Commitment to Diversity and Inclusive Excellence
In the Physiological Sciences Graduate Interdisciplinary Program, we believe a diversity of ideas, perspectives, and approaches is critical to the generation of new knowledge. We recognize that there are systemic barriers into the field of biomedical research for students and faculty from diverse backgrounds, and we strive to acknowlege and dismantle these barriers through conscious commitments to equity in our research community.
Recruiting Diverse Talent
The Physiological Sciences GIDP is committed to recruiting and retaining a talented, diverse student body and we regularly attend conferences to meet with students in-person, provide mentorship, and discuss our graduate opportunities:
- Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)
- Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
The Physiological Sciences recognized the importance of a diverse faculty and are actively seeking faculty membership from current UA faculty researchers from diverse backgrounds. Please contact us to learn how you can join our interdisciplinary program.
The University of Arizona Graduate College offer additional fuding opportunities to support students from diverse backgroungds including:
- Graduate Access Fellowship and Tuition Awards
- Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD)
- University of Arizona / Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership (UA/SIGP)
Doctoral students may be eligible for the American Physiological Society's Porter Physiology Development Fellowship.
- Award amount: $28,300 stipend
- Application deadline: January 15
- Who can apply: Graduate student members from underrepresented racial/ethnic minority backgrounds who are enrolled in a full-time program leading to a PhD. Advisor/PI must be an APS member in good standing at time of application.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Consortium (UROC)
Many Physiological Sciences GIDP faculty members participate as mentors in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Consortium (UROC) administered by the University of Arizona Graduate College:
Year-round research and mentoring programs:
- Ronald E. McNair Achievement Program
- Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program
- UROC-PREP/ AWARDSS
Summer-only research and mentoring programs:
If you are an undergraduate student considering graduate research for your future, see if UROC is right for you!
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