CTSA Scholars Program

The CTSA Scholars Program focuses on helping individuals achieve translational research independence through specific coursework (grant writing, CITI coursework), a research project, monthly cohort meetings and mentoring. Individuals selected receive partial salary support for two years. In order to be eligible for the program, individuals must be participating in full-time research at NYU. Scholars will be selected from among postdoctoral health professionals conducting translational research at NYU or an H+H CTSI affiliate.

CTSA Scholars are funded through two different mechanisms:

KL2-funded scholars — Individuals supported by the KL2 mechanism will be considered to be NIH funded and must meet all requirements as set by the NIH. KL2 funding may counts against the NIH maximum for training years under all K awards.

Institutionally-funded scholars — Institutionally funded scholars will receive salary and training support equivalent to KL2-funded scholars. The CTSI expects that institutionally funded scholars meet the same overall requirements as KL2 scholars. However, institutionally-funded scholars will not be formally obligated to NIH.

Application Process:

Program Cycle

Application Deadline



April 6, 2018

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Program Leadership:

Program Co-Director: F. Xavier Castellanos, MD
Program Co-Director: Victoria Vaughan Dickson, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN
Program Manager: Claudia Galeano

Executive Committee:

Adina Kalet, MD, MPH
Christine Kovner, PhD, RN
Michael Pillinger, MD

KL2 Scholars (Past and Present):

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