Giving back to diverse scientists through life-changing experiences
The DS Bridges program provides scholarships and mentoring for scientists from underrepresented backgrounds who are performing research with practical applications in the life sciences and health sciences and are currently working without monetary compensation in Brazil, the US, or internationally.
The inaugural program in 2020 supported seven Brazilian scientists working in COVID-19 research. Since then, all seven scholars received one or more subsequent scholarships or were hired as scientists in academic or industry settings. The goal of the scholarship is to connect scientists to the next level of their careers while catalyzin
The inaugural program in 2020 supported seven Brazilian scientists working in COVID-19 research. Since then, all seven scholars received one or more subsequent scholarships or were hired as scientists in academic or industry settings. The goal of the scholarship is to connect scientists to the next level of their careers while catalyzing the development of innovation in life sciences and health care.
We believe science is important because it helps us answer questions that have the power to inspire positive changes in the world. Dimensions Sciences is a group of people invested in fostering talented individuals from underrepresented backgrounds with ideas for potential solutions to challenging scientific problems.
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Dimensions Sciences, a nonprofit organization based in the U.S., announced a scholarship program to support Brazilian scientists who are already voluntarily linked to laboratories based in Brazil but do not have a scholarship or salary, or Brazilian scientists returning from scientific exchange abroad (outside of Brazil) to laboratories based in Brazil but do not have a scholarship or salary.
Dimensions Sciences intends to provide a career transition program, allowing professionals in the sciences to continue dedicating themselves to research while searching for employment or longer-term scholarships from state, federal, or international agencies.
Our goal is that representation in the sciences resembles the diversity of the population in general, and our focus in this notice will take into account the ethnic-racial, gender, gender orientation, motherhood, and socioeconomic factors.
Support will be provided in the form of a monthly scholarship (for a minimum of three months, which may be extended to six months depending on the availability of resources, need for extension, and merit) and our mentoring program, Dimensions Sciences Advice, Coaching, Training, and Support (DS-ACTS).
Five to 10 scholarships will be offered to selected candidates who are without a salary or scholarship at the time the program begins. We look for highly motivated candidates with at least a complete master's degree compatible with the area of expertise who carry out scientific activities in the areas of biological and health sciences.
We encourage candidates to apply who have projects related to innovatively fighting infectious and contagious diseases, including the current health emergency (COVID-19). Projects will be evaluated based on feasibility, impact, innovation, and candidate trajectory.
Applications for the DS Bridges scholarship will be open July 21–30, 2021.
Yes, all life sciences fields are eligible.
The use of slides is not recommended. We would like to know each candidate and their ability to communicate without slides.
We encourage candidates to submit their diplomas; however, if a diploma is not available, the scientific committee will consider thesis defense minutes or a letter from the candidate’s institution confirming the candidate holds a degree. These submissions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The inclusion of a title and bibliographic references is up to the candidate, as long as the word limit is not exceeded. Figures are optional.
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Yes, for this program, it is mandatory that the candidate is not supported by any salary or scholarship at the time of the beginning of the DS BRIDGES scholarship.
If you have a Brazilian residence visa, yes you can!
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