The Indiana Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTSI) provides funding for special research fellowships in clinical-translational research.

Clinical research includes epidemiological studies, clinical trials, or other investigations involving human subjects. Translational research consists of either “T1 research” (interface of basic science to human studies) or “T2 research” (interface of human studies to the community).

To be eligible, candidates must fall into 1 of the following 2 categories:

  1. Clinician-scientists with a doctoral degree (physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, clinical psychologists, optometrists, veterinarians, allied health care professionals, etc.)
  2. Basic scientists with a PhD who are doing translational research which involves some component of human subjects research and has high potential for early translation into impacting patient care

Additional eligibility criteria include the following:

  • US citizens or permanent residents
  • Full-time junior faculty or research scientists, who would be eligible to apply as principal investigator on an NIH grant or career development award, but who have not to date been a principal investigator on an R01 or equivalent grant.
  • Able to identify co-mentors who are faculty investigators from two different disciplines (preferably a clinician-scientist and a PhD-scientist).
  • Planning on submitting a grant for external funding (either a career development award or independent research grant) during the first 12 months of the award.
  • Postdoctoral clinical or research fellows are not eligible to apply unless their institution has arranged for them to have a full-time faculty or research scientist appointment by July 1.

Benefits include partial salary support, as well as tuition and fees for required and elective coursework, pilot research monies, and travel funds to attend the national CTSI young investigator meeting.

Applications are due in January, and awards begin in May each year.

For detailed information on the application process, please contact Donna Burgett (Phone: 317-274-9046).