Summer Training Institute

We are pleased to announce the AWARD Network will be hosting our first Summer Training Institute the week of July 15-19, 2024, in San Francisco, CA.

The goal of this week-long institute is to train early-stage researchers, such as doctoral candidates, post-doctoral scholars, and assistant professors, in the concepts underlying rigorous research on the health workforce and on care for Persons Living with Dementia (PLWD), including approaches to conducting and disseminating such research.

The Summer Institute will include site visits to one or more sites involved in basic dementia research and healthcare programs in which direct care workers support PLWD. We will offer immersive training on topics such as labor economics, workforce definitions, research data sources, clinical aspects of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD) care, and public policy including state and federal regulations impacting care and payment. We will review quantitative and qualitative research methods, funding mechanisms and grant writing, research dissemination and outreach, and leadership development. Participants with leave the Summer Institute with a research and mentoring plan.

We will be accepting up to 20 participants in the AWARD Summer Institute. Stipend funding will be available to assist with expenses. We are exploring local housing options.

For the application, click here.

Please email us at [email protected] with questions.