Hunter College, New York University, Brown University, University of Michigan, and Vanderbilt University recognize that increasing the number of highly qualified neuroscientists from diverse backgrounds is integral to their futures as academic and research institutions. A partnership between these institutions aims to develop a neuroscience training program that will prepare students from diverse backgrounds to enter into and succeed in PhD programs in the neurosciences.
The Gender Equity Project, partially funded by an NSF Advance Institutional Transformation Award, has the mission of promoting equity and excellence at Hunter College.
The MARC and MBRS Programs at Hunter College are supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and are intended to encourage talented undergraduate minority students to pursue a career in research and science. Students in both programs receive a scholarship and financial support for conducting research throughout the academic year in a Hunter College laboratory.
The MMUF Program aims to rectify the problem of the under-representation of Blacks, Latinos, and Native Americans in the faculties of this country's colleges and universities.
SNRP strives to augment and strengthen the research capabilities of faculty, students, and fellows at minority institutions by supporting the development of new, and/or the enhancement of ongoing, basic neuroscience research projects and programs.
Welfare Rights Initiative (WRI) is a grassroots student activist and community leadership training organization which trains and supports students who have firsthand experience of poverty to effectively promote access to education for all. WRI exemplifies a democratic and inclusive process in its work to create systemic changes that lead to economic stability, empowerment and dignity for all families.