Our monthly Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) awards provide editorial support, strategic advice, and constructive feedback from one of our top-flight volunteers.

These awards are offered to scientists facing unfair obstacles to career progression, including but not limited to people from historically underrepresented races or ethnic groups, people from low socioeconomic backgrounds, people with disabilities, women, primary caregivers, people who identify as LGBTQ+, and people in a low or lower middle income country.

JEDI Award Application

In 2021, we plan to give out 50 JEDI awards (equivalent to >$65,000 of time donated).

To apply, you must be a graduate student, postdoc, or tenure-track/early career principal investigator (within seven years of starting your own research group excluding career breaks), and have a manuscript or grant in completed draft form ready for editing in any area of experimental biology.

Your information will be kept strictly confidential. We strive to avoid real, potential and perceived conflicts of interest. In particular, current journal editors will not consult on manuscripts, but can consult on other projects (i.e. grant proposals). We kindly request that authors acknowledge LSEF, when possible, for transparency to the scientific community.  

The deadline is the 10th of every month. JEDI awardees are selected by LSEF volunteers and will be announced on or around the 15th of every month. If your submission was not chosen, you can reapply for any subsequent deadline with the same or a different document.

JEDI Award Application
Maximum upload size: 50MB
Please attach a short resume of your academic career to date.
Please write a short summary (<30 lines) of the manuscript or grant that you want our help with. Include the topic, and any deadline. You must have a manuscript or grant in completed draft form ready for editing.
Maximum upload size: 50MB
Please attach a pdf of your document in its current form.
Please write a short paragraph describing your situation. If you are comfortable doing so, please include which obstacles to career progression that you face, such as being a woman, from a historically underrepresented race or ethnic group, primary caregiver e.g., parent, from a low socioeconomic background, disabled, LGBTQ+, and/or from a low/lower middle income country. If you are selected for an award, this will be disclosed to the Editor who will be helping you, and otherwise kept completely confidential.
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