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Why Apply?

Advance your faculty career in neuroscience with research training and mentorship from world renowned researchers.

LAUNCH will employ evidence-based strategies to enhance professional development and effective mentorship of participants by:

  • developing a Faculty Research and Career Advancement Plan (RCAP) to help mentees identify short- and long-term research and career goals
  • engaging participant mentees in effective mentorship with a mentoring team consisting of a UC San Diego research faculty mentor, a UC San Diego career faculty mentor, and a mentor from the trainee's home institution
  • improving participant mentees' knowledge and skills in areas important for research success in neuroscience

LAUNCH will enhance self-efficacy in research knowledge, skills, and strategies to successfully obtain NIH or equivalent grant funding by:

  • immersing participants in effective strategies to develop research program plans
  • facilitating the development of skills in writing effective grant proposals and manuscripts
  • providing important tips on navigating pathways for academic advancement as well as submission and review of both journal articles and grants


Applications for the 2024-2025 LAUNCH Program are now closed.