Leading Emerging and Diverse Scientists to Success (LEADS)
Launch your research career through the Leading Emerging and Diverse Scientists to Success (LEADS) program.
LEADS is an innovative, year-long Fellowship in Translational Research designed to meet the unique needs of junior faculty and post-docs who belong to underrepresented groups, as defined by the National Institutes of Health. Fellows will develop skills in multiple areas including grant writing and team science, which are essential to launching a successful biomedical research career.
In the LEADS program:
- Fellows take month-long online training modules to develop specific competencies; these modules combine asynchronous and synchronous activities to help trainees network while they learn.
- Leaders at the MSIs serve as career coaches to advise and support trainees as they build biomedical research careers.
- Fellows plan and track their careers by using the Customized Career Development Plan.
Fellows who complete the program:
- Earn a Certificate in Research Skills Development.
- Earn a letter of commendation.
- Are eligible for travel awards to disseminate their research at conferences.
- Earn CME credit.
Who Should Apply?
Prior to applying, trainees are encouraged to contact the member of the leadership team from their institution to discuss the requirements of this program. Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.
LEADS is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). There is no cost to participants.