TL1 Program

The TL1 Program provides comprehensive, flexible training for a diverse cohort of predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees who are committed to a substantive and impactful career in translational research and team science.

The program's mission is to improve human health by catalyzing and accelerating the translation of research findings to the community. The two-year training program integrates a mentored research experience, an individualized curriculum, and professional development activities that focus on team-based research and effective collaboration and communication with the larger community.

Program overview

  • 100% time committed to research and research career development up to two years
  • Up to 8 pre-doctoral trainees and 3 post-doctoral trainees selected annually
  • Includes an individualized curriculum; professional development activities; mentorship; a stipend; health insurance; course and registration fees; and research-related supply and travel funds
  • Requires a primary mentor, co-mentor and community. A near-peer mentor will also be available to interested Scholars
  • Individuals from underrepresented in medicine groups are encouraged to apply

Application details

The 2018 appication period has closed. Funded projects are anticipated to begin Jan. 7, 2019. 

Additional information

The award is open to: 1) Predoctoral trainees pursuing a PhD, PharmD (or dual degree with a PhD, e.g., MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, etc.) who have passed their written and oral preliminary examinations; 2) PhD postdoctoral trainees within three years of completing their PhD; 3) MD or MD/PhD medical fellows or postdoc trainees with no more than three years into their appointment as a fellow or postdoc. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or noncitizen nationals (permanent residents). 

The NIH Grants Policy Statement is the final authority on the terms and conditions of stipends. 

Jayne Fulkerson, PhD, professor, School of Nursing, and affiliate professor, School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, directs the program, and Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari, PhD, professor, Medical School, Blood and Marrow Transplantation Division, and vice chair of research, Department of Pediatrics is the program's associate director.

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