Life Science Editors Foundation

EVERYONE DESERVES AN OPPORTUNITY TO SUCCEED. In 2020, we launched the Life Science Editors Foundation (LSEF), a charity whose mission is to achieve equity in science. Our unique team of volunteers includes scientific editors, grant specialists, and researchers who provide “behind-the-scenes” knowledge, valuable coaching and diverse networks.

Our Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) awards provide an editorial perspective or language edit of a scientific manuscript, grant proposal or job application. These awards are offered to scientists facing unfair obstacles to career progression, including but not limited to people from historically underrepresented races or ethnic groups, people from low socioeconomic backgrounds, people with disabilities, women, primary caregivers, people who identify as LGBTQ+, and people in a low- or lower-middle income country.

To apply, you must be the first or last author with a completed manuscript, grant or job application in any area of experimental biology. The awards are offered quarterly, with deadlines March 10, June 10, September 10 and December 10.

We have helped over 80 JEDI Awardees so far – please see our Success Stories!

Parental Leave Grants. In 2019 and 2020, Life Science Editors awarded six Parental Leave Grants to support any parent juggling work with childcare. We were happy to work with: Dr. Mariana Alves, Dr. Kimberly Aldinger, Dr. Kyra Campbell, Dr. Rachel Perry, Dr. Roshan Naik,  Dr. Yvonne Vercoulen and Dr. Rebecca Voorhees. 

Life Science Editors “Cheat Sheets”