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 will hold two Project LEAD Institute sessions for the summer of 2022, in La Jolla, CA. Applications for both sessions are now open.
SESSION 1: July 24, 2022 – July 29, 2022
SESSION 2: July 31, 2022 – August 5, 2022
*Applications for the 2022 Project LEAD Institute are now closed.*
LOCATION: La Jolla, CA
FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 22, 2022
NOTIFICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with final notification no later than June 1, 2022.