New York Academy of Sciences

To expand the developing pilot program, Science Alliance Leadership Training (SALT), to train 90 diverse, advanced doctoral students to lead institutional change through acquisition of strong entrepreneurial, interpersonal, and technical skills

  • Amount $401,144
  • City New York, NY
  • Investigator Stephanie Wortel-London
  • Year 2018
  • Program Higher Education
  • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education

Funds from this grant provide support for three years of continued operation of the New York Academy of Science’s Science Alliance Leadership Training (SALT) program. The program aims to provide leadership training to a yearly cohort of 30 early-career scientists drawn from members of the NYAS Science Alliance. Cohorts are intentionally selected to promote diversity and prior cohorts have included significant numbers of women and underrepresented minorities. Supported activities for each cohort include a five-day intensive workshop followed by monthly webinars for nine months to expand and reinforce leadership skills. Additional funds will support a longitudinal analysis of program participants to enable rigorous evaluation of program impacts.

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