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ICTS Pre-doctoral TL-1 Scholars Training Program

The UC Irvine Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) is pleased to announce the continuation of our NIH-funded pre-doctoral (TL-1) training program. The "Crossing Boundaries" training program is designed to integrate training in clinical research and translational science into the core curriculum of students in medicine, public health, nursing, pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical and social sciences, physical sciences, engineering, and informatics.

We are now inviting applications for two pre-doctoral ICTS TL-1 positions. Selected applicant must be appointed by March 30, 2014

Applicants should be currently enrolled in either the M.D. or Ph.D. degree programs. Medical students will be required to devote a full year to mentored translational research, extending the duration of their M.D. degree experience by a year during which they may pursue a master's degree or certificate program in an area relevant to the mission of ICTS.

Each Trainee will receive:

  • Tuition and fee reimbursement (pre-MD up to $21,000, pre-PhD up to $16,000)
  • Stipend (up to $20,772)
  • Travel support ($1,000)
  • Funds for trainee related expenses ($4,200)

To apply for the ICTS TL-1 Scholar position applicants must submit the following:

  1. Personal Statement describing why you want to do research (Limit to 1,000 words)
  2. NIH BioSketch
  3. Research Plan Title (Limit 300 characters, including spaces)
  4. Research Plan Summary (Limit 250 words)
  5. Research Plan (Limit 3,000 words) consisting of three sections:

(a)   Description of Research Question

(b)   Background and Key Literature

(c)    Study Design/Research Plan (work closely with mentor to write)

(d)   Bibliography (Not included in the word count)

  1. A completed mentor's and (co-mentor, where applicable) Endorsement, including the mentor’s NIH-style Biosketch. (To be submitted by Mentor)
  2. Letters of recommendations from at least two faculty members who are familiar with the applicant’s credentials and work (Max 3). NIH Biographies of the referees are also required. (To be submitted by the referee)
  3. Transcripts (professional school transcripts only, not undergraduate transcripts)
  4. A letter from School Dean, Department Chair, Program Director (or their designate) evaluating your potential for scholarly achievement, elaborating, where appropriate, on such matter as promise as a researcher, performance in research teams or other collaborative, interdisciplinary activities. This letter should be submitted directly by the writer.

Applications are due on February 7, 2014 by 5PM.

All application documents must be submitted online at www.icts.uci.edu/grants.

Questions should be directed to Diana Vigil dvigil1@uci.edu.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome on or before March 15, 2014.