TL-1 NRSA Training Program

ICTS TL-1 Scholars Training Program

The UC Irvine Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) has a NIH-funded (TL-1) training program designed to integrate training in clinical research and translational science into the core curriculum of students in medicine, biology, public health, nursing, pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical and social sciences, physical sciences, engineering, and informatics.

2 Postdoctoral Scholars (in their first 18 months of training)


  • Project focused on Translational Research
  • Have 2 Mentors
  • Currently hold a postdoctoral position at UCI or be an enrolled doctoral student
  • Be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder


Each Trainee will receive:

  • Postdoctoral   
    • Postdoctoral Stipend: dependent on career level (available here)
    • Travel support: $1,500

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

  • Personal Statement including your training and mentorship plan (Limit to 1,000 words)
  • NIH BioSketch (new format)
  • Research Plan Title (Limit 300 characters, including spaces)
  • Research Plan Summary (Limit 200 words)
  • Description of multidisciplinary integration of project and/or mentoring team (Limit 50 words)
  • Research Plan (Limit 3,000 words) consisting of three sections:
    • Description of Research Question
      • Hypothesis and specific aims
    • Background and Key Literature
    • Study Design/Research Plan (work closely with mentor to write)
    • Bibliography (Not included in the word count)
  • 2 completed Letters of Endorsement from your Primary Mentor and Co-mentor, including the mentor’s NIH-style Bio-sketch (new format).
  • Letters of recommendations from at least two faculty members who are familiar with the applicant’s credentials and work. NIH Biographies of the referees are also required. (To be submitted by the referee)
  • Transcripts (professional school transcripts only, not undergraduate transcripts)
    (where appropriate; pre-doctoral and doctoral students)

Deadline April 30, 2020

Questions should be directed to Marguerite Klumb mklumb@hs.uci.edu; 949-824-3351.