Scientific Communities Supporting DEI

Local Student Communities

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, UMD Chapter. Their goal is to foster the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in STEM, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.
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.
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
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
Latinx Student Organizations (multiple)
Catalog of several Latinx student organizations at UMD. These organizations are designed to provide resources and create community for Latinx students and allies.

Online Scientific communities

Black in Neuro
An online community that celebrates and empowers Black scholars and professionals in neuroscience-related fields.
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
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
Academics for Black Survival and Wellness
Community and resources for Black Scholars, and including resources for anti-racism training
The Ebony Tower
Online community for and by scholars of color
Cientifico Latino
Resources for Latino/a students in higher education; includes application resources, funding, community support; Undergraduates, Grad, and Postdoc

DEI Online Resources

Anne's List
Catalog of women neuroscientists, and related lists of resources
BME Psychology
Database of research articles in psychology authored by BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) scientists; maintained by Glen Jankowski (critical psychology lecturer at Leeds Beckett University); the website also includes other resources including freely-available teaching materials and background readings relevant to higher education
BIPOC Psychology and Neuroscience Database
Database of research articles in psychology and neuroscience authored by BIPOC scientists; maintained by Erica Wojcik at Skidmore College
BIPOC Affective Science Database
Database of research articles in affective neuroscience authored by BIPOC scientists; maintained by UNC Carolina Affective Science Lab
Free low-cost resources for Graduate Students and ECRs
A variety of free resources to help graduate students, postdocs, and early career researchers conduct research and teach.
SPARK: Scholars of Color Database
Database of research articles in cognitive science authored by BIPOC scientists
Society for Neuroscience Resources to Support Diversity
Provides resources to increase the awareness for diversity and inclusion within science. The site includes articles, videos, conferences, posters, and training opportunities

General online resouces for researchers

National Academies: "The Science of Effective Mentoring"
Resource guide for mentoring provided by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine
Finding a Faculty Advisor
Advice for finding a faculty mentor and reading out to prospective faculty mentors

Relevant Books

The Early Career Researcher's Toolbox by Andres de Los Reyes
Local author: "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"
A Field Guide to Grad School: Uncovering the Hidden Curriculum by Jessica McCrory Calarco
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.
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.
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
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"
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.