Diversity Policies & Resources

Diversity Policies & Resources

Find information on policies, resources, past and upcoming eventsmentoring, and professional societies related to diversity. To learn about programs to enhance diversity in the neuroscience workforce, go to the NINDS Diversity Awards page.


Information on NIH and NINDS policies around diversity and representation.

Past Events

Information on past events related to diversity at NINDS.


  • Building Up the Nerve - A podcast from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for neuroscience trainees. Season 1 that takes you through the life cycle of a grant from idea to award at NINDS; season 2 covers the different sections of fellowship and career development awards.


Professional Conferences

Venues for professional development activities, scientific presentations and networking opportunities with peers, faculty and academic biomedical research institutions.

Resources and Tools

Resources across NIH and the federal government around diversity

Current data on representation of different groups in the U.S. scientific workforce.

Information on the trans-NIH “Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce” program.

Access the 2012 “Diversity in the Biomedical Research Workforce Working Group Report.”

Information about how NIH promotes a diverse scientific research workforce.

The Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity (COSWD) leads NIH’s effort to diversify the national scientific workforce and expand recruitment and retention.