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    FASEB Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Visiting Scientist and Peer Mentor Referral Network Program

    Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

    Visiting Scientist Responsibilities
    • Visit minority institutions for periods of one or more days to present lectures and seminars of general and practical interests
    • Provide advice on research, curriculum, and graduate opportunities
    • Discuss career trends and opportunities in the biomedical/behavioral sciences
    • Assist in the preparation and development of grant proposals

    Peer Mentor Responsibilities
    • Attend selected scientific meetings to mentor and serve as a guide for undergraduate students attending the meetings. Activities to include but not limited to: giving advice, visiting poster and oral presentations, guided tours through the exhibit halls that will help enhance the experience of the attending student
    • Give presentations on topics such as:
      • Graduate school and/or postdoctoral experiences
      • Selecting the correct mentors and advisors
      • Staying motivated and committed to pursuing a career in life sciences
    • Network with students to foster collaborative communications

    Visits may be initiated by the Visiting Scientist, Peer Mentor or Host Institution. Follow-up visits by the scientists and peer mentors are encouraged. Visiting Scientist/Peer Mentor travel expenses and funds or necessary supplies, slides, reproduction, etc. are provided by the FASEB MARC Program.

    The Visiting Scientist or Peer Mentor must be an active member of one of FASEB's Consituent Societies.

    The application form is available online. Complete instructions are included on the form.