University of Wisconsin–Madison

Career Development Awards

Two scientists observe ocular tissue samples with microscopic detail (NEI). This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license. Copyright © Rhoda Baer PhotographyThe overall aim of ICTR Career Development awards is to develop a diverse and multidisciplinary clinical and translational research workforce. Awardees and their research mentors reflect the scope of the ICTR partners. While scholars are drawn primarily from the UW Schools of Medicine & Public Health, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine, the College of Engineering, and Marshfield Clinic, successful applicants have been affiliated with almost all of the UW-Madison schools and colleges. Programs include a TL1 Pre-Doctoral Award, a TL1 Post-Doctoral Award, a KL2 Scholars Program, and the AHEAD Pilot Award. In addition to these offerings, ICTR also supports Certificate Programs in Fundamentals of Clinical Research and Clinical and Community Outcomes Research.

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  • TL1 Postdoctoral Training Program - Due Dec 15, 2017

    The goal of the ICTR TL1 Postdoctoral Program is to train individuals holding professional doctoral degrees, facilitate differentiation/specialization of participants along various contemporary clinical and translational pathways, and prepare them for academic development supported by training grants, career development awards, or other types of extramural funding.

    All applicants must currently hold a non-tenure track faculty series title (CHS, Clinical track), have that appointment by the time of the award (July 1, 2018),  or have a departmental commitment to a faculty appointment upon completion of the TL1 Post-Doctoral Award.

    Application for the 2018 TL1 Post-Doctoral Program

    RFA Release: Sep 26, 2017
    Mandatory Letter of Intent Deadline: Nov 1, 2017
    Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2017
    Award Announcement: Early April 2018
    Appointments Begin: No later than July 1, 2018

    2018 TL1 Postdoctoral Training Program RFA (PDF Doc)
    Online application forms and instructions will be sent to individuals who have submitted the mandatory LOI.

    Please direct questions to Ana Garic, Career Development Coordinator, ana.garic@wisc.edu.

  • TL1 Predoctoral Training Program - 2017 Deadline Passed

    The goal of the ICTR TL1 Predoctoral Program is to train future clinical and translational leaders and to introduce UW health-care professionals and engineering students to the scientific foundation of this discipline. It builds on existing, strong clinical and translational training programs in the Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Nursing, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, and the College of Engineering.

    All trainees are students earning a PhD in one of the ICTR Graduate Programs. Graduate programs administered by ICTR include the MS in Clinical Investigation, the PhD in Clinical Investigation (PhD CI), and the PhD in Clinical Translational Science (PhDCTS).

    Trainees earn a stipend, health insurance, tuition and fees, and a travel allowance. They participate in biennial mentor meetings attended by ICTR leadership and monthly writing workshops.

    Application for the 2017 TL1 Predoctoral Program

    Award Announcement: Spring 2017
    TL1 Appointments Begin: Fall 2017

    TL1 Predoctoral Program Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

    Please direct questions to Sally Wedde, TL1 Program Coordinator, rec-education@hslc.wisc.edu.

  • KL2 Scholars Program - Nomination Deadline Passed

    This award supports junior faculty at UW Madison pursuing and actively engaged in translational research and who are committed to developing an independent research program. Funded by NIH, three scholars are awarded for two years; additional time in the program is possible upon review of scholar progress and need.

    RFA for 2018 KL2 Scholar Program (PDF)

    • RFA Release Date: June 26, 2017
    • Dean/Chair Nomination Letter Receipt:  July 31, 2017
    • Mandatory Information Sessions (attend one): August 7 & 10, 2017
    • Application Receipt: October 2, 2017
    • Finalist Selection: November 15, 2017
    • Finalist Face-to-Face Interviews: November-December 2017
    • Award Just in Time: January 2018
    • Award Announcement: January 2018
    • Appointment Start Date: July 1, 2018

    Please direct KL2 Program questions to Ana Garic, ana.garic@wisc.edu.

  • AHEAD Program Pilot Awards – 2017 Deadline Passed

    The UW ICTR Advancing Health Equity and Diversity (AHEAD) Program Pilot Award is a mechanism for investigators associated with the AHEAD Program and other UW post-doctoral scholars focused on health equity research to gain experience in translational research that will facilitate their future career development. Specifically, this pilot award program seeks to support post-doctoral scholars who embrace an interdisciplinary approach to research, including those who genuinely engage community partners & stakeholders.

    Application for the 2017 AHEAD Pilot Program

    RFA Release: February 3, 2017
    Mandatory Letter of Intent Due: March 1, 2017
    Application Deadline: April 10, 2017
    Award Announcement: June 2017
    AHEAD Projects Begin: July 2017, earliest

    2017 AHEAD Pilot Program RFA (PDF)
    2017 AHEAD Pilot Program Application Forms (Word Doc)

    Helpful: Article discussing Pilot vs Feasibility studies

    Please direct questions to Caitlin Scott, AHEAD Pilot Grants Administrator, cscott8@wisc.edu.

AHEAD Program Scholars

Chenoa Allen

Health Disparities Research Scholar

Lisa Barroilhet

Centennial Scholar

Stephanie Budge

Counseling Psychology Faculty

Sean Duffy

Primary Care Research Fellow

Linnea Evans

Health Disparities Research Scholar

Elizabeth Felton

Centennial Scholar

Susan Flowers Benton

Primary Care Research Fellow

Ellen Goldstein

Primary Care Research Fellow

Vernon Grant

Primary Care Research Fellow

Madelyne Greene

Health Disparities Research Scholar

C. Emily Hendrick

Health Disparities Research Scholar

Gwen Jacobsohn

Honorary Associate/Primary Care Research Fellow

Andrea Larson

Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of OBGYN

Michael Mancera

Centennial Scholar

Dawd Siraj

Centennial Scholar

Megan Zuelsdorff

Health Disparities Research Scholar