Graduate School awards Professional Development Grant to Neurobiology

By Jennifer Kornbluth

David Gallegos has successfully competed for a Professional Development Grant from the Graduate School, which will be used to run the ‘Neuroscience Careers Lunch’ seminar series throughout the next year. David Gallegos will direct the program.

The grant will help graduate students in Neurobiology engage with successful neuroscience/neurobiology professionals in a variety of career paths by hosting representatives of nonacademic sectors and by providing a forum for students to discuss navigating the academic job market with neurobiology faculty at various stages in their careers.

The grants, established in 2014, provide up to $2,000 to help graduate students and their departments create discipline-specific professional development programming and resources for exploring both academic and broad career options. Such programming complements the offerings from The Graduate School, which focus on topics that are applicable across disciplines.