Our 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
To apply, you must be the first or last author of a completed manuscript, short grant proposal or job application in an area of experimental biology. Priority is given to Assistant and Associate Professors (and equivalent).
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.
JEDI award application deadlines are March 10, June 10, September 10, December 10. JEDI awardees are selected by LSEF volunteers and will be notified around a week after the deadline. If your submission was not chosen, you can reapply for any subsequent deadline with the same or a different document. If you have an urgent request that doesn’t fit these dates, please let us know.
Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to liveDr Mae Jemison, first African American woman to travel in space