PRIDE Application Process

 Eligibility Requirements

Individuals from groups listed in NOT-OD-20-031 are highly encouraged to submit applications.

To be eligible to participate in a PRIDE Institute Training Program, you must:

  • Be a full-time research-oriented junior-level faculty member* holding a doctoral degree, such as a PhD, MD, DO, DVM or transitioning** post-doctorate trainee
    • If you have been awarded a substantial grant as a PD/PI such as an R01 you will be not be considered junior-level faculty. You may have been awarded these grants and still be considered junior.  
  • Be a Citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States
  • Have a research focus that is centered on heart, lung, blood, or sleep disorders; health disparities relevant to heart, lung, blood, or sleep disorders; or relevant research methodologies and approaches specific to these areas including implementation science. 
  • Agree to career tracking for up to ten years after training is completed 
  • Has not attended a previous PRIDE/SIPID cohort 

*Junior-level Faculty Rank designation: Typically, junior-level faculty ranks include ‘Instructor’ or ‘Assistant’ Professor, although other ranks are possible depending on University. While ‘Associate’ Professor is often considered mid-level (not junior-level), it may be considered junior-level with justification on a case-by-case basis.

**Transitioning means that you have or will have received a formal faculty appointment by the time the Summer Institute Program convenes and no longer be supported on a training grant. 

Complete and submit the PRIDE Pre-Application Form

If you meet the eligibility criteria for PRIDE participation we will ask for a full PRIDE Application Form that includes:

  • Current CV and/or Biosketch
  • Two letters of reference from Department Chair and Colleague / Mentor will be requested directly from the contact information submitted in the Pre-Application 
  • Separate one-page summaries of:
    • Your educational and research background
    • Brief overview of your research plans 
    • Your research interests
  • Additional site specific request

PRIDE is currently currently accepting pre-applications for Summer 2024. 

Your application will be forwarded to the appropriate program site for review. You will be notified of its status. If you do not meet the eligibility criteria for PRIDE participation, we will contact you within three weeks of receiving your pre-application. If you are unsure of your eligibility go ahead and fill out a pre-application and we will get back to you.

For further information, email the PRIDE Coordination Center, or directly contact the Summer Institute Training Program of your choice.