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2019 TL1 Training Award RFA

Deadline Date: 
5PM on January 31, 2019

$30,024 for one year (Pre-docs)

Up to $60,538 for one year* (Post-docs)

*Depending on level of experience

Year 1 Funding Dates: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020

Possible 2nd Year Renewal Period: July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021

The goal of the CTSC TL1 Training Award is to support career development among pre- and early post-doctoral trainees near the beginning of their careers by providing rigorous training and mentoring to conduct translational team research across disciplines and institutions.

TL1 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.

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 research support services to facilitate conducting C/T research
  • Multi-level mentoring support
  • C/T research training
  • Professional skills and career development training

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.

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EDUCATIONAL AND PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Pre and Early Post-doctoral MDs

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).

Pre and Early Post-doctoral PhDs

TL1 Awardees that are enrolled in, or currently hold doctoral‐level research degrees (PhD) are required to complete a total of 9 credits during their appointment. Alternatively, T trainees are encouraged to enroll in the Advanced Certificate and/or Master’s Degree in C/T Investigation.

Upon completion of the TL1 program, the following are required:

  • 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., K award or other NIH funding mechanism) or other funding agency requiring peer-review with the trainee as Principal Investigator
  • Abstract submission and poster presentation of the supported research project at the annual Translational Science National Conference
  • Presentation of the project at a CTSC monthly seminar, annual research day symposium, grand rounds, or a national or international scientific conference
  • Presentation of the project at a Research-in-Progress networking lunch
  • Human subjects protection training such as the Responsible Conduct of Research training course completed within the last four years

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