Rising Voices of Narcolepsy 2021: Now Accepting Applications

Raise Your Voice

Project Sleep is proud to announce that we are now accepting applications for our fifth Rising Voices of Narcolepsy training course, taking place this summer. This leadership program trains people with narcolepsy 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 of Narcolepsy combines the power of authentic storytelling with expert communication strategies to raise awareness and reduce stigma for all those facing narcolepsy. Click here to learn more about the program’s mission and development.

Important Details

  • Eligibility: To be considered for the program, applicants must be age 18 or older and diagnosed with narcolepsy or idiopathic hypersomnia. 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. Participants submit weekly assignments via an online portal and there are optional video meetings to ask questions and foster connections between fellow RVN trainees and staff.

See Examples

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

Apply Today

The application deadline is April 15th, 2021 at 12 midnight ET and we will inform applicants of our decision in early May 2021.

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