Funding available for engineers, data scientists and pediatricians to collaboratively improve child and adolescent health

The NUCATS TL1 is a novel training program that seeks to promote interactions among both mentors and trainees in both pediatrics and engineering, in order to encourage creative thinking and new approaches to child-health research problems. The overall goal of the TL1 is to address the need for well-trained researchers by attracting talented trainees, equipping them with the tools to succeed, and retaining their commitment to be independent investigators. The TL1 will support postdoctoral fellows in a dynamic, multidisciplinary environment that produces investigators equipped to apply translational scientific approaches to challenges in child and adolescent health research. 

The TL1 award is supported by the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) Grant Number TL1TR001423.

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Pediatricians interested in pursuing an independent research career as NIH funded scientists. We expect most pediatric applicants will be undertaking clinical specialty fellowships.
  • Engineers who are completing or have already completed a PhD. All applicants need to complete their PhD prior to the start of the training grant.
  • Big data scientists who are completing or have already obtained their PhD in bioinformatics, statistics or related field.

Full Applications Due: April 15, 2016
Anticipated Funding Start Date: July 2016

To learn more visit: /funding/career-development-awards/tl1/multidisciplinary-training-program-child-adolescent-health-tl1

Posted: March 1, 2016

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