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CTSI releases RFA through new TL1 research career development program

An RFA has just been released through CTSI’s new TL1 Program for University of Minnesota pre- and post -doctoral trainees and medical fellows that allows for nearly $1.3 million in support across two years for up to 11 Scholars.

The mentored research training program is a new component to CTSI’s latest Clinical and Translational Science Award and provides comprehensive, flexible training for a diverse cohort of Scholars who are committed to a substantive and impactful career in translational research and team science.  

The TL1 Program provides an individualized curriculum; professional development activities that focus on team-based research and effective collaboration and communication with the larger community; mentorship; a stipend; health insurance; course and registration fees; and research-related supply and travel funds.

Jayne Fulkerson, PhD, professor, School of Nursing, and affiliate professor, School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, Directs CTSI’s TL1 Program and Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari, PhD, professor, Medical School, Blood and Marrow Transplantation Division, and vice chair of research, Department of Pediatrics is the associate director for the program, which is administered by CTSI’s Research Education, Training, and Career Development core.

The new program is the seventh in CTSI’s Research Education, Training, and Career Development core and further supports the pipeline development of next generation clinical and translational researchers adept at accelerating the successful translation of research findings to the community to improve human health.

The RFA allows for eight pre-doctoral trainees and three post-doctoral trainees, including medical fellows, and requires a primary mentor and co-mentor. Scholars also may be matched with a community and near-peer mentor.

Mandatory Letters of Intent (LOIs) are due by 5pm, Aug. 28 through the online submission form. Individuals from underrepresented in medicine groups are encouraged to apply.

Learn more on CTSI’s website or contact the CTSI-Ed team at [email protected] or 612-625-2874.