Programs for Inclusion and Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE)

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The Programs for Inclusion and Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) is an all-expense-paid Summer Institute, research education, and mentoring initiative sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). This initiative addresses the difficulties experienced by junior investigators and transitioning postdoctoral scientists in establishing independent academic research careers and negotiating through the academic ranks.

What the Program Offers

PRIDE offers hands-on, mentored research lab experiences, small project awards for pilot research, and grant writing courses for junior faculty and transitioning post-doctoral candidates from diverse backgrounds. The goal is to increase diversity in the biomedical research workforce while enabling early career investigators to become competitive independent scientists in heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) research.

Chosen applicants will have their training expenses fully covered for two consecutive summers. Training takes place at nine NHLBI-funded sites across the country, and each program is centered on a different area of heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders research:

Who Can Apply for PRIDE?

Junior faculty who hold doctoral degrees, such as a Ph.D., M.D., D.O., D.V.M., or transitioning post-doctorate trainees, may apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are in the biomedical or health sciences. Learn more about who is eligible for PRIDE.

How to Apply

Complete and submit the pre-application form. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you will be asked to complete a full application, including curriculum vitae or bio sketch, two letters of reference, and summaries of your educational/research background, overview of research plans, and research interests. Learn more about the PRIDE application process.


For more information, contact the PRIDE Coordination Core or the Summer Institute Training Program of your choice.