Recognizing Women in Science
We advance and empower women in the field through resources, networking events, professional opportunities, and awards. SfN also provides the field with education to increase awareness for implicit bias.
Programs and Activities
Increasing Women in Neuroscience (IWiN) Courses & Toolkit
Our Department Chair Training to Increase Diversity is committed to promoting greater diversity and representation of women, minorities, and young investigators.
Annual Celebration of Women in Neuroscience Event
Distinguished female neuroscientists share anecdotes and offer advice aimed to help you excel in your career at this event during SfN's annual meeting.
Awards and Prizes
For promoting the work of women scientists, while also addressing challenges they may face in their careers.
Bernice Grafstein Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Mentoring
Recognizes individuals whose mentorship supported women's advancement in neuroscience
Louise Hanson Marshall Special Recognition Award
Honors an individual whose leadership, teaching, or other efforts advanced the role of women in neuroscience
The Mika Salpeter Lifetime Achievement Award
Recognizes an individual whose advanced the role of women in neuroscience, alongside an outstanding career
The Patricia Goldman-Rakic Hall of Honor
Honors a neuroscientist who has dedicated their career to advancing neuroscience and women in the field
A Tale of Two Sexes
A paper addressing the challenges women face as they move through academia, and proposed solutions for increased representation
A Call to Action in Women in Neuroscience
An article by our 2014 President Carol Mason, urging female scientists to take a seat at the table
Threats to Objectivity in Peer Review: The Case of Gender
Investigating how the possible impact of an applicant's gender can sway a reviewer's judgement, this paper sheds light on cognitive bias
Policy: NIH to Balance Sex in Cell and Animal
Learn how to address the issue of sex and gender inclusion through program oversight, review and policy, and stakeholder collaboration.