Programs & Workshops


Neuroscience Initiative to Enhance Diversity (NIED) 

Are you thinking about applying to a graduate program in neuroscience? The University of California - Davis is accepting applications for its Neuroscience Initiative to Enhance Diversity (NIED) program that will take place at UC Davis and aims to encourage under-represented minority (URM) junior and senior undergraduate students to pursue a PhD in Neuroscience. 

The UC Davis Neuroscience Graduate Program will provide for travel expenses, including airfare, lodging, and food.

Flyer for Workshop

Application for Workshop

Over the course of two days, the event will cover:

  • Deciding where to apply
  • Admissions process overview
  • How to write effective application essays
  • Importance of experience
  • Working with letter writers
  • Improving interview skills
  • Career guidance
  • Maximizing opportunities

The overall goal of this event is to educate the students about

  • the doctoral degree
  • graduate school
  • the admissions process

The hallmark of this program is the essential skill-building workshops that will help attendees succeed in applying to competitive graduate programs.

Most importantly, they aim to establish and foster strong working relationships with attendees and the undergraduate institutions that serve them

Prospective junior and senior undergraduate students should submit their application to the Neuroscience Graduate Group by the January 15, 2016 deadline.

Applications, transcripts, and letters may be mailed or emailed to Cristeta Rillera (cmrillera@ucdavis.edu). A committee of 4 faculty members and 2 graduate students will review all applications and invite at least 30 students to attend the two-day event held April 21-22, 2016. 

The UC Davis Neuroscience Graduate Program will provide for travel expenses, including airfare, lodging, and food.