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.





  • TL1 Postdoctoral Training Program - Rolling Application

    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.

    We expect trainees to gain competency in two areas,  1) fundamentals of research design & data science, and 2) regulatory & research ethics, through a variety of courses, workshops, seminars, etc.

    Eligibility is limited to applicants who are either currently in a non-tenure track faculty title series or academic staff, who upon successful completion of the TL1 Postdoctoral award, will be appointed to the UW Madison faculty (tenure track or non-tenure track title series).

    Application for the TL1 Post-Doctoral Program

    TL1 Postdoctoral Training Program RFA (DOCX; July 6, 2018 update)
    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,

  • TL1 Predoctoral Training Program - 2018 Deadline Passed

    The goal of the ICTR TL1 Predoctoral Program is to train future clinical and translational leaders and to introduce UW health-care professional 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 Clinical Investigation or a PhD minor with a focus on Clinical and 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.

    TLI Program FAQs (PDF)

    Application for the 2018 TL1 Predoctoral Program

    Application Deadline: March 15, 2018
    Award Announcement: May 2018
    Appointments Begin: Summer or Fall 2018

    2018 TL1 Predoctoral Training Program RFA  (PDF Doc)
    Online application forms and instructions will be sent to individuals upon request.

    Please direct questions to Sally Wedde, TL1 Program Coordinator,

  • KL2 Scholars Program - Nominations Due July 30

    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.

    Deadlines for Awards Beginning July 1, 2018

    • RFA Release Date: June 2018
    • Dean/Chair Nomination Letter Receipt:  July 30, 2018
    • Mandatory Information Sessions (attend one): August 6 & 9, 2018
    • Application Receipt: October 2, 2018
    • Finalist Selection: November 15, 2018
    • Finalist Face-to-Face Interviews: November-December 2018
    • Award Just in Time: January 2019
    • Award Announcement: end of January 2019
    • Appointment Start Date: July 1, 2019

    Please direct KL2 Program questions to Ana Garic,

  • AHEAD Program Pilot Awards – 2018 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/junior faculty 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 2018 AHEAD Pilot Program

    RFA Release: February 1, 2018
    Mandatory Letter of Intent Due: March 5, 2018
    Application Deadline: April 11, 2018
    Award Announcement: June/July 2018
    AHEAD Projects Begin: July 2018, earliest

    2018 AHEAD Pilot Program RFA (PDF)
    2018 AHEAD Pilot Program Application Forms (Word Doc)

    Helpful: Article discussing Pilot vs Feasibility studies

    Please direct questions to Caitlin Scott, AHEAD Pilot Grants Administrator,

AHEAD Program Affiliated Scholars

Chenoa Allen

Health Disparities Research Scholar

Lisa Barroilhet

Centennial Scholar

Sean Duffy

Primary Care Research Fellow

Linnea Evans

Health Disparities Research Scholar

Bolanle Famakin

Centennial Scholar

Elizabeth Felton

Centennial Scholar

Susan Flowers Benton

Primary Care Research Fellow

Ellen Goldstein

Primary Care Research Fellow

Madelyne Greene

Health Disparities Research Scholar

C. Emily Hendrick

Health Disparities Research Scholar

Dawd Siraj

Centennial Scholar

Héctor Valdivia

Centennial Scholar

Jasmine Zapata

Centennial Scholar

Sherry Zhang

Health Disparities Research Scholar