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Applications have closed on
September 15, 2023.

BMBH Emerging Scholars Program

Qualified applicants are invited to apply to participate in the third cohort of the BMBH Emerging Scholars Program. The BMBH Emerging Scholars Program will support a group of early and mid-career investigators examining brain aging among Black men.


Emerging Scholars will receive opportunities over the 15-month program to expand their research trajectories, connect with leading national scholars, and engage with local community organizations.



  • Ph.D. Graduate program (advanced stages, ABD/ candidate)

  • Postdoc programs

  • Assistant Professors

  • Associate Professors looking to re-specialize

  • Clinicians looking to conduct research (MD, Ph. D, EDD, DSc or ScD, DO)

  • Available to attend BMBH 2024 and 2025 Conferences during Super Bowl Week.

  • Available to participate in the virtual professional development workshops.

Scholars Will Be Expected To

  • Attend the 2024 & 2025 Black Men’s Brain Health Conferences. 

  • Development and completion of a research project related to the conference theme.

  • Establishment of a research collaboration with a local community organization. 

  • Engagement with an assigned mentor.

  • Participate in virtual professional development workshops.

Given the prioritization of local community partnerships at each BMBH conference, diverse scholars affiliated with institutions located near the Super Bowl site and who desire to fully engage with these local organizations throughout the program are strongly encouraged to apply.


The BMBH Conference is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our events and the
Emerging Scholars Program. Our commitment to these values is unwavering – across all of our work as academics, administrators, and researchers.


We welcome applicants from all ethnocultural backgrounds and geographic regions.

Application Process

PART 1: Complete the online application form and reference contact request at:

PART 2: Upload the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae or NIH Biosketch

  •  and Statement of Purpose

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: Explanation of your alignment with Black Men’s Brain Health research (600 words). Please include the following: 

  • Your experiences in or contributions to the fields of aging, brain health, community-based methods, and/or health disparities. 

    • If the proposed topic is a new area of investigation, please explain how your previous research, training, or experience has led to your interest in Black men’s brain health.

  • The specific objectives you hope to achieve from this scholars program and how they relate to your career objectives. 

Due Date:

September 15, 2023

Notification of Acceptance:

November 8, 2023

Questions? Please contact:

Dr. Desiree Byrd


Michael Malesky



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