The Minority Research Scholar Program (MRSP) has a separate application process and does not require a Letter of Intent.

DEADLINE: May 30, 2024, 11:59 PM

Resubmissions will not be considered for full applications unless they have been appropriately modified in response to previous critique. For resubmissions, please provide a one-page explanation on how this submission differs from the previous application.

There is no limit on the number of candidates who can apply from a single institution.



Eligibility & Process

MRSP awardees attend the CNCDP-K12 annual scientific retreat, the Neurobiology of Disease in Children Symposium and the Child Neurology Society Annual Meeting. Selected recipients receive travel support and waived registration for all program events and give a five-minute presentation on completed research or works-in-progress.


  • Ethnicity or race underrepresented in medicine (Hispanic or Latino, Black or African-American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander)
  • Current trainee (Child Neurology or Neurodevelopmental Disabilities resident or fellow) or early career (within one year of completion of clinical training)
  • Expressed interest in a research career
  • Available to attend the activities of the Minority Research Scholars Program in November 2024, including the Child Neurology Foundation Symposium and the Child Neurology Society Annual Meeting

Individuals who already have K08, K23, or K12 funding are not eligible.


  • Completed online MRSP application. Do not submit a separate Letter of Intent.
  • One-page statement outline prior research experience, future career plans, and how you will benefit from MRSP participation
  • NIH-format Bio sketches from the candidate and mentor
  • One letter of recommendation from your research mentor, residency/fellowship program director, division chief or department chair

DEADLINE: May 30, 2024, 11:59 PM EST

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