Wide variety of resources related to conducting research and navigating academic and scientific spaces. Examples include mentoring, networking, and navigating career options.

Name of Resource Description Link Relevant for
Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)
Four-day conference for undergraduate and post-bac students to present research, learn about graduate school
Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
Organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM
undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, faculty
Association of Black Psychologists
Organization dedicated to supporting and promoting Black voice in Psychology; provides resources for students, postdocs, faculty and membership to national organization
undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, faculty
"The Science of Effective Mentoring"
Resource guide provided by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine
graduate students, postdocs, faculty
Academics for Black Lives
Resources for Black Scholars and resources for anti-racism training
undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, faculty
The Ebony Tower
Online community for and by scholars of color
graduate students, postdocs, faculty
Cientifico Latino
Resources for Latino/a students in higher education; includes application resources, funding, community support; Undergraduates, Grad, and Postdoc
undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs
Finding a Faculty Advisor
Advice for finding a faculty mentor and reading out to prospective faculty mentors
undergraduates, graduate students
First-Gen Guide to Graduate School
Resources for first-generation students who want to apply to graduate school, for first generation students already in graduate school
undergraduates, graduate students
Project SHORT
Mentoring services for medical and graduate school applicants from under-represented backgrounds
Letters for Young Scientists
Collective of opinion pieces published in Science, geared towards young scientists (Undergraduates applications, GRAD)
undergraduates, graduate students
Marine Biological Laboratory Summer Program in Neuroscience, Excellence and Success (SPINES)
Two-year professional development program for underrepresented neuroscience researchers who are currently enrolled in graduate school or postdoctoral fellowship
graduate students, postdocs
Society for Neuroscience
Provides resources to increase the awareness for diversity and inclusion within science. The site includes articles, videos, conferences, posters, and training opportunities
undergraduates, postdocs, faculty
The Professor Is In by Karen Kelsky
"The definitive career guide for grad students, adjuncts, post-docs and anyone else eager to get tenure or turn their Ph.D. into their ideal job"
Book Purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Professor-Essential-Guide-Turning-Ph-D/dp/0553419420 Free podcast (Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2TEPa9phbbqln1FDgOfRxL?si=W-GlKZAkSKmaGeOvs_tKXg ) (Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-professor-is-in/id1492657190 )
graduate students, postdocs
A Field Guide to Grad School: Uncovering the Hidden Curriculum by Jessica McCrory Calarco
This is a comprehensive guide to succeed in graduate school, it discusses how to choose and apply to a graduate program, how to stay on track in the program, publish and promote your own work, get the most out of conferences, navigate the job market, and balance graduate school responsibilities with real life.
undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs
The Writing Workshop by Barbara Sarnecka
Gives useful tips on how to become a better academic writer and how to organize and run a writing group.
free version: https://osf.io/n8pc3/
graduate students, postdocs
Hooded: A Black Girl's Guide to the PhD by Malika Grayson
The author shares her experiance about being a Black Women in STEM. She provides useful advice and strategies for Black women in higher education on how to confront racism, microaggressions, and provides advice for your life in graduate school.
graduate students
How to Write a Lot by Paul Silvia
This book provides advice on how to become productive and better writers. The second edition (specifically), has an additional chapter on grant and fellowship writing
graduate students, postdocs
On Writing Well by William Zinsser
Gives fundamental principles on writing. Seems to be geared towards general writing; however scientific writing tips should be included.
graduate students
The Early Career Researcher's Toolbox by Andres de Los Reyes
"In this book, Andres De Los Reyes describes how narrative tools commonly used in film help you build a research program. Tailored to the lives of early career researchers, these tools reveal keen insights into working with mentors, navigating peer review, and nailing the job talk that launches your career"
graduate students, postdocs, faculty
The Experiences of Queer Students of Color at Historically White Institutions Navigating Intersectional Identities on Campus by Antonio Duran
"By presenting data from student interviews and reflection journals, the book explores what it means to hold multiple minoritized identities, and asks how such intersections are navigated, contested, and experienced on college campuses"
undergraduates, graduate students
UMD Black Graduate Student Union
The Black Graduate Student Union (BGSU) is a support network for Black graduate students at the University of Maryland, College Park. BGSU provides opportunities for community building, social advocacy, professional development, networking and mentorship for those who self-identify as being a part of the African Diaspora.
graduate students
UMD Ethiopian Eritrean Students Association
The purpose of the Ethiopian Eritrean Student Association is to provide a platform for Ethiopian and Eritrean students at the University of Maryland College Park to interact with others that share the same cultural background
undergraduates, graduate students
UMD Black Student Union
The Black Student Union serves the purpose of organizing to represent the interests of the Black undergraduate students of UMCP.
UMD LGBT Equity Center
Housed within the Office of Diversity & Inclusion. Provides resources, programs, and support to empower innovators and agents of social justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people at UMD
undergraduates, graduate students
UMD Nyumburu Cultural Center
The mission of the Nyumburu Cultural Center is to promote an understanding of and appreciation for African-American Culture in all of its richness and complexity. The Nyumburu Cultural Center hosts events and provides resources and counseling for African-American students and students of the African Diaspora, both undergraduate and graduate
undergraduates, graduate students
Latinx Student Organizations (multiple)
Several Latinx student organizations exist on the UMD Campus. These organizations are designed to provide resources and create community for Latinx students and allies
undergraduates, graduate students


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