The TL1 Training Core Program equips pre- and early post-doctoral students from diverse disciplines, and diverse and ethnic backgrounds with rigorous team science, leadership, creativity and technological skills required to pursue transformative clinical and translational research, before their career paths are established. The program supports early career development among pre/post-doctoral trainees by providing salary support, protected time, advanced degree training and practical skills necessary to conduct interdisciplinary Clinical and Translational Investigation in a team research environment.
TL1 Awardees will participate in mentored research as well as classroom training that includes a vast spectrum of skills acquisition courses, mentoring courses, e-learning courses, courses and workshops to spark creativity and entrepreneurship, culminating with either an Advanced Certificate and Masters Programs in Clinical and Translational Investigation.
TL1 Trainees are appointed for up to 2 years and will receive stipend coverage at the NIH approved rate for up to $28,576 per year for pre-docs and $62,490 per year for post-docs. Appointments are usually made for 12 months, and no less than 9 months. Trainees are expected to pursue research training on a full-time basis (40 hours per week or 100% protected time and effort). Funding for supplies, research support including education expenses, travel to present at national conferences and symposia is also provided in addition to the plethora of resources offered through the CTSC such as multi-level mentoring support and career development Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.