"Building the next generation of clinician researchers translational science scholars - a unique opportunity for physicians, health scientists, and translational basic science investigators early in their careers."
The ICTS offeres funding for 3 Menotred KL-2 Fellowship positions and 10 Pre and Post Doctoral TL-1 Scholar Trainees.
MENTORED CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD
Currently there are no available positions
The UC Irvine Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) proudly announces a new call for the NIH/NCATS Mentored Career award (KL-2) under the UCI Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA/ICTS). The ICTS-KL-2 award is intended to support a two-year period of mentored career development. It is expected that during this time, the scholars will develop a solid portfolio of pilot and preliminary data suitable for competitive extramural grant applications; a robust record of publications and presentations at national scientific meetings; and a program of courses and experiential learning in areas that will advance the scholar’s proficiency in independent translational research. Scholars must demonstrate a productive relationship with qualified and funded mentors who are experienced in advancing the careers of translational researchers. Awardees will recieve up to salary support for 75% up to $75,000 (benefits support up to $25,000). The scholars will also revcive $25,000 of research expenses, $2,000 travle costs, and $10,000 for support of the mentors lab.
Scholars supported under the KL2 component must have a research or health-professional doctoral degree or its equivalent.
Candidates must have a full-time appointment at UCI.
At the time of their appointments, scholars must not have pending an application for any other PHS mentored career development award (e.g. K07, K08, K22, K23) that duplicates any of the provisions of the K component. Former or current PDs/PIs on any NIH research project grant [this does not include NIH small grants (R03), exploratory Developmental (R21) or SBIR, STTR (R43, R44 grants)] or equivalent non-PHS peer reviewed grants that are over $100,000 direct costs per year, or project leaders on sub-projects of program project (P01) or center grants (P50) are NOT eligible to participate as scholars. Appointed scholars are encouraged to apply for individual mentored K awards (e.g. K07, K08, K22, K23) and independent awards (R01, R03, R21); if successful, the KL2 appointment would be terminated and funding received from the new individual K or R award. Scholars to be supported by the institutional career development program must be at the career level for which the planned program is intended. In keeping with the type of mentoring and career development being provided by the CTSA, a KL2 scholar candidate who is already in the process of applying for an independent mentored career development grant, a P01 grant, or R01 grant is likely too senior for the KL2 award.
The ICTS annually funds three KL-2 scholars. A minimum of 75% effort must be dedicated to pursuing multidisciplinary clinical research and translational science including training and mentoring for a minimum of 2 years. During the 2 years of ICTS support, ICTS will work with the scholar through dedicated mentoring and monitoring to apply for an individual NIH K-award. The faculty scholar's home department, School, or organized research unit is expected to contribute the balance of the scholar's salary and research support during the period covered by the award.
All KL2 recipients will become part of the ICTS KL-2 Scholars Program. The specific requirements of the KL2 award, as well as the general requirements of the K Scholars Program, are detailed below:
Sources of support for the 75% KL2 effort include the ICTS KL2 grant for amounts up to $100,000 per year (including benefits), and the department of the KL2 scholar for any remaining gap between $100,000 and 75% of the salary of the scholar (i.e., the salary gap), as well as the remaining 25% of the scholar's salary. NIH rules prohibit KL2 scholars from receiving salary support from other federal grants and contracts (except in the final two years of K funding, as noted below); however, other intramural and non-federal extramural grant sources may be used for this purpose. Scholars who acquire non-federal sources of funds that are appropriate for this use, such as foundation career development grants, may reasonably be expected by their department to allocate part of the award to help cover their salary gaps.
The training requirement will normally be met through FFAST didactic programs.
Lead mentors will have overall responsibility for helping Scholars develop creative and independent careers in research. In addition to being an expert in the scientific area the Scholar has chosen to pursue, a lead mentor must be familiar with faculty, resources and databases at UCI, and have resources and research staff that can support the Scholar's research. Lead mentors will provide guidance to assure that projects are moving satisfactorily on the path to presentations, publications, and grant applications, and they will provide advice about career directions, national networking, and academic promotion. They will also help to assure that 75% of the Scholar's total work week is protected from clinical and administrative duties, and fully available for training and research. Co-mentors will be responsible for working with the lead mentor on these responsibilities, and will provide guidance in one or more complementary areas of expertise.
Scholars will meet frequently with the lead mentor. Scholars will also meet regularly with their co-mentors, and at least twice a year with all their mentors as a group. Mentors are encouraged to participate in the Scholar's Progress meeting each year, and to work with the scholar on a Career Development Plan. Each scholar is also expected to meet periodically with her/his division head/department chair who will oversee the scholar's departmental interactions and academic advancement.
Since our shared goal is for scholars to become independently funded by the end of their K award period (or earlier), we set out these general guidelines for scholars to consider:
By the end of the 2nd year, and each year thereafter:
By the end of the 3rd Year
Notes and Deadlines
All application documents must be submitted online at www.icts.uci.edu/grants
All general questions should be directed to Diana Vigil firstname.lastname@example.org; (949)824-1231.
This award will follow all NIH Policies. The NIH Polices on K-awards can be found athttp://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/nihgps_2012/nihgps_ch12.htm
We are currently accepting applications for 1 Post-doctoral position
The UC Irvine Institute for Clinical and Translational Science NRSA trainee program is funded by the National Institutes of Health National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS) program designed to integrate training in clinical research and translational science into the core curriculum of pre- and postdoctoral trainees in medicine, public health, nursing, pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical and social sciences, physical sciences, engineering, and informatics.
Duration of support is 1 years with the possibility of a one to two year(s) extension.
WHAT IS TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE
Translation: The process of turning observations in the laboratory, clinic and community into interventions that improve the health of individuals and the public - from diagnostics and therapeutics to medical procedures and behavioral changes.
Translational Science: The field of investigation focused on understanding the scientific and operational principles underlying each step of the translational process.
Translational Science Spectrum: The translational science spectrum represents each stage of research along the path from the biological basis of health and disease to interventions that improve the health of individuals and the public. The spectrum is not linear or unidirectional; each stage builds upon and informs the others. At all stages of the spectrum, NCATS develops new approaches, demonstrates their usefulness and disseminates the findings. Patient involvement is a critical feature of all stages in translation.
Each Trainee will receive:
We are pleased to invite applications for postdoctoral positions. This call is intended to fund 1 Scholar. The appointment must begin by March 31, 2017.
The Applicants Must:
To apply for the ICTS TL-1 Scholar position applicants must submit the following:
Applications are due on Wednesday, February 8rd by 5PM.
All application documents must be submitted online at www.icts.uci.edu/grants.
Questions should be directed to Diana Vigil email@example.com; 949-824-1231.
Applicants will be notified of the outcome on or before March 10, 2017.