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iUTMB    Published Thursday, April 10, 2014, 4:32 PM

ITS Scholar Position

Request for Applications (RFA) – ITS Scholars
Institute for Translational Sciences (ITS)
Translational Research Scholars Career Development Program
Optional letter of intent due April 15, 2014 and the application deadline is May 16, 2014
The Institute for Translational Sciences’ Translational Research Scholars Career Development (ITS Scholars) Program is an early mentored research career development program and a component of the UTMB Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from NIH.  The aim of the Program is to provide a mentored research experience leading to external funding of a research program in clinical and/or translational research relevant to the mission of the ITS, which is the home of the CTSA at UTMB.  Four positions are funded by the KL2 component of the CTSA grant or by matching institutional funds provided to the ITS for up to 3 years or until a scholar secures independent funding.  This annual application process is intended to fill vacant positions when they become available. 
The Translational Research Scholars Program (TRSP) is an ITS-CTSA program and is a required part of the ITS Scholars Program, It is a series of seminars and workshops for junior faculty members preparing initial grant applications. Additional members of TRSP, numbering about 20, are supported by other sources such as other K12 programs or departmental funds.  Many members of TRSP who do not have K12 support are strong candidates for KL2 support and are encouraged to apply. 
Preference will be given to applicants who are ITS members and members of one of the ITS Multidisciplinary Translational Teams, as listed below and on the ITS web site:  http://www.its.utmb.edu/mtts/mtts.html  
US citizenship or permanent residency is required.  More information about the program, eligibility, application and review is available from the ITS web site: http://www.its.utmb.edu/learning/career_development/career_development.html or the ITS Education Office (email: ctsa@utmb.edu or mcarr@utmb.edu, (409-772-1484).
The application deadline is May 16, 2014.