This workshop aims to increase diversity among faculty members in the life sciences and biomedical sciences by providing mentorship and leadership development opportunities for young scientists and a forum for learning about challenges faced by scientists of diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds. The Rockefeller University will host a group of select postdoctoral fellows for a two-day campus visit where they will i) present in a symposium and receive feedback and mentorship on seminar presentation, ii) learn about the basics of a successful ‘chalk talk’ presentation, and iii) participate in panel discussions focused on the tenure-track faculty application and search process, and strategies for starting an independent lab. Selected participants will interact and connect with Rockefeller University faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and students, providing a mechanism to enhance their future research support network.
Applications are sought from postdoctoral researchers who are working in U.S. academic institutions. Scholars from underrepresented groups in the biomedical sciences are strongly encouraged to apply, including, but not limited to, students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Participants will be selected based on the excellence of their past scientific contributions and future research vision and a brief personal statement highlighting how their experiences have shaped their scientific trajectory.