CTSI TL1 -- CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
The University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is pleased to announce a call for graduate student applicants for the TL1 clinical/translational graduate training program. This program provides clinical and translational research training for pre-doctoral students performing research in any health-related field using a team science approach. This progrm is a component of the UF CTSI Training and Professional Development Program and is designed to provide doctoral students with the skills required to develop a career in multidisciplinary clinical and translational research relevant to human health.
The CTSI TL1 program offers a minor concentration in Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) for pre-doctoral students who are:
- Interested in developing a career in multidisciplinary, translational biomedical research in any health-related field using a team science approach.
- Entering their second year of graduate study in 2010-11.
- Seeking PhDs from partner graduate programs in the following colleges:
Agricultural & Life Science
Health & Human Performance
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Public Health & Health Professions
We encourage applications from underrepresented minority students.
Support: Up to 3 positions will be funded for a maximum of 1-2 years each, including annual stipend ($20,976), tuition waiver, and GatorGradCare health insurance via a Graduate Research Assistantship, and a $1,000 travel allowance to present research at a scientific meeting during the second year of support. Colleges or departments may supplement the stipend if necessary to match the level of other graduate students in their graduate program.
Initial Funding Period: August 16, 2010 through August 15, 2011 (a second year of funding may be awarded on the basis of a competitive renewal).
Application information: Letter of intent due April 2, 2010. Submit all documents electronically to [log in to unmask] The letter of intent must include the following information: name, citizenship, current field of study (degree program, department, college), current year in program, major mentor and proposed clinical/translational mentor, brief (1 paragraph) overview of plans for the clinical/translational research component of the program.
Selected candidates will be invited to prepare a full application which will be due June 4, 2010. Finalists will be interviewed by the Advisory Committee in June. Successful applicants will be notified by June 25, 2010.
Please see TL1 Links (http://idp.med.ufl.edu/ctsi/) for more information about the curriculum, eligibility and application forms.
-- Recruit and select highly qualified applicants who will develop a career in multidisciplinary clinical and translational research.
-- Provide trainees very early in their careers with the didactic instruction, participation in multidisciplinary "team research," and mentored research experience needed to undertake innovative clinical & translational research.
-- Increase motivation for selection into health-relevant multidisciplinary clinical and translational research careers among the participating students. Aligned with the focus of the NIH on translational research to bridge the gap between basic science and improved human health, scholars will develop skill sets to lead and participate effectively in team oriented translational science. Participation in the program will give scholars an advantage in preparing for successful careers in academia.
TL1 Required Training Components:
-- Mentored research project, with dual mentoring by basic and clinician scientists
-- Didactic training in team science and interdisciplinary and translational research
-- Shared educational experiences with student and faculty scholars from other training programs
Contact for more information: Program Assistant: Eve Johnson, MA, [log in to unmask]
Program Co-Directors: [log in to unmask], [log in to unmask]