The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), of which SOT is a member, has launched a new Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI) Program, assigning $1.5 million to its projects.
SOT members are encouraged to apply to participate in one of these opportunities:
- Career Advancement and Research Excellence Support (CARES), which is meant to help offset financial burdens associated with caregiving, thus allowing the recipients to further their training, professional development, and careers. Applications are open now for CARES and are due August 31, 2022.
- Leadership Engagement and Appreciation of Differences (LEAD) is a reverse mentorship program that pairs senior-level professionals with junior-level mentors, so they can gain different perspectives of the workplace and scientific research communities. Applications are open now for LEAD and are due August 31, 2022.
- Fostering Recruitment, Innovation, Engagement, and Diversity in Sciences (FRIENDS) aims to promote the career advancement of the biological and biomedical research workforce from historically excluded communities. This is an ongoing opportunity in the form of job listings for open positions within scientific associations and other organizations focused on life sciences.
- Success, Excellence, and Enriched Development (SEED) will launch later in 2022 and will provide an opportunity for historically excluded communities to come together to develop their leadership skills, build networks, share experiences, and access resources for career advancement.
SOT is a FASEB member.