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Rising Stars in Neuroscience

Rising Stars in Neuroscience Symposium 2022

Presented by the University of Utah Department of Neurobiology

See the 2022 Rising Stars Symposium flyer.

The Rising Stars in Neuroscience Symposium seeks to provide career development and mentorship for exceptional late-stage graduate students in neuroscience, with a strong focus on spotlighting scientists from under-represented groups.

Rising Stars in Neuroscience Symposium 2022 Flyer

Selected applicants will receive:

  • An invitation to present their research at a two-day symposium at the University of Utah.

  • Scientific-communication training through a multi-stage workshop led by renowned sci-comm experts.

  • One-on-one mentorship with Utah faculty.

  • Invited speakers who join a lab for their postdoctoral research in the Dept. of Neurobiology at the University of Utah will receive the Rising Stars in Neuroscience Postdoctoral Award ($5,000).


Participation is limited to pre-doctoral trainees who, at the application deadline, have completed a minimum of 3 years of their doctoral training on a neuroscience-related program. Competitive applicants will have demonstrated strong scientific merit and a commitment towards advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in science.

For more information on applying please click here.

Workshop and Symposium Details

Sci-Comms Workshop:
April and May 2022 (dates TBD)

Hosted Virtually in April and In-Person in May

  • Small group modules led by renowned sci-comms experts focusing on skills for scientific elevator pitches, academic lectures, poster design, and presentation and figure design; Follow-up meeting with faculty mentor.

Invited Lecture Symposium:
May 2022

Hosted at the University of Utah pending Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Please See: The 2021 Selected Rising Stars In Neuroscience

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