Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Application Process
The application cycle for 2020-2021 is currently closed. We will be accepting applications again starting in September 2020.
How to apply
Applicants: Training those from underrepresented groups, including non-professional family members and persons with disabilities, is a very high priority. Graduate or post-graduate participants, family members, and self-advocates are welcome to apply. Professional trainees will be accepted only from the following disciplines: clinical or school psychology, social work, child psychiatry, pediatrics, speech/language pathology, physical therapy, education including special education, genetics, public health, and nursing.
Benefits to being a LEND trainee
There are many benefits to being a LEND trainee including:
- Opportunity to participate in a state of the art clinical and community training experience with one-to-one faculty mentoring
- Unique chance to learn with a group of students from other disciplines
- Stipend payment (for some trainees)
- Focused training on leadership skills and competencies, including opportunities in advocacy
- Training in evidence-based practices and family-centered and culturally-sensitive care for underserved children and families in underrepresented communities
Appointment and Stipend
Financial stipends are available to support up to nine long-term trainees, including fulltime trainees. Additional long-term trainees will be considered who meet all criteria and do not require a stipend. Medium-term trainees, including Advanced Medium-term trainees, will not receive stipends.
To apply, please complete this online application »
Positions for paid long-term applicants in the fields of psychology, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology are currently OPEN.
Applications will be reviewed by the LEND faculty team. Applicants meeting initial requirements will be contacted for a semi-structured interview with one or more faculty members. The discipline director will review applicant credentials and/or experience and interview the applicant. Final decisions will be communicated to the applicant via email.