The Indiana CTSI provides funding for special Research Fellowships for Young Investigators 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 one of the following categories:
- Clinician-scientists with a doctoral degree (physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, clinical psychologists, optometrists, veterinarians, allied health care professionals, etc.)
- 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.
- Post-doctoral 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.
- partial salary support,
- tuition and fees for required and elective coursework,
- pilot research monies,
- 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).