MI-LEND 2024-2025 Application is Now Closed

The application period for the 2024-2025 MI-LEND Long-Term Trainee Cohort year is now closed. If you submitted an application, please see the process timeline below:
  • The deadline to complete and submit an application is May 1st, 2024.
  • All recommendations - form and letters - must be submitted by your recommenders by May 6th, 2024.
  • All applicants will be notified of acceptance decisions by June 1st, 2024.


Who can be a MI-LEND Trainee?

MI-LEND is an interdisciplinary leadership training program for Michigan’s emerging leaders in disability. Trainees can be from anywhere in the state, but need to be at least one of the following:

  • A student currently enrolled in a Masters program or accepted for the fall semester (Fall 2024)
  • Doctoral students
  • Post-doctoral students and fellows
  • Medical students
  • Residents
  • Community professionals who have completed the basic professional level of training in their disciplines
  • Primary family members of an individual with disabilities (parents, siblings)
  • Individuals with disabilities (Self-advocates)


Program Requirements for the 2024-2025 Cohort year include:

  • Completion of 300 hours of didactic (80), clinical (40), community (80), and flex (100) time.

  • Active participation in 14, 90-minute didactic Zoom sessions (on Tuesday evenings starting September 2024).

  • Five (5) in-person and one (1) virtual all-day Friday sessions (9:30 AM - 5:00 PM) (starting September 2024).

  • Completion of online learning modules and group activities throughout the year.


Materials Needed to Apply

To apply, all potential trainees must complete the following:

  1. Submit an online or paper application
  2. Upload a resume or Curriculum Vita (CV)
  3. Upload an unofficial transcript if you are a current student (official transcripts will be requested if you are accepted into the program)
  4. Upload an optional writing sample (e.g. an article or paper you wrote)
  5. Identify two (2) people in your application who are familiar with your academic, professional, and/or lived experiences. They will be sent an email and asked to complete the MI-LEND Recommendation Form and provide a letter of recommendation on your behalf.


You can learn more about who can apply to become a MI-LEND trainee by visiting the MI-LEND Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page at the link below:




For more information on how LEND Training impacts trainees and the lives of those they serve and provide care for, please view the video below. To turn on Closed Captions, after clicking on play, click on the CC button in the lower right corner of the video.

For more information, or to share this opportunity with someone else, please click the link below to download/print the MI-LEND 2024 - 2025 Flyer:

MI-LEND 2024-2025 Long-Term Trainee Flyer


If you need accommodations to complete the application or have questions about the requirements of the MI-LEND training program, please contact the MI-LEND Training Director, Michael Bray, at mikebray@wayne.edu or (313) 577-4178.