IPMI Scholarship for Junior Scientists from Underrepresented Populations

 IPMI 2017 has obtained NIH funding that will provide scholarships to junior scientists from populations that are underrepresented in research.


The scholarship will include full registration fee (including conference accommodations and conference meals) for up to 16 eligible individuals. The awardees are responsible for their own travel expenses as well as any additional expenses. 


If you are eligible for an IPMI 2017 Underrepresented Populations scholarship (see below), please fill out the web form below. 

Deadline: March 24, Application phase has closed, no more applications are accepted.


You need to meet the following criteria to be eligible for this scholarship:

·      Be a junior researcher: Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, or other junior investigators (within 5 years of final degree).

·      Applicant has to be from an underrepresented population in the U.S. Biomedical, Clinical, Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (see also https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-15-053.html). In particular, this includes:

o   Women scientists, who have been shown to be underrepresented in doctorate-granting research institutions at senior faculty levels in most biomedical-relevant disciplines.

o   Individuals from racial and ethnic groups that have been shown by the National Science Foundation to be underrepresented in health-related sciences on a national basis. The following racial and ethnic groups have been shown to be underrepresented in biomedical research: Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders. 

o   Individuals with disabilities, who are defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, as described in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended. 

o   Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, defined as: 

§  Individuals who come from a family with an annual income below established low-income thresholds. 

§  Individuals who come from an educational environment such as that found in certain rural or inner-city environments that has demonstrably and directly inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to develop and participate in a research career.

·      Eligibility is not dependent on nationality and is not limited to researchers in US institutions.

·      Preference will be given to authors of IPMI’17 papers (first authors preferred), but authorship is not necessary for eligibility. 


 If you have any questions or concerns, please contact styner@unc.edu.