Apply by December 2, 2021 to be part of the 2022-2024 cohort.
The goal of the Anatomy Scholars Program (ASP) is to support and increase retention of Underrepresented Minorities (URM) in STEM in academia in the US and Canada.
ASP applicants should be recently appointed faculty or individuals transitioning from either a terminal degree or a postdoctoral fellowship to an independent position as a faculty member in an anatomy-related field. A new cohort will be selected yearly from the pool of applicants.
Scholars will participate in a two-year program of professional development activities that includes:
- Asynchronous learning, online curriculum addressing the tenets of faculty life: Service, Teaching, and Research
- A sustainable and formal mentoring program to help guide Scholars during their transition into academic positions
- Informal virtual meetings between Scholars, designed to cultivate a diverse peer-support network required for successful STEM careers
- An Annual Retreat in conjunction with a meeting, with registration and travel support provided by AAA
The 2022 program will begin at the 2022 Annual Meeting.
Approximate time commitments include:
- A 1-day retreat at the AAA annual meeting (8 hr)
- Quarterly small group training meetings (1-2 hr/quarter)
- Quarterly written self-reflections on progress (1-2 hr/month)
- Quarterly meetings with ASP Mentor (30 min -1 hr/quarter)
- Monthly informal meetings with peers (1-2 hr/month)
- Periodic meetings with Local Mentor (30 min -1 hr/month)
- Time to work on scholarly writing, development of CV, drafting of grant for submission, etc. (as needed)