October 24, 2019

Scientist Mentoring and Diversity Program (SMDP) 2020

PDF for Flyer: 2020-SMDP-Call-for-Applications

SMDP Biotech | San Diego
JUNE 6-10, 2020

The one-year career mentoring program pairs ethnically diverse graduate students and post-doctoral researchers with industry mentors who work at biotech and consumer healthcare companies

Open to Graduate students and post-doctoral
researchers with degrees in life sciences


SMDP MedTech | Toronto
OCTOBER 3-7, 2020

The one-year career mentoring program pairs ethnically diverse undergraduate and graduate students with mentors who work at medical device and consumer healthcare companies

Who may apply?

Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors
in Engineering, or BS degree, MS degree, Ph.D.


The application deadline for both programs is April 3, 2020 (special consideration is given to how many weeks prior to application deadline you apply).

Applicants must be from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in the biotech industry
and able to work in the US: Hispanic Americans, Pacific Islanders, African Americans, and Native Americans.

With their mentors, Scholars attend a 5-day training session to learn about career opportunities in the biotech or medtech industry and receive career development coaching, as well as attending a major industry conference.

Successful applicants receive
✓ One-year personalized career mentoring & guidance
✓ Conference accommodations, meals and conference registration
✓ Registration for a major industry conference
✓ Up to $350 in travel reimbursements
✓ Membership to online career oriented portal
✓ Networking & career opportunities