Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Research Training Program in Self- and Family Management
The purpose of this training program funded by NINR is to prepare nurse researchers to contribute to the science of self- and family management of chronic conditions or the risk for the development of these conditions. Trainees work with faculty from YSN and across Yale University who are making significant contributions to self- and family management research. The program focuses on the development of knowledge and the understanding of self- and family management, development of interventions, and the testing of these interventions.
The program builds on the current YSN doctoral program by adding substantive and methodological content in the conceptual basis of self- and family management of chronic conditions, provides research experience in self- and family management, and allows trainees the opportunity for in-depth study in a cognate area related to self- and family management.
Students admitted to the Nursing Ph.D. program will be invited to apply if their research interests are commensurate with the program. Potential applicants are welcome to contact the program directors for more information.
Postdoctoral training builds on the predoctoral educational experience and prepares the investigator to conduct more complex studies that involve an interdisciplinary perspective on self- and family management and the need for sophisticated analytic techniques. Postdoctoral trainees may enroll in courses each term appropriate to their work. Trainees work with experienced faculty researchers on ongoing studies, participate in interdisciplinary postdoctoral training programs in specific centers within the University, and develop a proposal for extramural funding.
Candidates for the postdoctoral training program may include doctorally prepared faculty members, clinical researchers, and recent graduates from doctoral programs in nursing or related disciplines. Candidates must articulate a research idea that is consistent with the training program, and have an appropriate faculty mentor match.
Applicants to the postdoctoral training program must submit the following materials: a statement of research experience within the last five years; a statement of goals for the postdoctoral experience; a preliminary proposal for a research study to be conducted under the supervision of a faculty mentor; copies of up to three published articles or research reports; three letters of reference attesting to the applicant’s ability and potential for an independent research career, one of which must be from a member of the applicant’s dissertation committee and one from a person with whom the applicant has a current research affiliation; an official transcript from the doctoral program; and a current curriculum vitae and prior GRE scores.
Postdoctoral application materials are due March 15.
Other postdoctoral training opportunities may be arranged. The School of Nursing has two types of postdoctoral appointees: Fellows, who are funded directly from an outside source (i.e., individual NRSA) and are trainees, not employees; and Associates, who are supported by Yale-administered research grants or contracts in order to provide essential services related to the supported research and who are Yale employees.
The associate dean for scholarly affairs, Nancy Redeker (203-737-2420), email@example.com, can be contacted for more information. All postdoctoral appointees at Yale University follow the policies of the Provost’s Office. International appointees must register with the Office of International Students and Scholars upon arrival at Yale. If postdoctoral appointees are fully funded by their governments, they are not permitted to earn a supplemental salary from Yale sources.
Educating the Next Generation of Research Scientists
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