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Pre-Application for BTNRH Postdoctoral Training Program

​​An individual interested in learning more about postdoctoral training opportunities at BTNRH may submit this form to signify interest and to obtain more information about our program. Postdoctoral training may be applicable for an individual who will soon complete, or who has recently completed, a doctoral degree (Ph.D., D.Sc., M.D.-Ph.D.) in communication disorders and related fields. Major support for our training program comes from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through an institutional postdoctoral T32 training grant in communication disorders and related fields. Other postdoctoral training positions may be available in these fields and auditory neuroscience through other support mechanisms.

Your completion of this pre-application form will inform us of your interest in our training program, and provide us with contact information and other general background information. The form includes a comments field at the end in which you may submit specific questions to us regarding our program.

Consistent with the guidelines of the NIH T32 grant, BTNRH has a recruitment and retention plan to enhance diversity in postdoctoral training. This plan extends to the following classes of candidates: individuals from racial and ethnic groups that are underrepresented in health-related sciences on a national basis, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. The pre-application form includes questions in this area that will help us identify such individuals.

All information that you may provide will remain confidential at BTNRH, except for de-identified data that BTNRH may provide to the NIH at their request.

To begin, please complete the form and select the "Submit" button at the bottom of the form. Your form will not be sent unless you click the submit button. We will respond promptly to your inquiry.

1. Full Name:
2. Mailing Address:
    City
    State
    Zip
3. Telephone Number:
4. Email Address:  
5. Current Position:
6. Doctoral-Granting Instituion in which you are enrolled or have a degree:
7. If you have completed your doctoral degree, provide the year of graduation.  Otherwise, provide the month and year in which you expect to graduate
8. Doctoral Degree (Ph.D., D.Sc., M.D.-Ph.D, or other):
9. Brief Description of your research field, or title of dissertation if graduated:
Question 10 pertains to eligibility for a NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Short-Term Institutional Training Grant.
10. Are you a citizen of noncitizen national of the United States, or are you applying or have you been lawfully admitted for permanent residents in the United States?
Questions 11-13 are relevant to enhancing the diversity of trainees from under-represented groups in post-doctoral training at BTNRH.  Your responses to these questions are entirely voluntary.  You may choose not to answer these or other questions.  Your pre-application will be considered no matter how you choose to answer.  We do seek this information because any responses are useful to us, and also to the NIH, in efforts to enhance the diversity pool of applications for postdoctoral fellowships.
11. Please inform us if you are a member of one or more of the following racial or ethnic groups:




12. Please inform us if you have a disability, which is defined by the NIH as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
13. Please inform us if you are from a disadvantaged background.  This includes individuals from a family with an annual income below established low-income thresholds, and from a social, cultural, or educational environment such as that found in certain rural or inner-city environments that inhibit the individual from obtaining knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to develop and participate in a research career.
14. Please submit any additional comments or questions to use about postdoctoral training at BTNRH in the space below:
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