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Mentored Research Training Program (TL1)

CCTS Mentored Research Training Program

The overall goal of the CCTS TL1 program is to provide trainees with the skills required to develop a career in trans-disciplinary clinical and translational research relevant to human health.

The TL1 award is available to:

  • Students pursuing a PhD with training and research focused on clinical or translational science;
  • Post-professional degree students enrolled in resident or fellow education programs and who do not hold faculty appointments at the level of assistant professor or higher pursuing a degree in clinical or translational science; and
  • Pre-professional degree students pursuing training in health professions (e.g. MD, DDS, DVM, Pharmacy, Clinical Psychology, and other professional degree programs)

All TL1 awardees will receive:

  • Stipend support awarded at the NIH allowed annual maximum;
  • Tuition support;
  • Limited funding 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; and
  • Access to a training curriculum in clinical and translational research methodology and specialized seminars.

Application Process

All applicants will be required to submit the following:

  • Online application (coming soon)
  • Letter of support from the Academic Advisor
  • Letter of support from lead mentor and one additional mentor
  • Transcripts
  • Test scores
  • NIH Biosketch
  • Career development plan (1 page)
  • Project summary (2 pages)

U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals and permanent residents with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research are invited to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH programs.

This support is available for a period of one year with a second year of support provided contingent upon approval of a written and brief oral progress report presented to the Executive Committee. Support for post-professional awardees is for one year only.

Related Pages

Acknowledging CTSA grant support in publications

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