Research Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for the TL1 Program, an applicant's research must be broadly categorized as clinical or translational science.
- Clinical Research involves direct human subject interaction.
- Translational Research may:
- improve human health by reducing incidence, morbidity, or mortality of disease
- make discoveries in the research laboratory and/or preclinical study, which are readily developed into studies in humans
- enhance the adoption of best practices in the community; comparative effectiveness of prevention and treatment
Trainee Eligibility Criteria
The CCTS TL1 Program supports a total of 11 predoctoral and 4 postdoctoral trainee slots that provide up to two (2) years of full stipends, tuition, health insurance, and modest travel funds.
The TL1 Program is open to:
- PhD Students:
- Full-time, good academic standing at the MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School, UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics, UTHealth School of Public Health or Cizik School of Nursing.
- 2nd or 3rd year
- MD/PhD Students:
- Full-time, good academic standing at the MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School, and McGovern Medical School.
- 1st or 2nd year of the PhD portion of training
- Postdoctoral Scholars:
- PhD degree with 0-1 years of postdoctoral training at any institution
- Postdoctoral appointment at UTHealth or MD Anderson Cancer Center
* All applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.*
Awardees are expected to devote 100% professional effort to this award; no other grant salary support or outside employment is permitted.
Please note: No trainee may have a cumulative total of more than 5 years of NRSA support, including other training grant (T32) appointments and individual Fellowships (i.e. F30, F31, F32)
NIH regulations do not permit the provision of stipends for students pursuing a professional degree or for students in dual-degree programs (e.g., MD/PhD) while they are enrolled in the professional school portion of their training.