ISRTP Mentee/Trainee Overview

Is your objective to make a career in the field of sleep research? Apply as a Mentee/Trainee in the International Sleep Research Training Program by March 1, 2019 to be a member of the inaugural Class of 2020.

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KEY TOPICS COVERED WITHIN THE MENTORSHIP

  • Research study development, implementation and replication (including study design, selection of specific aims and outcomes, data analysis, authorship, and ethical concerns)
  • Clinical exposure to management of sleep disorders
  • Scientific communication skills (including presenting and publishing results)
  • Obtaining and managing research funds
  • Career development

KEY MENTEE OUTCOMES

  • Acquisition of knowledge and understanding of sleep science
  • Acquisition of research skills
  • Clinical exposure to the management of sleep disorders
  • Accepted manuscripts
  • Funded grants
  • Academic and societal leadership

MENTEE APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply as a Mentee/Trainee in the program, applicants must first complete a Communication Skills/English intake interview, conducted by World Sleep Society. During this interview, the Mentee/Trainee must cover the motivation behind application, as well as prior research experience. Additionally, the following criteria must be met:

  • Education requirement: PhD, MD, or equivalent degree
  • Completed application
  • A personal statement detailing plans for research and how to develop sleep research in country of origin (max 500 words)
  • Biosketch
  • Letter of support from home mentor related to academic performance
  • Letter of support from home institution
  • Letter of support from members of home institution who are active in research
  • Copy of funding letter or evidence of funding OR provisional status until letter of funding received

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR CLASS OF 2020

March 1, 2019
Applications will be accepted by email only and should arrive no later than March 1, 2019. All submissions will receive a confirmation email within 3 business days.

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