Your donation DOUBLED!! - SEED project

Anonymous members of the SEED committee have committed $20,000 to double your donations in honor of Drs. Martinez and Townsel. See below for details!! Honoring Dr. Joe Martinez & Dr. James G. Townsel The SEED Fund Donate Joe and Jim are internationally known neuroscientists whose laboratories were incubators for training competitive doctoral students who became part of the diverse biomedical work force. They also spearheaded efforts to expand the educational and professional opportunities available to underrepresented minority (URM) students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty. Both Joe and Jim are now retired and in poor health. One of their dreams is to create a perpetual fund to facilitate training of diverse scientists. We have a chance to help Joe and Jim achieve this important career goal and to benefit the development of diverse neuroscientists for the foreseeable future. You can do this by making a donation to the Scholarships to Enhance and Empower Diversity (SEED). We need to raise an additional $50,000 by 30 June 2019 to boost the SEED fund to endowment status. This will permit the SEED committee to establish and implement policies that facilitate our training goals, especially long-term mentoring and professional enrichment. Please donate now at this website and your donation will be doubled by matching funds provided by the SEED committee: Questions may be directed to Dr. Anne Etgen (, Chair of the SEED Committee.