Now entering its 3rd year, the ABMR Early Stage Investigator Program (ABMR ESI) provides leadership training and mentorship to promising behavioral medicine researchers. Scholars who represent diversity as defined by the NIH are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Leadership Program

led by Dr. Norman Anderson, helps people identify their short- and long-term career goals and teaches leadership qualities relevant to research and teaching.

The Mentorship Workshop

Co-led by Dr. Everson-Rose and Dr. Hall, is designed to build an active, engaged support network of near-peers. The theme of the workshop is “Fostering Your Leadership Journey and Growing Your Network”.


Individuals are within 10 years of their terminal degree and the Principal Investigator of a current NIH-funded K-series or equivalent mentored career development award (e.g. KL2 award from CTSA), or PI of a first R-series award or equivalent independent research award

Send all materials in one email to ABMR administrator, Jaclyn Sadiua at – Include ABMR ESI Program Application in the subject line.
The nomination deadline is January 13, 2023

Click the link below for more information and a complete list of program activities.