a minimum of two years for the AIDS and CR-LRPs, or three years for the General LRP. Participants may apply for additional one-year renewal contracts...

  • NIH - Undergraduate Scholarship Program

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers:
    ■Scholarship support
    ■Paid research training at the NIH during the summer
    ■Paid employment and...

  • NIH - Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series

    Weekly seminar series that highlight leading investigators from each NIH Institute or Center.

  • NIH - Women in Biomedical Careers

    The NIH Working Group on Women in Biomedical Careers is a trans-NIH effort to consider barriers for women in science and to develop innovative strategies to promote entry, recruitment, retention, and sustained advancement of women in biomedical and research careers. Under the leadership of NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins and Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) Acting Director Dr...

  • NIH - Women Scientist Advisors Committee

    Women constitute less than 20% of the senior investigators at NIH. This number has not risen significantly in the past 15 years despite the fact that 50% or more of U.S. Ph.Ds in the life sciences are awarded to women. The Women Scientist Advisors (WSAs) are the elected representatives of women from each IC whose function is to represent the interests of women scientists at the NIH. We aim to...

  • NIH Health Disparities Strategic Plan and Budget Fiscal Years 2009-2013

    For activities of each NIH Institute and Center to support scientific workforce diversity, see the section starting on page 97.

  • NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education Career Services

    The mission of OITE Career Services is to meet the career development needs of trainees across all Institutes and Centers at the NIH.
    Trainees have access to individual appointments to discuss:


  • NIH Postbac program

    The NIH Postbac IRTA program (CRTA, Cancer Research Training Award, in the National Cancer Institute) provides recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/pharmacy) school an opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time research at the NIH. Postbac IRTAs/CRTAs work side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in...

  • NIMH - Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health

    The NIMH Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health (ORDGMH) coordinates the Institute’s efforts to reduce mental health disparities both within and outside of the United States. The office’s combined focus on local and global mental health disparities reflects an understanding of how the rapid movements of populations, global economic relationships, and...

  • NINDS - Diversity in the Neuroscience Workforce

    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke diversity programs

  • NINR - Section on Child & Family Health & Health Disparities

    National Institute of Nursing Research's extramural program section focused on health disparities.

  • NLM - Changing the Face of Medicine

    Discover the many ways that women have influenced and enhanced the practice of medicine. The individuals featured here provide an intriguing glimpse of the broader community of women doctors who are making a difference. The National Library of Medicine is pleased to present this exhibition honoring the lives and accomplishments of these women in the hope of inspiring a new generation of...


    Check out the new NPA resource: From Ph.D. to Professoriate: The Role of the Institution in Fostering the Advancement of Postdoc Women. This resource book provides an overview of the obstacles many postdoc women face in continuing their academic careers and recommendations for how institutions can help to reduce these obstacles.
    The resource book is the product of...

  • Optimizing Mentoring Programs for Women of Color

    Over time, the number of racially/ethnically diverse women with mentors has grown. In the late 1990s, only one-third of diverse women reported having a mentor. With growth in the number of formal mentoring programs, more diverse women are being mentored—almost half in 2009.

  • PBS Kids SciGirls

    SciGirls is a new show for kids ages 8-12 that showcases bright, curious real tween girls putting science and engineering to work in their everyday lives. Each half-hour episode follows a different group of middle school girls, whose eagerness to find answers to their questions will inspire your children to explore the world around them and discover that science and technology are everywhere...

  • Physician-Scientist Workforce Implementation Committee: Request for Information

    On Friday October 10th, an RFI was released in the NIH Guide for comments on approaches to increase and better train physician-scientists in the biomedical workforce.  The RFI may be found at URL: Request for Information (RFI): Physician-Scientist Specific Grant Program to Facilitate the Transition From Training...

  • Research Eyes

    Opinion and thought on the status of the early investigator in the scientific research workforce

  • Resources for the Development of Early-Career Scientists

    Beginning scientists face a variety of challenges in launching their careers. These publications can help new investigators “make the right moves” and assist those who take on the important task of providing early-career researchers with scientific management training.


    SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of  Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science.

  • Science Careers

    Science Careers, a site hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, is a resource for scientists needing career or job search advice. You can also set up job searches on this site. A fantastic resource for all scientists.

  • Science Club for Girls

    Now in its seventeenth year, Science Club for Girls (SCFG) is a nonprofit organization with expertise in girls-specific programming in underserved communities. SCFG was recognized with one of six national MetLife AfterSchool Innovator Awards in Fall 2010 for the design and impact of our Science Clubs and CELLS program. We are also the recipient the Nonprofit of the Year award by Cambridge...

  • Science Puerto Rico

    Science Puerto Rico (CienciaPR) is a nonprofit organization composed of scientists, professionals, students and citizens committed to the promotion of science, research and science education in Puerto Rico.  The greatest resource is its CienciaPR extensive, diverse and committed network of members  and partners , which are united by a common passion and interest in science and Puerto...

