The Yale Ciencia Initiative can enhance your program’s recruitment, retention, and outreach efforts through its access to an extensive network of talented underrepresented students, trainees, and faculty from minority-serving institutions interested in collaborations. We can work closely with your program to add value through:
Conferences & Visits: We work closely with the Yale Office of Graduate Student Development and Diversity to represent Yale at the annual Society for the Advancement for Chicano and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Scientists (ABRCMS) conferences, as well as the annual Ivy School visit to Puerto Rico, to meet and recruit talented underrepresented students for Yale scientific training and graduate programs. These national conferences, which are committed to recognizing the achievements of underrepresented scientists, provide a platform for Yale to connect with many prospective students and share the unique programmatic initiatives and support offered at Yale.
Meaningful Recruitment and Outreach Efforts: The Yale Ciencia Initiative employs proactive and meaningful strategies to enhance Yale’s visibility among diverse populations of prospective applicants. We do this by:
- Offering professional development workshops at minority-serving institutions to enhance the quality of applications;
- Including Yale students, post-docs and faculty members in panel sessions at minority conferences, an excellent way of demystifying Yale and increasing its visibility as an institution that values diversity;
- Organizing online events to promote Yale programs, such as the BioMedSURF and UPR-Yale MD/PhD joint program.
Institutional Partnerships: Through the CienciaPR network, the Yale Ciencia Initiative Director has formed several institutional partnerships with minority-serving institutions in Puerto Rico and across the country. We are pleased to work with faculty members interested in establishing externally- or internally-funded partnerships with the Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) for the promotion of scientific training, research collaborations, and academic excellence.