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TL1 training grant recruitment is postponed. We will post updated information and send announcements when new dates are established.

TL1 RESEARCH TRAINING PROGRAM

Funding

The TL1 award provides limited tuition (up to $16,000/yr) and stipend support (based on NIH NRSA stipend levels) for one year.

Eligibility

We encourage applicants from all health disciplines who meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident by the start of the award.
  • Must hold a research or health-professional doctoral degree OR predoctoral applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral-level program.
  • Must be able to commit 100 percent of professional effort to the program except for surgeons, who may be eligible to commit as little as 50 percent time.
  • Must ensure the remaining funding, if any, (not provided by Spectrum) will come from a non-federal source.
  • Must not be or have been a principal investigator on an NIH R01, or a project leader on a subproject of a Program Project (P01), Center (P50, P60, U54), mentored career development grant (K23, K08, K01, etc.), or equivalent non-PHS peer reviewed research grants that are more than $100,000 in direct costs per year.
  • Must be pursuing a career path and proposed program in human/translational research.
     

If you have already received advanced training such as, in epidemiology and clinical research, then you might not be the prime candidate for the TL1 award. If you still choose to apply, please make a strong case.

Application Process & Deadlines

TL1 training grant recruitment is postponed. We will post updated information and send announcements when new dates are established.

All TL1 applications must include the following:

Document/
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Description

Statement of Intent

(1,600 words)

Describe:

  • The general area of research focus
  • Educational plan including research mentors and environment where appropriate
  • Translational research career aspirations
  • Recognition of NIH service payback requirements for postdoctoral applicants. (See NIH Grant Policy statement for details).

CV

(No limit)

Updated

Transcripts

(No limit)

From undergrad, medical school and any advanced degree programs

Mentor's NIH Biosketch

(No limit)

Updated
Signed Letter of Support from Advising Dean From the student’s advising dean or training program director attesting that the trainee can devote full-time to their TL1-supported studies for at least one academic year.

Two Letters of Recommendation

(No limit)

From colleagues with whom the candidate has worked.

Current & Pending Funding

(No limit)

Must be up-to-date.