FASEB awarded $1.2 million grant to continue and expand diversity program

By | October 6, 2016

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has been awarded a $1.2 million Innovative Programs to Enhance Research Training (IPERT) grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. The funds will continue the support of the diversity outreach, professional development, and mentoring activities of the Federation’s Office of Sponsored Programs, Diversity and Grants Administration. The IPERT grant will provide $648,000 a year for two years.

“The IPERT funding will allow FASEB to expand our diversity program outreach and to continue our innovative mentoring and trainee development activities at FASEB member societies’ meetings as well as special short courses and workshops,” said Jacquelyn Roberts, program director of the IPERT grant. “It will help us build upon the accomplishments of the FASEB MARC Program’s successful activities and strengthen our diversity program partnerships in the NIH-funded National Research Mentoring Network consortium,” Roberts said.

Learn more about FASEB’s funded project, Diversity Resources for Enrichment, Access and Mentoring 2 (DREAM) online.

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