Mark Your Calendar:
NINR's next Boot Camp will take place
July 22-26, 2013!

Applications available April 1st!


The NINR Fatigue/Sleep Methodologies Boot Camp, part of the NINR Symptom Research Methodologies Series, is a one-week intensive research training course at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. Sponsored by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), the course is administered by the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) as one of the Bio-Trac programs.

The Fatigue/Sleep Boot Camp will provide a foundation in methodologies for use in research. The purpose of the course is to increase the research capability of graduate students and faculty. The course will feature lectures by distinguished guest speakers, classroom discussion, and laboratory training.

The course is provided by the NINR at no cost. Attendees are required to pay for housing, food, and transportation expenses incurred during program participation.

Course Topics

This course will cover a number of topics relevant to fatigue and sleep research including fatigue/sleep measurement, treatments, and genetics. For additional details, please see the agenda.

Course Objectives

  • Increase knowledge in fatigue/sleep methodologies for use in research
  • Discuss strategies for incorporating novel methods into research proposals

Who Should Attend?

Graduate students, faculty, and clinicians who are citizens or permanent U.S. residents may apply. Applicants should demonstrate potential for productive research careers.

Speakers, Faculty, and Staff

The speakers in this course will include nationally and internationally known fatigue and sleep scientists from various institutions including the NIH and universities across the United States.

Course Dates

The Fatigue/Sleep Boot Camp will be held Monday, July 22, to Friday, July 26, 2013. Classes will begin daily at 8:30 am and adjourn at or before 5:30 pm.


NIH Campus
Building 60 (The Cloisters)
Bethesda, MD


The NINR offers the following links to resources in the Bethesda NIH campus area to help participants plan their stay.

NIH Housing List

Area Hotels

Bethesda Campus Map

NIH Security Info

NIH Transportation Services (including campus shuttle)

Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (bus and subway)

Ride-On Map (local bus routes)

NIH Moving Guide

Bethesda Dining

Other Housing Lists
(phone contact 202-885-3370 or email

Contact Information

For questions on the NINR Fatigue/Sleep Methodologies Boot Camp, please contact:

Dr. Mary Engler
Training Director
Senior Clinician/Chief Vascular Biology Unit, Tissue Injury Branch
NINR Division of Intramural Research
National Institutes of Health
1 Cloister Court
Room 253, MSC 4733
Bethesda, MD 20892-4733
Phone: 301-594-0081