One year fellowship stipend at the NRSA/NIH level that can be supplemented by mentor with non-federal funds
Pre-doctoral PhD students in their first, second or third year in a Biomedical Science, Behavioral Science, Analytical Health Science, Clinical Science, Rehabilitation Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cell Biology, Stem & Developmental Biology program, Public Health programs, Nursing Sciences PhD program at CU Denver are eligible.
Pre-doctoral health professional doctorate students in their second or third year of a dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy or public health program.
Post-doctoral clinical trainees completing a training program involving clinical research. This includes post-graduate medical residents or other post-doctoral clinical trainees, such as pharmacists, nursing and rehabilitation. Funding will be available for trainees within their first four years of training (ie. PGY 1,2,3,4).
Post-doctoral veterinary trainees who will have completed their residency training and are pursuing a research fellowship full-time, either as part of a PhD or as a standalone program.
90% of the awardee’s time must be dedicated to research and the completion of the TOTTS program in the year of the award.
Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.
Must be a CCTSI member.
|Courses for TOTTS Trainees According to Targeted Stream|
|Clinical Doctoral Students/ MD Residents||Biomedical Doctoral Students||Veterinary Post-Doctoral|
|Applied Biostatistics I and II (CSPH)||Biostatistics (CSPH)||Biostatistics (CSU)|
|Study design: Epidemiology and Design AND Conduct of Clinical Trials (CLSC, CSPH)||Study design: Epidemiology or Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials (CLSC, CSPH)||Study design: Epidemiology or Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials (CLSC, CSPH)|
|Critical Appraisal of CTR Studies (CLSC)||Human Disease/Systems (Home program)||Translational Biomedical Research and Animal Models Selection (CSU)|
|Conducting Clinical Trials for Investigators (CLSC)||Biology/Health System (Home program)||Writing Scientific Manuscripts and Grants (CSU) (Participation in Career Development Grant Review and Mock Study program)|
|Ethics and Responsible Conduct of Research (CLSC)||Ethics and Responsible Conduct of Research (CLSC)||Ethics and Responsible Conduct of Research (CLSC)|
|Clinical and Health Outcomes (CLSC)||Home Program requirement||Grant Writing (CLSC)|
CSPH: Colorado School of Public Health, CLSC: Clinical Science Graduate Program, CSU: Colorado State University
Please create one PDF document for uploading into the online application. Required sections should be in the order listed below. Have all documents ready prior to accessing the online application as you will not be able to save and go back once you have uploaded and submitted your application. The application is to include the following elements in the listed order: 1. Face page, 2. NIH Biosketches, 3. Proposal, 4. Graduate courses completed with grades, 5. Letters of Support and 6. a description of ethical and regulatory training completed and proposed in clinical and translational research, including Responsible Conduct of Research and Good Clinical Practice. Additional details and guidance are provided below:
1. Face Page:
Download and complete the facepage and include as the first document in your application package.
2. NIH Biosketch:
Include a biosketch for the applicant, research mentor and translational mentor. A translational mentor is the person that you will shadow to understand the target audience that you are translating your research to for uptake. For those working in a lab, this may be a clinician and for clinicians, this could be a community organization or a preclinical researcher. For veterinary trainees, a translational mentor will be a human health professional engaged in clinical/translational research and associated with the CCTSI, and whose area of interest is complementary to that of the candidate. Please contact: Marion Sills, MD for assistance with identifying a suitable clinician translational mentor; John Tentler, PhD for a lab-based translational mentor or Doug Thamm DVM, PhD, for a veterinary medicine translational mentor. The CCTSI Profiles tool may be useful in identifying possible translational mentors with complementary interests of the applicant.
3. 3-page Proposal:
Use Times New Roman or Arial 11-pt font or larger. Page margins no less than 1 inch on all four sides. In three pages, briefly describe your planned research and research mentoring plan, translational immersion experience and mentoring plan, and personal statement. Ensure that you have addressed all three areas listed below.
List all courses completed as a graduate student and or doctoral student at CU Denver and grades obtained. Official transcripts are not necessary.
5. Letters of Support:
Your application must include letters of support (no longer than 2 pages each) from your: 1. research mentor, 2. translational mentor and 3. doctoral or post-doctoral program director. Letters from your mentor should support the aspects and details of your proposed mentoring plans with the research and translational mentor.
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