LEAD Global Training Program Information Session, Recorded October 13, 2021

How are diversity and underrepresented populations determined?
Applicants will be asked to indicate their ethnicity when applying to the program. In addition to the standard NIH racial and ethnic categories, applicants will also be able to provide a brief explanation of other diverse or underrepresented populations to which they may belong. (See the NIH on Diversity.)

Can junior faculty apply for the one year postdoctoral appointment?

Junior faculty members may apply for the 10-week summer program but are not eligible for the one year postdoctoral appointment. Junior faculty may not receive a LEAD stipend if also receiving a salary during the 10-week summer training program.

How are trainees matched with their mentor(s)?

In the application, trainees may name a preferred mentor from the list of mentors (Global Research Sites). The program team will do their best to match admitted trainees with their preferred mentor. However, if the preferred mentor isn’t available, the team will work with the trainee to identify a mentor/mentors that will be a great fit for their research interests and goals.