RFA for Postdoctoral Training in Clinical and Translational Science

We are pleased to announce a request for applications from postdoctoral Medical, Dental, Veterinary, Nursing, and PhD trainees who are interested in pursuing either a certificate or master's degree in clinical and translational science with funding provided by the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics (ITMAT).

CTSA TL1 Postdoctoral Training Grant

ITMAT Scholarship

Contact Megan Maxwell mmaxwell@upenn.edu with questions.

The application deadline for funding beginning July 1, 2024 is December 1, 2023.

Individuals are supported while they:

  1. Engage in a research project
  2. Complete an education program
    • Master of Science in Translational Research (MSTR)
      • For trainees pursuing a T1 research project testing basic research findings for clinical effect (i.e. preclinical, first in human, proof of concept, phase 1) and whose research is focused on the elucidation of mechanistic and therapeutic aspects of disease processes.
    • Master of Science in Regulatory Science (MSRS)
    • Certificate Program
      • A series of coursework designed to complement career goals in clinical and translational science. This program is ideal for trainees who have experience in research and are looking to concentrate in translational, entrepreneurial, or regulatory science.
      • Certificate applicants may apply for the TL1 but are not eligible for ITMAT Scholarship funding

Applicants are encouraged to contact Megan Maxwell, Senior Associate Director to discuss which program is best aligned with their learning objectives and career goals.

Positions are open to GME Trainees (Residents, Fellows) and Postdoctoral PhDs.

  • Applicants to the TL1 award must be US citizens or have permanent resident status.
  • If you have other funding under review or awarded at the time of application or up until appointment to the grant, please notify us to discuss eligibility.
  • Appointment of postdoc trainees to the TL1 grant will be for one year (Certificate) or two years (MSTR).
  • Note:  Appointment dates may vary based on NIH funding periods and will be communicated in award letters.
  • TL1 appointees will receive $$27,850 toward tuition each year and a stipend determined by NIH policy by the number of years of relevant postdoctoral experience (prorated, paid monthly, each year in the program).
  • ITMAT Scholars may receive partial salary support, tuition support, or a combination of the two.

Only one application is required for both the chosen educational program and associated funding awards. All eligible applicants who apply during the fall application cycle are considered for funding awards.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Associate Director, Megan Maxwell, MSW
Program Director, Emma Meagher, MD

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