Clinical and Translational Science Center

CTSC TL1 PRE AND POST-DOCTORAL TRAINING AWARD

APPLICATION REVIEW CRITERIA


Similar to the NIH process, each proposal is reviewed by at least two independent reviewers for scientific merit based on translational focus and significance. The following criteria are taken into consideration:

  • Scientific Merit of proposed research
  • Candidate's strength for career in science (career statement, potential for future funding and publication, publication/presentation background, and quality of research experience)
  • Research team – new collaborations are strongly encouraged. If this is not a new collaboration, is there strong evidence of a new direction for an existing team? Are the investigators well-qualified to undertake the project?
  • Departmental Commitment – Letter from division/department head ensuring protected time for the candidate's research project
  • Letters of recommendation from mentors and the Mentorship Plan (see Requirements for Mentoring Plan)
  • The following areas receive additional priorities for their special relevance to the CTSC mission:

      Clinical and Translational Methodologies – Projects aimed at improving research methods and/or incubating novel technologies to accelerate multidisciplinary clinical and translational research. Emphasis on drug discovery, targeted therapeutics, biomarker trials, or device development.

      Community-Based Studies – Projects focusing on health needs of underserved populations and/ or directly impacting health outcomes in the community. Emphasis on comparative effectiveness and health disparities research.

      Pediatric and Women's Health Studies

      Biostatistical Methodology and Design

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E-mail: CTSC_TL1@med.cornell.edu