Program Eligibility

​​​​​​Early career academics including junior faculty and transitioning postdoctoral scholars who have yet to receive an independent NIH research award (R01 type) or similar award are eligible to apply. All applicants must complete the pre-application form for the PRIDE Coordination Center to determine eligibility.

To be eligible to participate, you must:

  • Be a research-oriented junior-level faculty member holding a doctoral degree, such as a PhD, MD, DO, DVM or  post-doctoral scholar transitioning*​ into a faculty position.
  • Have a background or experience that will broaden the demographics of the biomedical workforce in the areas of heart, lung, blood and sleep
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Have a research focus that is centered on heart, lung, blood, or sleep disorders research; health disparities research relevant to heart, lung, blood, or sleep disorders; or relevant research methodologies and approaches specific to these areas
  • Participate in career tracking for up to ten years after training is completed
  • Have not attended a previous PRIDE/SIPID cohort
  • Have not received an independent NIH research award (R01 type) or a similar award
*Transitioning means that you have or will have received a formal faculty appointment by the time the Summer Institute convenes.

In addition to applicants from national pools, we especially encourage applications from within the University of California (UC) system's UC President's and San Diego Chancellor's Fellowship Programs, the ​Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) Program, and the national network of NIH-supported Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA) programs.

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