As an integral component of the overall BRAINS program, participants will be invited to attend a four-day symposium at IslandWood Conference Center on beautiful Bainbridge Island. Away from everyday distractions, participants will engage with a variety of professionals from the neuroscience fields, including a cohort of 24-28 peers and 12-15 senior scientists. In addition, several experienced professionals will host an array of workshops designed to meet the unique needs of underrepresented, early-career scientists in neuroscience-related fields. For a list of confirmed panelists and facilitors, please click here. These Symposium activities will lay the foundation for deeper and ongoing support through the two-year BRAINS program, including the Mentoring Circles and Continuous Career Invention components.
The next BRAINS Symposium will take place September 25-28, 2014. We will accept applications from January 15 - February 28, 2014. Please visit the Symposium Application page to access the application and directions.
Highlights of the symposium include the following:
- Engagement with a cohort of 24-28 peers in neuroscience-related fields: Each symposium includes a cohort of 24-28 early-careerscientists. Participants will be surrounded by other underrepresented peer scientists who have invested in their neuroscience careers.
- Mentorship and networking with senior scientists: Each symposium will include a group of 12-15 senior scientists to offer both formal and informal opportunities for mentorship and networking, including diverse perspectives on developing successful scientific careers. For a list of confirmed panelists and facilitators, please click here.
- Professional development workshop sessions: Numerous workshops and panels that center around early academic career development, including topics such as teaching, proposal writing and funding, mentoring, and tenure proposals.