We would like to welcome new members to the SBN community with the third annual Welcome Initiative. Funding through the Welcome Initiative will provide membership and conference registration for the SBN 2023 Annual Meeting to NEW first-time SBN members from historically marginalized and/or underrepresented backgrounds in the sciences (see NOT-OD-20-031: Notice of NIH's Interest in Diversity).

How to proceed ?

To apply, send your submissions to welcomesbn@gmail.com by April 14, 2023.

Eligibility and selection criteria :

- Must be a graduate student and/or postdoc participating in research

- A short paragraph (250 words max.) indicating

          (1) career stage (student or postdoc) and institution,

          (2) confirmation of first time SBN membership,

          (3) description of interests in and long-term commitment to the field of behavioral neuroendocrinology,

          (4) describe how you identify as a historically marginalized and/or underrepresented person in behavioral neuroendocrinology,

          (5) how this might assist with financial need to attend the conference (including other sources of funding).

It is encouraged, but not required, that applicants submit an abstract to the SBN 2023 Annual Meeting as primary or contributing author. The abstract should be related to either behavioral neuroendocrinology research or diversity and inclusion efforts.

Awardees will receive SBN membership for one year AND registration waiver to attend the 2023 SBN meeting in Tours. Awardees will be expected to attend all sessions, including the DEI Keynote Lecture, and will be featured at the DEI social and on social media.