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Population Studies Workshop

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Application Info

2013 NHLBI Population Studies Workshop

6:00 p.m. July 28 – noon, July 31, 2013 

National Institutes of Health Bethesda, Maryland

Application Deadline

The application and all supporting documents must be submitted by April 1, 2013 to: This mailbox is for applications only.


  • Early career investigators with previous research experience (K awardees, junior faculty, new investigators, post-doctoral fellows)
  • Other interested investigators with research experience
  • Targeted toward investigators not currently involved in these studies

Registration Fee

None (participants are responsible for own costs for travel, lodging and meals)

Materials needed

Each participant must bring a laptop or similar device with wireless internet capability.

Application Process

A complete application package includes: Application Form, State of Interest/Career Development, Draft Manuscript Proposal, NIH Biosketch, and Letter of Support.

Application Form (68 KB). Consideration for selection requires that the following documents be submitted electronically. (send each document as separate files in one email)

  • Application
    A completed, signed application form must be submitted.

  • Statement of Interest/Career Development
    A statement of interest including career development goals must be written by the applicant. This statement should not exceed one page and focus on how this workshop will assist in the applicant’s career development.

  • Draft Manuscript Proposal (Please use this template): Manuscript Proposal (17 KB).
    To assist us in selecting applicants who will benefit most from the Workshop, we are interested your ideas regarding potential manuscripts that may follow from the two studies, Jackson Heart Study, (JHS Publications and Manuscript Proposals) and the Strong Heart Study. Please review each study’s publications on their website prior to developing your draft proposal. Prepare a brief, 1-2 page manuscript proposal that includes the following: Title, Rationale and Background, Research Questions or Main Hypotheses, Study Design and Analysis (design, data source, inclusion/exclusion, outcome and other variables to be used, and a brief summary of a data analysis plan), and References (optional). Your proposal will serve as the basis for discussion and for a brief presentation on the last day of the workshop.

  • NIH Biosketch
    A current NIH biographical sketch must be submitted.

  • Letter of Support
    A letter of support, addressed to the NHLBI Population Studies Workshop Committee must accompany the application. It should be written by a third party (Department or Division head or mentor) and focus on the applicant’s career development path, role in his or her department, and level of involvement in a particular research focus. The letter should not exceed one page.

Note: Applicants who decline after acceptance deny another worthy applicant the opportunity to participate. Therefore, a submitted application represents a commitment to participate in the full program if accepted.

Workshop Locations

Doubletree Bethesda Hotel (Sunday, July 28, 6:00 p.m.)
8120 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814

Natcher Conference Center (Building 45) (July 29 – 31)
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland
(Metro: Red Line to Medical Center)


Workshop rate is available at the following hotel, or you may make your own arrangements.

Doubletree Hotel, Bethesda (Metro: Red Line)
8120 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814
(301) 652-2000

Rate: $190.97 per night (includes tax, buffet breakfast.)
To receive this rate, you must make your hotel reservation by July 2, 2013.
(mention NHLBI Population Studies Workshop)
Walking distance to NIH; complimentary shuttle available.

For questions

NHLBI Population Studies Workshop