Career development programs and resources

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Our programs

For faculty members

These training programs are designed to support junior investigators as they build independent research careers. 

New Investigator Pre-K Career Development Program
The New Investigator Pre-K Career Development Program is available to Assistant Professors (in rank ≤ 4 years), conducting clinical or translational research. It provides $50,000 research funds, $2,000 travel funds over 2 years, and requires a primary mentor and biostatistician faculty mentoring team. More...

KL2 Scholars Career Development Program 
The KL2 Scholars Career Development Program is available to Assistant Professors (in rank ≤ 6 years), conducting clinical or translational research. The program provides 75% salary support (up to $100,000 inclusive of fringe), $25,000 in research funds, and $1,000 travel funds a year, for 3 years. It requires a primary, secondary and biostatistician faculty mentoring team. It includes weekly multidisciplinary seminars with BIRCWH (Women's Health K12) and CHRCDA (Child Health K12) programs.  More... 

K to R01 Transition to Independence Program 
The K to R01 Transition to Independence Program is available to Assistant Professors (in rank ≤ 7 years), conducting clinical or translation research. It provides $50,000 research funds over 2 years and requires a primary mentor and biostatistician mentoring team. Up to five proposals will be awarded each year. Applicants must have active K award (KL2, BIRCWH, K12, CHRCDA K12, Independent K award (K23, K07,etc) for ≤ 4 years at the time of application. The K award must be active at the time of application. More... 

 For pre- and post-doctoral trainees

Translational Research Development Program
The Translational Research Development Program (TRDP) is available to postdoctoral and predoctoral trainees. The program aims to provide an opportunity for early stage investigators to gain significant experience with clinical and translational research, and provides research funds up to $16,000 available over two years. More...

 For students

Summer Advanced Research Program
The Summer Advanced Research Program (ARP) is designed for current doctoral or professional health sciences students (PhD, DDS, MD, PharmD) with an interest in clinical or translational research. The program provides training through a structured core curriculum, mentored research projects, weekly seminars, and a final presentation of research at the annual CTSI Poster Session with all CTSI-Ed scholars. More...

Undergraduate Research Program
The purpose of the Center for Health Equity (CHE) and CTSI Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is to provide promising students from populations under-represented in research with knowledge, skills, and experience in health care research. More...

 For research staff

Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Orientation program
The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Orientation program trains coordinators who support primary investigators and teams that conduct research with human subjects. The comprehensive online training program helps ensure quality research practices, while creating a career development pathway for CRCs. More...