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LEND applications for Long-Term Traineeships are closed for the 2024-2025 cycle.  Applications for the 2025-2026 cycle will open in February 2025.

Applications for Advanced-Medium Term Trainees will close on June 30, 2024

Applications for Medium-Term Trainees and Short-Term Trainees will remain open until January 2025.


If you are interested in learning more about being a Long-Term Trainee (LTT) in the Stony Brook LEND program before applying CLICK HERE and to be an Advanced Medium-Term Trainee (AMTT) CLICK HERE to learn more.

To sign up for an Informational Session in April/May regarding the LTT and AMTT positions, CLICK HERE. The application will be available in the first week of April.

Ten LTTs will be selected to complete the program with a stipend awarded.  Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Applications for LTTs include a completed application form, short essays, a letter of reference, and a resume/CV. Up to 20 AMTTs will be selected to complete the program. 

Interviews for top-ranked LTT applicants will be conducted in May-June 2024, and selected Trainees will be notified of their status by late July.


For Prospective Medium-Term Trainees (MTTs) and Short-Term Trainees (STTs)

We are currently accepting applications for the Stony Brook LEND Program for undergraduate and graduate students, post-graduate level students, professionals, self-advocates, and family members to become Medium-Term Trainees (MTTs) or Short-Term Trainees (STTs) for the current year 2023-2024 and the 2024-2025 academic year.  

To apply to be a MEDIUM-TERM TRAINEE (MTT) or SHORT-TERM TRAINEE (STT) for the current year, please CLICK HERE!

MTT and STT applications will also be accepted through the middle of March 2025 on a rolling basis and will be evaluated on a monthly basis.


If you would like more information about the Medium-Term and Short-Term Trainee tracks click below for our information sheets.


Medium-Term Trainee Comprehensive Sheet


Short-Term Trainee Comprehensive Sheet




The Stony Brook LEND program takes place from August through May of each year. Trainees will apply each spring and be selected in advance of the August start. All training activities will take place between the end of August and the end of May.

Didactic sessions will take place on Monday evenings (virtually for 2024-2025). Clinical rotations, research experiences, policy opportunities, and other placements will be arranged in collaboration with the LEND Core Faculty.