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​​​To be eligible to participate in LAUNCH, you must:

  • Be a research-oriented junior faculty member holding a doctoral degree, such as a PhD, MD, DO, DVM, or post-doctoral scholar transitioning* to a faculty position
  • Have a background or experience that will broaden the demographics of the biomedical workforce in neurosciences
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States
  • Have a research focus that is centered on neuroscience or relevant research methodologies and approaches specific to this area
  • Have not yet received an independent NIH research award (R01 type or equivalent)​

*Transitioning means that you have or will have received a formal faculty appointment by the time the Summer Institute convenes in July 2024.