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NIH/NCATS TL1 Institutional Training Program (TL1TR001440)
“UTMB Clinical and Translational Science Award”
Call for Applications
February 18, 2019

The NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) defines translation as the process of turning observations in the laboratory, clinic and community into interventions that improve the health of individuals and the public — from diagnostics and therapeutics to medical procedures and behavioral changes. Because of the complexity of the translational research pipeline, multidisciplinary team science is recognized as an essential vehicle for the efficient advancement of translational research to produce meaningful health outcomes. To effectively engage in team science, translational scientists not only need strong discipline-specific knowledge and technical expertise, but also must be knowledgeable about essential skills and competencies for team-based translational science.

Positions Available:  One postdoctoral position is available for appointment beginning April 1, 2019. This is a 1 year appointment. If the TL1 renewal application to the NCATS is successful there will be an opportunity for an additional year funding with evidence of progress by the scholar.

Eligibility: All scholars must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time of appointment. Faculty mentors who are not currently affiliated with this TL1 Training Program must be approved and added as a Training Program Faculty Mentor (see Mentor Criteria/Responsibilities below). Inclusion of a clinical co-mentor is required for all scholars. The ideal applicant will be in their 2nd or 3rd year of post-doctoral training.


Application / Nomination Package Requirements

Scholar Specific:
1. NIH/NRSA style application pages: Face Page (1page), Specific Aims (1 page), Research Strategy (4 pages). See general application instructions at: Please note the application instructions at the above link are for both pre- and postdoctoral slots. Follow instructions for postdoctoral position application.

2. NIH BIOSKETCH. Personal statement should address career goals, mentoring team (i.e., roles of scientific and clinical mentors in training) and translational nature of research project.
3. LETTER OF NOMINATION from the Faculty Mentors (including Clinical Co-Mentor) addressing the scholar’s: educational background, research productivity, and commitment to research career in translational biomedical sciences.

Mentor and Co-Mentor specific:
Note: Inclusion of a clinical co-mentor is required for all trainees and scholars.
4. Mentor and Co-Mentor’s CURRENT CURRICULUM VITAE (include all NIH funding and mentoring history).

5. Mentor and Co-Mentor’s ONE PAGE LETTER OF INTEREST: stating translational research interests and relationship to the UTMB ITS/Clinical and Translational Science Award (see Page 3) if any; description of mentoring experience including all PhD students mentored (past and present); description of multidisciplinary team research environment, readiness to support scholar’s efforts to publish and submit an individual NIH and other extramural fellowship grant.

Deadline:  March 15, 2019 5pm
Submit all documentation to:  Donna J Adams,

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