Resources for Diversity Initiatives


BIO Links: The Molecular Biosciences Links to Teaching K-12 Outreach Program
Launched in the spring of 2007, the BIO Links program provides Rutgers University and Robert Wood Johnson - UMDNJ Molecular Biosciences graduate students and postdocs the opportunity to volunteer their time in local public schools with mostly underrepresented students.
Dr. Martha Soto, INSPIRE’s Co-PI and Co-Director, is the founder and Faculty Advisor of BIO Links K-12 Outreach Program.

Rutgers GR²aD Inititative seeks to grow the pipeline, from undergraduate to graduate to postdoctoral to faculty of underrepresented people in STEM.

ASCB (American Society for Cell Biology) Annual Conference by the MAC (Minority Affairs Committee)


SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science)

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) hosted by American Society for Microbiology


MACUB Conference (Metropolitan Association of College & University Biologists), a regional conference for undergraduate researchers, many who are underrepresented.

Keystone Symposia in Biomedical and Life Sciences has several diversity initiatives!

The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community of over 83,000 graduate students, post-docs, and faculty members.

Rutgers University Office of Disability Services

Rutgers University resources and group support for students and community members with autism:

The Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services (RCAAS)

The College Support Program for Students on the Autism Spectrum (CSP) 

https://www.autismspeaks.org/resource/rutgers-social-skills-program

National resources for people with disabilities:

Scholarships & Resources for Students with Disabilities:  

https://www.publicservicedegrees.org/financial-aid/students-with-disabilities-scholarships-resources/