The entire application process is online at the national PRIDE Coordination Core website established at Washington University.
Candidates will apply through a two-stage process. No paper applications will be accepted.

I. Pre-Application (online)

The pre-application is completed to determine your eligibility for the specific PRIDE program to which you wish to apply. Once completed, the pre-application will be sent to the PRIDE Program Director for review and eligibility will be determined. If the applicant is eligible then an invitation will be sent from the PRIDE Coordination Core to complete a Full Application. This application site cannot be accessed without an invitation.

II. Full Application Components (online)

  • Application Form
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Statement of Research Experience (1-2 pages, single-spaced)
  • Statement of current Research Interest/career goals (one page, single-spaced)

Chairman's Recommendation Letter

An invitation will be sent to your Department Chair from the Coordination Core for a letter of recommendation. This must state the following which confirms that the applicant has permission to fully participate in the PRIDE program.

  1. You will be granted 5% protected time and effort throughout the 2-year training period for a mid-year mentor visit, annual workshop in Bethesda, MD and online evaluations
  2. During the summer, 20% effort will be dedicated to attend the PRIDE Institutes (2-weeks)
  3. You will have access to institutional resources for preparing grant applications
  4. This letter should also address the candidate's potential for independent research and dedication to a long-term academic career.
  5. The letter must be submitted electronically to the Coordination Core

Mentor or Colleague's Recommendation Letter

An invitation will be sent to the Mentor/Colleague from the Coordination Core for a second letter of recommendation. This letter can be from a former mentor (PhD thesis, postdoctoral fellowship, sub-specialty training etc.) or colleague. This letter should address among other points, the candidates potential for independent research and dedication to a long-term academic career. The letter must be submitted electronically to the Coordination Core.

ADMISSIONS PROCESS

The Augusta University-PRIDE Admissions Committee will review completed applications and make recommendations to the Program Director. A written notification of the final decision will be provided to each applicant electronically.

Note applicants will have 14 days to send a letter of acceptance or decline the offer for admission in order to hold his/her place in the program.

CURRENT APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling until all slots are filled.

Applications for the current grant period are currently being accepted. Visit the PRIDE Coordination Core website to begin the application process.

Contact Mary Johnson, Program Administrator (maryjohnson@augusta.edu) if you have questions or concerns.

Policy for multiple PRIDE applications

There will be seven PRIDE institutes offered in the summer of 2016. See the Coordination Core website for more details. Mentees may apply to more than one PRIDE program. Additional information on the other PRIDE programs can be obtained at the individual program websites. If an applicant is accepted in more than one program, a decision as to which program he/she will attend must be made. After a mentee has accepted a position in a PRIDE Program, the other program(s) should be notified immediately, and the second application will be withdrawn. Once a written commitment has been made to one program, a candidate will not be allowed to switch PRIDE Programs. There may be a limited opportunity for mentees to attend sessions at other institutes if no conflict in schedule occurs and/or space is available in the PRIDE program of interest. Permission to attend limited sessions in another institute must be obtained from the Program Directors of both institutes. If funds are available, the Mentee may be supported for this additional training, otherwise the expense will be covered by the mentee from personal funds.