The Project LEAD® Institute is a six-day intensive science course designed for the lay public to train breast cancer advocates. The course covers the basics of cancer biology, genetics, epidemiology, research design and advocacy, and provides a foundation of scientific knowledge upon which participants can strengthen and empower themselves as activists. Taught by renowned research faculty, this is a unique opportunity for those interested in learning more about working as an NBCC research advocate.
For a more in-depth look at the Project LEAD experience, please see our Frequently Asked Questions below.
Applicants must be members of NBCC who are:
To apply, you must:
NBCC is currently planning two Project LEAD Institute sessions for the summer of 2022, in La Jolla, CA. Applications for both sessions are currently slated to open in August 2021. Check back periodically for more information.
DATE: July 24, 2022 – July 29, 2022 (Session 1); July 31, 2022 – August 5, 2022 (Session 2)
LOCATION: La Jolla, CA
FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE: TBD
NOTIFICATION DEADLINE: TBD
*Note: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Project LEAD Institute will not be held in 2021*