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Application Process

BMBH Emerging Scholars Program

Qualified applicants are invited to apply to participate in the second 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 to expand their research trajectories, connect with leading national scholars, and engage with local community organizations. Another key aspect of the BMBH Conference is to initiate a research registry for Black men's brain health.


Each emerging scholar will be expected to utilize community-based research methods to recruit at least 10 registry participants during their 15-month involvement with the program.

❖ Networking with Brain Health Experts and Representatives from Community Organizations

❖Professional Development & Cohort Building

❖Travel Support

❖Attend BMBH Conference February 8-9 and Scholars Day February 7

Demonstrated interest in expanding research to health disparities paradigms and Black men’s participation in brain health science

Available to participate in the virtual professional development workshops

Available to attend 2023 and 2024 BMBH Conferences, which will be held 3-5 days prior to the Super Bowl


Early Career Scientists

Doctoral candidate, postdoctoral fellow, or early career faculty member within 10 years of academic appointment

Mid Career Scientists

10+ years of faculty employment at an accredited university or institution

Scholars Will Be Expected To





Attendance at the 2023 & 2024 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
❖ Recruitment of at least 10 BMBH registry participants 
❖ 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, 2022

Notification of acceptance: October 28, 2022

Questions? Please contact:

Dr. Desiree Byrd

Michael Malesky


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