The MBL hosts numerous diversity programs for students and researchers, including:
Biological Discovery in Woods Hole Research Experience for Undergraduates Program — for highly motivated undergraduate students interested in the life sciences, especially those from underrepresented groups.
Woods Hole Partnership in Education Program (PEP) — designed to promote diversity by providing opportunities for multi-cultural college juniors and seniors in marine and environmental sciences. The MBL provides student mentorship and organizational support to the program.
Fellowships — for persons from protected classes including the William Townsend Porter Minority Summer Research awards, the Ernest Everett Just Endowed Research awards, the Martinez-Townsel Lectureship, and the Ann E. Kammer Memorial Fellowship for women.
International Scholars and Exchange Visitors Program — attracts over 400 international scholars and their families, representing over 38 different countries from around the world. MBL is designated by the U.S. Department of State as an Exchange Visitor Program and has an active international committee with WHOI.
Joint Universities Summer Teaching Laboratory (JUSTL) Program — an intensive eight-week research experience for selected postgraduates from Hong Kong.
Scholarships – substantial financial assistance is available to minorities and women attending MBL’s highly competitive educational programs through the American Society for Cell Biology MAC awards, Ruth Sager Scholarship fund, and the William Townsend Porter Scholarship award.
Summer Program in Neuroscience, Excellence and Success (SPINES) — targets groups underrepresented in neuroscience to increase the probability of professional success.