ARI Application

Applicants should be prepared to be working on an R01 (or equivalent). Most successful applicants will have sufficient pilot data to support an R01 application. We always receive more applications than we can accept, so please be sure that your application (e.g., personal statement) documents your readiness for this program.

While ARI is a year-long program, a key component is the Spring Retreat. We have booked our reservation for the 2023 retreat at the Tanque Verde Ranch in Tucson, AZ.

How to Apply

To apply, please upload the application materials listed below to our website in one bookmarked pdf file.  Applications for ARI 2023 closed. 

When naming and saving your pdf file, please use your last name as the file name, e.g. Smith.pdf. In addition, please make sure your last name appears in the header on the upper right of each page of your application.

  • Cover page (including current address, phone number, email, current institution and position, one sentence on your area of research, and previous and current funding)
  • A 500-word description of your current program of research, mentoring and scientific advisory needs, and other gaps that could be addressed by participating in ARI
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • R01 (or equivalent) prospectus, draft R01 proposal, or previously submitted R01 (with summary “pink” review sheets if available)* 
  • Two letters of recommendation. If you are submitting your letters of recommendation separately, they should be emailed to Please contact us so we can expect your letters.

*The program was designed to accommodate Scholars in varying stages of research grant preparation. Candidates who have already submitted an NIH application or have a draft should send what they have prepared. Others who are earlier in the process should submit a prospectus, typically 2-3 pages, including a problem statement, aims, hypotheses, rationale and synopsis of the basic design and methodology.

ARI Spring Retreat 2023

Tanque Verde Ranch

Tucson, AZ | Date: April 19-22, 2023

Applications for ARI 2023 are closed.

Applications for ARI 2023 are closed.