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2019 Master’s Degree in Clinical Translational Investigation RFA

Deadline Date: 
5PM on March 15, 2019

Courses Begin September 2019

The CTSC Master's Degree Program is comprised of a didactic curriculum of core and elective courses and a mentored clinical research project. During the first year, trainees work with their mentors to develop and refine their research project. In the second year trainees will utilize the skills acquired from the didactic curriculum to conduct their research project, at 75% time and effort (50% for surgeons).

Research projects must have a translational or clinical research focus; basic research proposals will not be funded. Pre-clinical studies should have near-term potential to translate into patient-oriented research. Emphasis is placed on precision medicine, 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.

Investigators from all disciplines –pre-clinical, clinical and translational—are welcome to apply. Individuals from underrepresented groups, disadvantaged backgrounds and/or with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. 

The goal of the Clinical & Translational Education Program (CTEP) is to educate and train highly motivated individuals to become successful, independent clinical and translational (C/T) investigators with a strong foundation in the knowledge and practical skills necessary to conduct C/T team research across disciplines and institutions.

    View Eligibility Requirements and Application Instructions


  • 75% time and effort (50% for surgeons)devoted to performing and completing a mentored clinical & translational research project during the training period
  • Presentation of the mentored research project at a CTSC Research in Progress Luncheon
  • 30 credits of didactic curriculum (22 Core and 8 Elective)
  • A grant submitted to the NIH or other funding agency requiring peer-reviewed funding with the trainee as the Principal Investigator, or a first author article submitted to a high-quality, peer-reviewed, scientific journal
  • A presentation of the mentored research project at the Translational Science National Meeting
  • Presentation of the mentored research project at a local, national or international scientific conference
  • A presentation of the mentored research project at a Research-in-Progress networking lunch
  • Master’s Degree Thesis (Written Thesis and Oral Presentation)


Upon submission to the online application module ePar, your application will undergo review based on several Application Review Criteria.

Applications are due by 5pm on March 15, 2019 (extended deadline). Candidates will be notified by June 2019 of their applications final disposition.  At that time, if selected, the applicant will complete additional required regulatory and compliance documents within 30 days.

Questions? See CTEP FAQs, or email

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