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Applications and Eligibility

Applications for the FY22 cohort are now closed. Thank you to all who expressed interest and applied.

The COSWD Office is optimistic that we will be able to support a second cohort in FY23 and in subsequent years should this proof of concept be successful. Please contact the 21CSP Program Staff if you would like to receive updates on future application cycles.

The FY22 eligibility requirements can be found below. Please note that these are subject to change for future offerings.

Participant Eligibility and Benefits

  • Hired in the NIH extramural research program within the past 3 years
  • Hold a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent
  • Have a position in the NIH extramural research program below that of Institute/Center/Division Director
  • Limit of 15 participants per program cohort

Benefits

  • Training/skills targeted at scientific workforce diversity issues
  • Personal mentoring
  • Financial support to attend meetings or enhance personal development
  • Integration into the NIH-wide DEIA network and exposure to other networks
  • Recognition throughout NIH for knowledge and commitment to advancing scientific workforce diversity

Mentor Eligibility and Benefits

  • Seasoned, experienced NIH scientific extramural staff
  • Five mentors will be chosen for the initial program cohort
  • Mentors will devote at least 2 hours per month to program activities

Benefits

  • Monthly meetings with an assigned pod of 3 participants exploring themes and real-life challenges to workforce diversity
  • Sharing of practical skills with mentees, such as negotiating formal and informal networks necessary to advance within extramural spaces
  • Financial support to attend meetings or enhance personal development
  • Recognition throughout NIH for willingness and ability to help build a larger community around scientific workforce diversity

Questions? Please contact the 21CSP Program Staff at COSWDevents@nih.gov.

 

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