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Clinical & Translational Science Institute Career Development Programs

At NYU Langone’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute, we help scientists interested in a multidisciplinary translational research career achieve research independence. We offer a variety of programs targeting all professional levels.

Clinical and Translational Science Awards Scholars Program

The Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Scholars Program helps junior faculty who conduct research with training and mentorship and prepares them to apply for research funding. Learn more about the CTSA Scholars Program.

K to Independence Program

The K to Independence program fosters the successful transition from mentored research training (e.g., K grant awards) to sustained, independent research programs (e.g., R grant awards). The program includes didactic training, peer engagement, a writing accountability group, and mentorship from successful senior faculty members. Learn more about the K to Independence Program.

TL1 Training Program

The TL1 Training Program helps predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars advance their careers in translational research through scholarly seminars, training courses, and mentorship opportunities. Learn more about the TL1 Training Program.

Mentor Development Program

The Mentor Development Program trains junior faculty members to become effective translational research mentors. Learn more about the Mentor Development Program.

Mini Sabbatical Program

Mini sabbaticals are formal, short-term training and educational experiences away from an investigator’s home research unit that supplement knowledge, provide skills, and offer opportunities for research collaboration (Pillinger et al. 2019. J Clin Transl Sci). These experiences typically range in duration from several days to several months and differ from traditional sabbaticals in that they have a targeted goal. A mini sabbatical may involve time spent at other research labs or units, at government institutions (such as the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or Food and Drug Administration), in an industry role, or at a nonprofit.

To help support NYU Langone trainees, Translational Research Education and Careers (TREC) now offers small targeted grants to use toward related expenses, including travel costs, housing, and meals. We provide up to $2,500 per mini sabbatical in the form of reimbursement upon completion of your experience.

We are accepting applications to the Mini Sabbatical Program on a rolling basis for as long as funds last. If you are interested in applying, please complete the Mini Sabbatical Program Application. Required application materials include a CV or biosketch, personal essay, estimated budget, two letters of support, and a recent photograph. For questions about the Mini Sabbatical Program, contact Claudia Galeano, program manager, at 212-263-4996 or at

MS in Clinical Investigation

As a master of science in clinical investigation (MSCI) candidate, you prepare for a career in translational research by working closely with distinguished faculty and research mentors to gain foundational knowledge in research methods that support the development of new drugs and devices. We offer several different concentrations in the two-year program. These include concentrations in translational research, biomedical informatics for clinical investigators, comparative effectiveness and implementation research, health disparities and health equity research, health innovations and therapeutics, and healthcare delivery science. Learn more about the MS in Clinical Investigation.

Physician Scientist Training Program

The Physician Scientist Training Program awards salary support to talented residents and fellows at NYU Langone who are near the end of formal clinical training and are transitioning to junior faculty positions. Learn more about the Physician Scientist Training Program (Kerberos ID and password required for login).

Translational Research Education and Careers Grand Rounds

Translational Research Education and Careers (TREC) Grand Rounds are weekly conferences dedicated to early investigator professional development and methodological issues related to translational research.

TREC seminars occur every Wednesday from 4:00PM to 5:00PM in the Translational Research Building at 227 East 30th Street. Contact program manager Claudia Galeano at for a full schedule.