The NIH Blueprint initiative "Enhancing Neuroscience Diversity through Undergraduate Research Education Experiences (ENDURE)" https://neuroscienceblueprint.nih.gov/about/blueprint-facts aims to raise interest and opportunities in neuroscience research for individuals who are typically underrepresented in the field.
The goal is to provide such individuals with training at the undergraduate level, thereby preparing students to enter and successfully complete neuroscience Ph.D. programs. ENDURE will provide this undergraduate training through partnerships between research-intensive institutions and institutions with a substantial enrollment of neuroscience majors from diverse groups. This includes individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups; individuals with disabilities; and individuals from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
ENDURE undergraduate training programs will support a range of activities to increase student interest and involvement in the neurosciences, including research experiences, core and advanced neuroscience courses, seminars, and journal clubs.
LSUHSC-New Orleans Target Population : Louisiana residents who are rising sophomores and junior undergraduate students and interested in biomedical careers in the neurosciences.
***IMPORTANT: Programmatic start date is subject to change due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic.
Programmatic Summer Semester Dates: Tuesday, June 1, 2021 through Friday, August 6, 2021.
Programmatic Duration : Up to two summers at LSUHSC-New Orleans and throughout the academic school years at the home institution (fall and spring semesters)