: ? ? This proposal requests funding to support a 1.5-day workshop on professional development and ? ethics, which will be held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SFN). ? Training programs in neuroscience typically do an outstanding job at providing a broad ? background in the field, as well as in-depth training in the literature and technology of specific ? sub-areas. In addition, these training programs usually offer excellent opportunities to gain ? experience in scientific reasoning and in the critical analysis of the literature. However, there is a ? good deal of additional information and many more skills that are required to be a successful ? professional in neuroscience. For example, one must be able to identify a relevant career and ? then seek out, apply, obtain, and finally advance in a job. In addition, most neuroscientists will ? need to apply for training and research funds, and supervise staff and students. Many training ? programs provide relative little assistance in acquiring these skills. In consultation with NINDS ? staff, the investigators will develop and offer a 1.5-day workshop on these survival skills and ? their ethical dimensions. The workshop will be held on the Friday and Saturday prior to the ? SFN's annual meeting, and will involve instruction from faculty who have practical experience in ? their topic area, as well as experience offering instruction on that material. Different sessions ? within the workshop will offer instruction relevant to undergraduates, graduate students, ? postdoctoral trainees, and junior faculty. Participants will be able to design a workshop schedule ? that best fits their own needs and interests by selecting from among concurrent sessions. ? Throughout the workshop, special attention will be given to discussions of issues of particular ? relevance to women, members of under-represented minority groups, and individuals for whom ? English is a second language. ? ? ?