The Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute at Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) is pleased to announce the BMRI Summer Diversity Scholar Program. The BMRI Summer Scholar is a new opportunity for promising young scientists residing in the New York City area and provides awardees an 8-week long paid internship at a world-renowned research facility with leaders in neurodegeneration research. Individuals will receive one-on-one training with a researcher in one of the BMRI/Neuroscience Graduate Program laboratories, develop a research idea and plan, learn scientific methods, and produce their own data. They will also be included in workshops and seminars sponsored by WCM’s Office of Diversity. At the end of the internship, BMRI diversity scholars will present their findings in a virtual research seminar. With in-person interactions minimized and adhering to COVID-19 guidelines, the summer program is planned to be held virtually.
Applicants should be currently pursuing a college-level degree. A science-related major (e.g. biology, chemistry, math, engineering, etc.) is not required; non-science majors should discuss their science-related interests in their personal statement.
Commitment to an 8-week long, summer internship in one of the BMRI labs (https://brainandmind.weill.cornell.edu/faculty-research-0).
Identify as coming from an underrepresented background (Underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and/or individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, as defined by NIH guidelines: https://extramural-diversity.nih.gov/diversity-matters/get-the-facts).
Strong motivation to pursue a doctoral degree and/or career in scientific research or a science-related field.
• Personal statement (1000 words maximum) describing the applicant’s interest in science. We encourage applicants to include:
Completed applications should be submitted at https://weillcornell.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_80RRRaNP7vSZP5I.
Letters of reference should be submitted separately to WCMNeuroScholar@gmail.com.