Innovation Grants Program


Effective mentoring is critical to success in academic medicine generally and clinical translational science specifically. The Mentoring Development Unit, now in its 6th year, has trained over 40 interdisciplinary, mid-level researchers through its Mentor Development Program (MDP), an intensive 16 hour long course which focuses on building the individual skills of mentors (e.g. self-awareness, active listening, time and project management, facilitating and coaching writing and using contracts) and the knowledge base (e.g. leadership theories, stereotype threat and diversity issues) to ensure successful mentoring of others. We are dedicated to supporting, enhancing, and promoting both clinical translational research success and the career development of our researchers by establishing a culture that optimizes the relationship between mentors and their trainees. One of our current goals is to expand the impact of the MDP by supporting members of the CTSI community to pilot their own mentorship development programs that will meet the needs of their own research teams and be embedded in the research groups represented.

We are pleased to announce our inaugural Request for Proposals. A grant of up to $10,000 will be awarded.

Program Cycle

Letter of Intent Details and Deadline

LOI Application


View LOI details. Submission due date is March 1, 2016

Submit LOI form now