  • Society for Neuroscience - Diversity in Neuroscience

    Society for Neuroscience (SFN) is committed to increasing diversity in neuroscience through education, training, and professional development among underrepresented minorities, as stated in the SfN's diversity strategy and professional development strategy.

  • Society of Behavioral Medicine

    The Society of Behavioral Medicine is a multidisciplinary organization of clinicians, educators, and scientists dedicated to promoting the study of the interactions of behavior with biology and the environment, and the application of that knowledge to improve the health and well being of individuals, families, communities and populations.  Here is a list of job opportunities.

  • Society of Black Academic Surgeons

    The Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS) was founded in 1989 against the backdrop of a paucity of African-American surgeons in academic medicine and the absence of an organized network of African-American surgeons to stimulate, mentor and inspire young surgeons and medical students to pursue academic careers. The Society’s annual meeting is designed to stimulate academic excellence...

  • Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America

    The Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America (SCBA) is a non-profit organization founded by a few prominent and enthusiastic bioscientists in 1984. Currently, SCBA has ~2,500 members from various universities, academies, medical institutions, industrial and biotechnology companies. Since its inception, 40 SCBA Chapters have been formed in US, Canada, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and...

  • Society of STEM Women of Color

    The Society of STEM Women of Color is a national group of minority women faculty that represent all academic STEM disciplines. For more information please visit:

  • The American Society for Cell Biology

    The Minorities Affairs Committee (MAC), one of the standing committees of the American Society for Cell Biology, has as its goal to significantly increase the involvement of underrepresented minority scientists in all aspects of the Society. To achieve this goal it recognizes the need to promote the professional development of and to recruit minority scientists. The relatively small size of...

  • The Gates Millennium Scholars Program

    The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. We provide Gates Millennium Scholars with personal and professional development through our leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career.

  • The National Higher Education Recruitment Consortium

    The Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) was founded in the spring of 2000 by colleges and universities in Northern California that were seeking ways to collaborate on addressing faculty and staff dual career and employment outreach challenges on their campuses.

    Visit their site to view recruitment resources, available jobs, and a unique tool that allows you to search for two...

  • The Tech Council of Maryland’s Career Opportunities Resources Center (CORE)

    The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM) is the largest technology trade association in the state with more than 500 members and representing 250,000 people in Maryland and the region. TCM has two major divisions: MdTech, which services the advanced technology community, and MdBio for the region's biotechnology community.
    TCM is the premier organization in the mid-Atlantic for providing...

  • The Urban Scientist

    DNLee is a biologist and she studies animal behavior, mammalogy, and ecology . She uses social media, informal experiential science experiences, and draws from hip hop culture to share science with general audiences, particularly under-served groups. Follow on Twitter @DNLee5.

  • UNCF/Merck Science Initiative

    UNCF/Merck Science Initiative brings together UNCF, The Merck Company Foundation and Merck Global Diversity Inclusion to offer 37 annual awards to outstanding African American students and postdoctoral researchers:
    •15 undergraduate scholarships
    •12 graduate dissertation fellowships
    •10 postdoctoral research fellowships

  • What is a biological technician? Keisha Hines-Harris, NIH scientist, explains

    Keisha Hines-Harris, a biological technician in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Intramural Research Program (IRP), discusses her work.

  • Women In Cell Biology Speaker Referral Service

    The Women in Cell Biology Committee (WICB) of the American Society of Cell Biology (ASCB) has generated a WICB Speaker Referral Service that includes a readily downloadable list of women scientists whose expertise is vetted by ASCB because they have won ASCB awards, given ASCB symposia talks or organized ASCB minisymposia.

  • Women of Color Fact Sheet from the Department of Labor

    The Women’s Bureau at the Department of Labor (DOL) is committed to reducing barriers that inhibit or prevent women from getting and keeping better jobs. To raise awareness about the uphill battle that many women of color face when trying to support themselves and their families, the DOL recently published fact sheets about the economic status of women of color. The fact sheets...

  • Women of Color Policy Network

    The Network conducts original research and collects data on women and communities of color. Research generated at the Network is used to create informed public policies at local, state and national levels.

  • Women of Color STEM Conference

    Women to Women Up Close and Personal
    Easily the most memorable event is the "Women to Women: Up Close and Personal” workshop where women from the executive ranks mentor up-and-coming women in candid discussions on topics that are only discussed in a hush around the water cooler. This workshop has changed the way many women view their role in the workplace and has helped many...

  • Women's Adventures in Science

    The Web site is a project of the National Academy of Sciences intended to showcase the accomplishments of contemporary women in science and to highlight for young people the varied and intriguing careers of some of today's most prominent scientists. The site draws from and accompanies the publication of a ten-volume series of biographies entitled Women's Adventures in...

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