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The UNC Neuroscience Center seeks to enhance postdoctoral diversity by sponsoring interviews with potential faculty mentors. This travel award will follow the NIH guidelines for underrepresented groups at the postdoctoral level including: African Americans, American Indians and Alaska Natives, Hispanics (or LatinX), Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders.

Lab hosts of selected applicants will receive up to $1,000 to defray travel and accommodations to visit and interview with UNC Neuroscience faculty member(s).

To apply, send the following to Dr. Jay Brenman ( with the email header “UNC Neuroscience Diversity Travel Award”:

  1. Your CV (including email and phone contact info).
  2. List of 3 to 4 references with contact information.
  3. The names of one or more UNC neuroscience faculty that you are interested in working with (from the list of eligible faculty mentors, found here:
  4. Answer this question: Has a faculty member at UNC recommended you apply for this travel award?  If yes, please list the name of the faculty member so that we can specifically match you to this potential mentor.

This travel award is also designed to help identify individuals who could become competitive for the Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity ( This program has two main functions. The first function is to attract postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented groups to Carolina to prepare them for tenure-track faculty positions at the University of North Carolina and other research universities.  The second function is to serve as a means for enhancing faculty diversity within the University community. Scholars for the Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity are selected each year and are provided support for two years.

Recent Recipients                                                                                                                                                       

Gerónimo Velázquez-Hernandez   (Laboratory of Dr. Jose Rodríguez-Romaguera)