2022 Rising Voices Application Now Open!

Raise Your Voice

Project Sleep is now accepting applications for our 2022 Rising Voices training! This leadership program trains people with narcolepsy and other sleep disorders to effectively raise awareness through public speaking. 

Graduates are equipped to share their stories with healthcare providers, universities, local communities, news outlets, blogs, and beyond. Rising Voices combines the power of authentic storytelling with expert communication strategies to raise awareness and reduce stigma. Click here to learn more about the program’s mission and development.

See important details and application below.

Rising Voices 2022 training schedule

Important Details

  • Eligibility: To be considered for the program, applicants must be age 18 or older and diagnosed with narcolepsy, idiopathic hypersomnia, sleep apnea, or another sleep disorder. We will evaluate qualified applicants based on enthusiasm and capability and aim to have a diverse set of participants that represents a wide range of demographics and backgrounds. International applicants are welcome; the course is in English.
  • Commitment: The training takes about 3-4 hours per week over the five-week course. In addition, participants are expected to spend about 20 – 30 hours over the next year to fulfill the program’s core goals. SPOTS ARE LIMITED, so please be considerate of fellow applicants and apply only if you can fulfill this commitment.
  • Cost: There is a $75 tuition fee to enroll in the program. We welcome all applicants regardless of ability to pay. A reduced tuition fee is available.
  • Online Learning: These trainings are conducted online, NO travel is required and there are no required meetings. Participants submit weekly assignments via an online portal and there are optional video meetings to ask questions and foster connections between fellow Rising Voices trainees and staff.

See Examples

Watch examples of our Rising Voices speakers sharing their stories in this video series and monthly live story sharing series.

Apply Today

The application deadline is April 15th, 2022 at 12 midnight ET, and we will inform applicants of our decision in early May 2022.

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