The new and improved Keystone Symposia Fellows Program, a part of the Diversity in Life Science Portfolio (DSLP), is a one-year program that provides leadership and career-development training to early-career scientists from under-represented and disadvantaged backgrounds, to promote their successful career advancement.

Fellows will develop the necessary skills to pursue leadership and decision-making roles in academic, industry and government sectors through hands-on immersive experience, by working directly with eminent scientists from the Scientific Advisory Board.

Key programmatic elements are designed to enhance confidence, leadership skills and networking opportunities:

  • Immersion in two SAB meetings, where Fellows will discuss future scientific directions in a unique and inspiring forum with academic, industry and government thought-leaders.
  • One-on-one mentorship pairing with an SAB member, tailored to career trajectory and professional growth goals of the Fellow.
  • Leadership and skills training modules tailored to life science researchers at this critical career stage.
  • Preferred access to travel award support to attend a future Keystone Symposia conference.

Ongoing peer-to-peer mentorship as part of the Keystone Symposia DLSP community, a distinguished group of UR scientists and advisors representing a strong, supportive and diverse life science network.

Keystone Symposia is dedicated to ensuring diversity across the life science workforce, such that research and medicine include and reflect the full spectrum of perspectives, insights and needs of a broad community