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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. | Submit an application for the 2017 TL1 Program Awards

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 
  • Project summary 

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.


Colleen Spees, PhD

“The CCTS has truly been a blessing. The CCTS funded my research with a TL1 Award for two years, and since I received the award I am able to devote all of my time to research. I have been able to attend many of the courses that they offer, use several of their core services, and attend their grant writing and research design seminars.

Without the TL1 Award there is no way I could be this far in my research. [With this funding] I am now able to devote 20-25 more hours a week solely to my research. This directly resulted in a couple of publications and contributed to my involvement in two other studies that make my initial study more translational. Due to the time the CCTS allowed me to have, I was provided with many opportunities. I was even able to co-write OSU’s first nutritional genomics course.

The CCTS is a fabulous resource for students and employees looking to enhance their translational research training and to collaborate with top notch investigators.”

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