The Indiana CTSI provides funding for its special Post-doctoral Training Award in Translational Research.
- These awards are designed to provide promising postdoctoral fellows with the opportunity to be mentored in research-intensive, multi-disciplinary settings toward the goal of developing careers in translational research.
- Translational research is the process of turning observations in the laboratory, clinic, and community into interventions to improve the health of individuals and the public.
- Emphasis of these awards is to move findings from basic laboratory and pre-clinical research (T1) to the development of new treatment options/interventions or clinical trials (T2) to dissemination/clinical implementation (T3) to studying population health outcomes/health metrics (T4).
- The goal of the CTSI is to make awards at all of these stages.
- It is important that the proposed research has clear applications to human disease and health outcomes.
Post-doctoral Training Award eligibility requirements
Criteria for applications include:
- Candidates must have received a PhD or equivalent degree and have less than 36 months combined experience as a post-doctoral fellow at any academic institution or industry
- Per NIH policy, no individual trainee may receive more than three years of aggregate Kirchstein-NRSA support at the post-doctoral level
- Candidates must identify co-mentors from two different disciplines
- Candidates’ research should be translational in nature
- Candidates must be a US citizen or permanent residence
What are the benefits?
Post-doctoral Training Awardees receive:
- Salary support
- Health insurance
- Monies for research supplies
- Travel funds to attend the annual national meeting of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program in Washington, D.C., in April*
*Note that trainees are required to attend the national CTSA meeting in Washington, D.C., and to present a poster about their work at the Indiana CTSI’s Annual Meeting in September.
How to apply
Applications for the Post-doctoral Training Award are due in December and awards begin April 1 the following year. The award is for two years, with the second year of funding contingent upon review and demonstration of satisfactory progress.
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Questions? Contact Patricia McGuire at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-278-2824.