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:
Applications for the 2023 Project LEAD Institute are now open!
DATES: July 30 – August 4, 2023
LOCATION: Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, La Jolla, CA
INSTRUCTIONS: To apply, please complete the form at the link below. The application includes general information questions, an important informational video, as well as short essay questions designed to help us get to know the applicant’s advocacy background and goals. Please take the time to complete these questions thoughtfully. Applicants must also submit two letters of recommendation on this template. These recommendations can come from anyone who can speak thoroughly about your breast cancer advocacy activities. All letters should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for the 2023 Project LEAD Institute are now closed.
FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 21, 2023
Applications will be accepted on a monthly basis beginning at the end of January 2023. All notifications of acceptance will be made no later than May 1, 2023.