Frequently Asked Questions
The program is geared toward individuals at the critical transition point between the completion of research training and initial faculty appointment or very early in the initial appointment. If you are in the final year of an MD or PhD program, an advanced postdoctoral student, or a junior faculty member and are less than two years in a mental health research center trajectory, then you qualify to apply to the CDI.
Not at this time. Right now, we are focusing on fellows and faculty just beginning their academic careers.
No. We strongly believe that the sum of the program exceeds its parts and its participants will achieve a much richer reward by participating in the entire 24-month program. The letter of recommendation provided by your Chair should indicate commitment to complete attendance, as should your personal statement. You will also be expected to sign a statement of intent agreeing to participate fully in the program. To help with planning, we've provided an estimated timetable of program activities.