Training Institute Application

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.   

  • Preferred Expertise: 

Application Deadline: Sunday, April 18, 8pm PST

Pacific Standard Time (West Coast time)

Application Instructions:

Step 1

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) 

Step 2

Upload your Application Materials:

Our team will send you a link to upload your Application MaterialsPlease 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).

Application Materials:

  • 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)   

  • 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.

Application & Selection Timeline

Deadline for submitting online Application Form: Sunday, April 18, 8pm PST
Deadline for uploading Application Materials: Monday, April 19, 8pm PST (our team will send you the link to upload your materials)
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the selection process by mid-June


Reach out to us if you have any questions about the application process.

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