Scholarship Info


Scholarship funds are available for the majority of Courses and Workshops delivered by The Jackson Laboratory. To view a list of events, click here. Scholarships are made possible by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, NIH grants, foundation awards and gifts or donations to The Jackson Laboratory.

The Jackson Laboratory strongly encourages individuals who are from underrepresented populations to apply. Underrepresented populations are defined by the National Institutes of Health. (See also NIH NOT-OD-20-031 for definitions regarding under-represented groups).

For scholarship awards, first preference will be given to students, post-doctoral fellows, or junior faculty from populations under-represented in the biomedical sciences currently enrolled in, or working at, a U.S. institution.

Scholarship funds will offset a portion of the registration fee for educational programs; in rare cases, scholarships will be awarded to cover the full registration fee. Even if awarded a full scholarship, funds will not cover travel costs to and from the event or the lodging fees. Funds will not be sent to scholarship awardees; rather funds are credited to applicants who register to take the course.

Scholarships are reviewed periodically. Applicants will be notified by email with award.

The scholarship application is included within the course application and will require:

  • A CV or resume
  • A written statement of financial need (100-250 words)
  • A written statement describing how the course/workshop will foster your academic or career objectives (100-250 words)

Payment is not due at the time of application, but is due within 2 weeks of registration acceptance or 45 days from the start of the course, whichever comes first. If payment information is provided at time of application, a hold will be placed on your card for up to 7 days. If acceptance has not been made within that time, the hold will be released.