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Below are the requirements for formal enrollment and the link to the application. If you have any questions, please email roadmap@uab.edu.

Interested and qualified graduate trainees are eligible for enrollment upon acceptance to the UAB Graduate School with emphasis on Neuroscience research. Students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident from at least one of the groups described below (as defined in the Notice of NIH’s Interest in Diversity):

1. Racial and ethnic groups such as Black or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders.

2. Students with disabilities (physical or mental) as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact UAB Disability Support Services for information about accommodations.

3. Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, defined as those who meet two or more of the criteria defined in the Notice of NIH's Interest in Diversity:

    1. Were or currently are homeless, as defined by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act;
    2. Were or currently are in the foster care system, as defined by the Administration for Children and Families;
    3. Were eligible for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program for two or more years;
    4. Have/had no parents or legal guardians who completed a bachelor’s degree (read more);
    5. Were or currently are eligible for Federal Pell grants;
    6. Received support from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) as a parent or child;
    7. Grew up in one of the following areas: a) a U.S. rural area, as designated by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Rural Health Grants Eligibility Analyzer, or b) a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services-designated Low-Income and Health Professional Shortage Areas (qualifying zip codes are included in the file). Only one of these two possibilities listed can be used as a criterion for the disadvantaged background definition.

If interested, please fill out the application and email it to the Roadmap Scholars Program at roadmap@uab.edu.