Career development programs for students


Pathways to Research Program

The Pathways to Research Program (PReP), formerly Undergraduate Research Program, provides undergraduate students with knowledge, skills, and experience in translational science and health equity research through a structured core curriculum including a mentored research project, weekly research seminars, small group discussions, and a final poster to present research findings at the annual University of Minnesota CTSI Poster Session. 

Graduate & Professional Students

Advanced Pathways to Research Program

The Advanced Pathways to Research Program (A-PReP), formerly known as the Advanced Research Program (ARP), is designed for current doctoral-level professional health sciences students 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. 

CTSI T32 Program

The CTSI T32 Program provides comprehensive, flexible training for a diverse cohort of predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees committed to a substantive and impactful career in translational research and team science. The two-year program integrates a mentored research experience, an individualized curriculum, and professional development activities with 100% time committed to research and research career development. 

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.