National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund

2023 Project LEAD Institute Application

Basic Information

Breast Cancer Organization Affiliation

Optional Demographic Information

Short Essay Questions

Please answer the following questions thoughtfully. These responses are a critical part of the selection process for acceptance as a Project LEAD participant. As there are a limited number of spaces available, this competitive process enables us to choose participants who desire to play an active, integral part in NBCC’s fight to end breast cancer for everyone.

Scholarship Application

NBCC is pleased to offer need-based scholarships to attend the Project LEAD Institute. We hope to accommodate as many individuals as possible, but funds are limited and financial assistance is not guaranteed. We offer a lodging scholarship (full coverage of a shared hotel room for the duration of the Institute), as well as a travel scholarship of up to $300 to ease travel costs. Please specify the type of assistance you require as you answer the questions below.
Your answer to these questions is mandatory in order to complete the scholarship application process.

COVID-19 Precautions

NBCC requires that individuals must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to attend in-person events such as the Project LEAD Institute.

Additional Application Requirements

Before submitting your application, you must watch the embedded video on the right hand side of this form. This video gives an overview of Project LEAD, the program, and what is required of attendees. Once you have viewed it, please confirm below.

To complete your application, you must submit TWO letters of recommendation. Please use the template attached in the "Downloads" section of this form. Completed recommendations can be submitted to

About the Project LEAD Institute

Before applying to Project LEAD, please review the brief video above.

Project LEAD is NBCC's premier science training program. This intensive course trains lay advocates in the fundamentals of breast cancer science, research design and the critical-thinking skills needed to be effective advocates.


Project LEAD Letter of Recommendation Template

Please submit completed recommendations to