Supporting trainees seeking a practical introduction to clinical and translational research

The goal of the TL1 Mentored Clinical Research Training Program program is to increase the number of well-trained clinician-scientists who can lead the design and oversight of future clinical investigations critical to address the nation's biomedical, behavioral, and clinical needs. It is funded through a grant from the National Center for Clinical and Translational Science (NCATS) and is part of the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) program.

The TL1 award is available to:

  • Predoctoral candidates and combined health-professional doctorate-master's candidates 
  • Postdoctoral fellows seeking additional training in clinical research

TL1 awardees will receive:

  • Stipend support awarded at the NIH allowed annual maximum;
  • Up to $4,000 to defray the cost of the research program and travel to national meetings;
  • Access to the CCTS professional services and staff, including biostatistics, subject recruitment, and human subjects approval; 
  • Access to a training curriculum in clinical and translational research methodology and specialized training seminars;
  • Tuition support for predoctoral awardees

The award is renewable for a total of two years of funding, based on the trainee making satisfactory progress.

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