Selection Process

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This is a pseudo-colored image of high-resolution gradient-echo MRI scan of a fixed cerebral hemisphere from a person with multiple sclerosis. Credit: Govind Bhagavatheeshwaran/Daniel Reich,

Resumes/CVs for the NINDS Health Disparities in Tribal Communities Summer Program will be accepted from January 4, 2021, until March 1, 2021.

A selection committee that includes Individuals from the NINDS neuroscience community (staff scientists and clinicians, principal investigators and program directors) will review applications and make recommendations to the NINDS Scientific Director, who will serve as the selecting official.

Applicants will be informed of the committee’s decisions by e-mail before the end of April.

Selection Criteria

The following criteria will be used by the selection committee when reviewing applications for the NINDS Health Disparities in Tribal Communities Summer Program:

  •    Strong cover letter stating:

                 1)  defined career goals and
                 2) demonstrated interest in exploring neuroscience research and Health Disparities in Tribal Communities;

  •    Strength of Letters of Recommendation;
  •    Resume with evidence of leadership experience in school and in the community; and,
  •    Coursework and grades.


Questions about the NINDS Health Disparities in Tribal Communities SIP program should be directed to:

Dr. Angel de la Cruz Landrau
Program Coordinator, Summer Internship Office
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Institutes of Health
301-496-0899
angel.delacruzlandrau@nih.gov