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2022 LEAP Application Form

The CRA LEAdership Program (LEAP) is a mentorship program designed for rheumatologists at an early career stage who are likely to become leaders in research, education, and/or advocacy in Canada.

This program seeks to identify and promote leadership in rheumatologists early in their career (within 5 years post fellowship in rheumatology or pediatric rheumatology).  It is comprised of a variety of initiatives identified via a needs assessment and in collaboration with Canadian mentors and expert advisors.  It provides aspiring rheumatologists with the opportunity to enhance their professional and leadership development skills and is designed for future leaders in academic and community practice.
Application Process
This is a joint application process that requires application to be completed by the Candidate and their Supporter.
  • Candidate completes the Candidate portion of the application form (including uploaded 1-page CV)
  • Candidate saves Candidate portion of the application form and sends link to a Supporter of their choice (i.e. program director, division head or research or community leader) 
  • Supporter reviews Candidate portion of the application form, completes Support portion of application form (including uploaded letter of support) and submits online form to complete application process
Evaluation Criteria  
A review committee comprised of CRA members will review and select the successful applicants based on the following criteria:
  • CV (3 points)
  • Statement of current and future interests in research, education, advocacy, community leadership, etc. (4 points)  
  • Letter of support (3 points)  
  • Total score 10 points
For more information, read LEAP Guidelines.