Call for Applications!
2021-22 TST TL1 applications are due February 1, 2021
Anticipated Start Date: July 1, 2021
The goal of the Translational Science Training (TST) TL1 Program at UT Health San Antonio is to enhance the quality and scope of the predoctoral and postdoctoral research experience by offering stipend support in combination with interdisciplinary research training and mentorship in Translational Science.Program Information Application Guidelines
Applications are solicited from eligible individuals enrolled in predoctoral and postdoctoral research training at the UT Health San Antonio. The TST TL1 Program provides stipend support and interdisciplinary training in Translational Science.
Individuals eligible to apply to the TST TL1 Program:
- Are a predoctoral or postdoctoral trainee at the UT Health San Antonio, who are actively
- participating in biomedical research;
- Are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
- Have a Research Supervising Professor/Mentor; and
- Can apply the concepts of translational science to their research project.
- Awardees, selected as Translational Science Training Scholars, will work with their Research Supervising Professor/Mentor and the TST TL1 Directors to develop individualized programs that will enhance their ability to move their science along the translational science continuum. These individualized programs will include core coursework in translational science and a practicum in the Scholar’s field-of-interest
Scholars will gain a better appreciation for the relationship among different types of research within the translational science spectrum. Additionally, TL1 Scholars will gain important skills required to work with interdisciplinary teams in the conduct of translational investigations.
The TST TL1 Program is made possible through a grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NIH/NCATS). TST TL1 awards will include an annual stipend at the NIH-specified level, plus other support, and can be renewed annually for up to three years.
Please see the TST TL1 website for program details and application information. Questions about the Program or application materials may be directed to Alicia Bibbs (Bibbs@uthscsa.edu or 210 450-8041), Dr. Yong-Hee Patricia Chun (email@example.com), or Dr. Chris Frei (firstname.lastname@example.org).
TST TL1 Program FAQ
What is the Translational Science Training (TST) TL1 Program?
The TST TL1 Program is a training program supported by a NIH / National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) federally-funded career development training program for predoctoral trainees and postdoctoral fellows. The TL1 mechanism is equivalent to a T32 training award. At UT Health San Antonio, the TL1 ‘Training Linked’ Program is linked to the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) administered by the Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science (IIMS) at UT Health San Antonio. Trainees appointed to the TST TL1 Program are recognized as UT Health San Antonio TST TL1 Scholars.
Who should apply?
All predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows who are interested in pursuing research careers in Translational Science should apply.
What is the benefit for the Scholars?
The Scholars will engage in Translational Science, broaden their scientific perspective, engage in Team Science training, prepare for their research career, receive mentoring, communicate their research, and receive feedback on their research. TST TL1 Program Directors meet at least monthly with the Scholars, accompany them to the Translational Science annual national meeting, and supervise Scholars as they complete rigorous training in translational science, team science, community engagement, scientific communication, and networking at local and national meetings. In addition, the Program includes an annual stipend at the NIH-specified level, a portion of the Scholar’s tuition and fees, travel support, and possibly, other training-related expenses.
What are the benefits for Research Mentors?
The TST TL1 Program offers mentor training for Research Mentors and assists the Research Mentor in providing mentoring for the TST TL1 Scholar.
What is the involvement for the Scholars and Research Mentors?
Scholars will participate in program activities. Postdoctoral Scholars will assemble an Advisory Committee (which includes their Research Mentor) and will have meetings every 6 months. The duration of the Program is 12 months, with the possibility for re-appointment for up to three years total.
What are the expectations from the TST TL1 Program?
Scholars will engage in program activities, including graduate coursework, monthly meetings, workshops, and seminars. Scholars will present their research at scientific meetings and acknowledge the support of the TST TL1 Program on all publications and presentations.