**Notice to 2020-21 LAUNCH Applicants**
Thank you for your interest in the UC San Diego LAUNCH Program. Your health and safety are top priorities for LAUNCH. Given the current situation with the novel coronavirus, we have committed to offering the 2021 Summer Institute virtually to protect the health of our participants, mentors, instructors and staff while maximizing the career success of the participants.
We continue to recruit our 2021-2022 Cohort. Extended deadline to apply is March 15, 2021.
Advancing the Diversity of Neuroscientists in the Biomedical Research Workforce
UC San Diego Leading the Advancement of Underrepresented Neuroscientists for Change (LAUNCH) program is only one of three national faculty programs sponsored by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). The goal of the program is to provide strong mentorship and professional skills and research training to improve the long-term success of early career faculty and transitioning postdoctoral scholars from groups underrepresented in the biomedical workforce, including women, persons with disabilities, underrepresented racial/ethnic minorities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Participants will choose one of three research tracks to be mentored and trained:
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias; Cellular, Developmental and Molecular Neuroscience; Computational and Systems Neuroscience.
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Application Deadline for the 2020-2021 LAUNCH Program:
March 15, 2021
Eligible candidates from across the country are encouraged to complete the application using the link below.
Apply for the 2020-2021 Launch program now