Eligibility Requirements for the Training Institute:
Intention to become an NIH-funded researcher
Interest in pursuing a career conducting research on recovery support services (e.g., peer supports, recovery residences) for one of two populations:
- emerging adults (young adults) with substance use disorders
- adults of any age with substance use disorders who are involved with the juvenile or adult justice system
Have PhD completed or have already advanced to candidacy for PhD in psychology, social work, education, public health, or a related field
PhD candidates, postdoctoral fellows or trainees, and early stage investigators (i.e., within 10 years of earning your PhD) are eligible
This Training Institute aims to help Trainees become NIH-funded researchers. The eligibility criteria for many early career NIH grants include the following: "the individual must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (i.e., possess a currently valid Permanent Resident Card USCIS Form I-551, or other legal verification of such status).” By the time the Training Institute begins in August, applicants are required to have one of these statuses.
Application Deadline: Sunday, April 18, 8pm PST
Pacific Standard Time (West Coast time)
Fill out the online application form here:
by Sunday, April 18, 8pm PST (Pacific Standard Time), and prepare your Application Materials to be uploaded (see below)
Upload your Application Materials:
Our team will send you a link to upload your Application Materials. Please upload your files as Word or PDF documents, and label each file as LastNameFirstName_NameofDocument (i.e., CruzMichelle_WritingSample). Your application materials need to be uploaded by Monday, April 19, 8pm PST (one day after the deadline for the application form).
A completed online application form - see Step 1 above, or open the application here
A current CV
Essay #1: Please describe your current career/educational phase, your career goals, your research interests, and how the JEAP Initiative Training Institute will help you reach your career and research goals. (2 page maximum, 11-pt Arial font, 1” margins, single-spaced)
Essay #2: Please describe how your life experiences, experience with diverse populations, personal qualities, and/or relevant demographic factors contribute to your expertise and to your development of research ideas related to the JEAP Initiative (1 page maximum, 11-pt Arial font, 1” margins, single-spaced)
Writing sample (such as a paper you wrote during your PhD program, a chapter of your dissertation, or a published paper)
2 Letters of recommendation (if you are a PhD candidate, one should be from your primary advisor). You will provide a file upload link to your recommenders and have them upload their letters directly.
Please prepare your files as Word or PDF documents, and label each file as LastNameFirstName_NameofDocument (i.e., CruzMichelle_WritingSample). As noted in Step 2 above, once you have submitted the online application form, our team will email you a file upload link to submit your application materials.