What application materials are required?

Applications must be complete and received in full by the program application due date. The strength of applications will be evaluated based on the following materials:

  • A current CV that includes a list of publications and grants awarded.
  • A statement explaining the goals and significance of your research program, and your previous relevant work.
  • A Specific Aims page for an NIH grant proposal that you would write during your participation in the training program.
  • A one-page summary of a pilot study, conducted using funds from the program, that will provide preliminary data for the research proposed in the Specific Aims page.
  • A description of previous training with qualitative and quantitative research methods, software, and analysis.
  • A plan describing how you will ensure adequate time to complete the pilot study and develop a competitive NIH application by the end of the three-year program.
  • Three letters of recommendation received by the program application due date.
  • A letter of institutional support from the applicant’s home institution demonstrating commitment and support of the applicant’s research (e.g., time off for research, seed money, and administrative and/or research assistant) received by the program application due date.

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