Online Application

Pre-doctoral/early career researcher short-term summer training program:  The online application is closed and will open in November 2021 for the 2022 training program. 

One-to-two year postdoctoral position: applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  (See eligibility requirements.) LEAD Postdoctoral Flyer (pdf) Please contact Laura Peer ( for more information.

Apply now or review application PDF.

The application includes:

Upload Application Documents

  • Current NIH Biosketch; Save as PDF “LastName_FirstName_2021_Biosketch.pdf”
  • Other Support document (if applicable): Save as PDF “LastName_FirstName_2021_OtherSupport.pdf”
  • Career Development Plan (2 pages maximum): Save as PDF “LastName_FirstName_2021_CDP.pdf”
    • The plan should include the following:
      • Background, including relevant past research experience and coursework
      • Career Goals
      • How this program would advance professional development and research
      • Proposed outcomes and corresponding timeline

References/Letters of Recommendation

  • You will be asked to provide the names of two references who will be contacted via email for Letters of Recommendation. One reference should be from your doctoral dissertation chair, a primary mentor, division supervisor, or the principal investigator (PI) on research work you are conducting.

Apply now or review application PDF.