FRED Mentoring Program for Grant Funding Success

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The Faculty Research and Education Development (FRED) Mentoring Program is designed to promote grant funding success for senior postdocs and junior faculty from backgrounds underrepresented in STEM.


  • You must be or become a member of the American Society for Cell Biology if accepted to the program. Not a member? Join here and apply as a member applicant.
  • Mentees must be a senior postdoctoral scientist about to begin an independent position or an untenured junior faculty member in the current position for five or fewer years.
  • All program participants must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident, because FRED is funded by the National Science Foundation of the U.S. Federal Government
  • Each mentee who applies is encouraged to have a mentor apply as well (see tips below on finding a mentor).
  • Priority is given to underrepresented minority faculty and faculty at MSIs. Faculty at other institutions with high underrepresented minority enrollment or a strong commitment to underrepresented students in the field of cell biology are also encouraged to apply.

Mentees can apply here

Mentors can apply here

The Diversity Program Consortium Coordination and Evaluation Center at UCLA is supported by Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health / National Institutes of General Medical Sciences under award number U54GM119024.
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