CTSC TL1 PRE AND POST-DOCTORAL TRAINING AWARD APPLICATIONS

DUE BY 5PM ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2017

$28,120 for one year (Pre-docs)
Up to $65,122 for one year* (Post-docs)*
*Depending on level of experience

Funding Dates: July 1, 2017 – May 31, 2019
NOTE: Funding for this award is based on continued NIH CTSC Grant Funding.

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View Eligibility Requirements and Application Instructions

The goal of the CTSC TL1 Training Award is to support career development among pre- and early post-doctoral trainees by providing advanced degree training and practical skills to conduct translational team research across disciplines and institutions. Projects must have a translational or clinical research focus. Pre-clinical studies should have near-term potential to translate into patient-oriented research. Clinical Trials (phases I or II) are permitted. Emphasis is placed on drug discovery, targeted therapeutics, biomarker or device development and novel technologies; projects focusing on health needs of LGBTI and underserved populations and/or directly impacting health outcomes in the community; pediatric and women's health studies; life course studies of disease; and studies incorporating biostatistical methodologies and design. Basic research proposals will not be funded.

TL1 Trainees pursue research training on a full-time basis, defined by NIH as 40 hours per week (100% time and effort).
Appointments are normally made for 12 months (no less than 9 months). Trainees Receive:

  • Stipend coverage at the NIH approved level
  • Funding for supplies and research support including educational expenses
  • Funding for travel to present at national conferences and symposia
  • Access to resources for conducting C/T research, multi-level mentoring support, and career development

INVESTIGATORS FROM ALL DISCIPLINES –PRE-CLINICAL, CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL—ARE WELCOME TO APPLY.
INDIVIDUALS FROM UNDERREPRESENTED GROUPS, FROM DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUNDS AND/OR WITH DISABILITIES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

EDUCATIONAL AND PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Pre and Post-doctoral MDs Pre and Post-doctoral PhDs
TL1 awardees that currently hold a medical degree or are medical students are required to enroll in either the Advanced Certificate (if funded for 1 year) or the Master’s in C/T Investigation program (if funded for 2 years). TL1 awardees that are enrolled in, or currently hold doctoral-level research degrees (PhD) are eligible to enroll in the fast track program for the Advanced Certificate or Master’s Degree in C/T Investigation.


Required upon completion of program:

  • TL1 Trainees are required to complete or have completed within the last four years, Tri-Institutional Responsible Conduct of Research training.
  • Presentation of the mentored research project at a CTSC Research in Progress Luncheon.
  • A scientific article, with first authorship, submitted to a high-quality scientific journal OR if appropriate, a clinical & translational grant proposal submitted to a federal (i.e., K23, R21, R01, or other NIH funding mechanism) or other funding agency requiring peer-review with the trainee named as Principal Investigator.
  • A presentation of the mentored research project at the Translational Science National Meeting and at a national/international scientific conference.

Questions? See CTEP FAQs, or email CTSC-Education@med.cornell.edu

For a printable PDF of the RFA Click here