Tufts CTSI offers exciting TL1 research training programs for scholars and clinicians. If you are a medical student, DMD, DVM, MD, or PhD with an interest in clinical and translational research, you are encouraged to apply for a pre- or post-doctoral fellowship.

These prestigious, NIH-funded programs provide stipend and full tuition for the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) Graduate Program. Fellows will earn a Certificate or MS in Clinical and Translational Science, with the possibility of a PhD. For details about the graduate program, read the CTS Graduate Program Guide (PDF).

Types of Fellowships

Which fellowship is right for you? There are three types:

Who is eligible?

Third-year medical students are eligible for predoctoral fellowships.

Eligible applicants for postdoctoral fellowships are doctoral-level scholars and clinicians (e.g., DMDs, DVMs, MDs, PhDs, ScDs) who submit an online application through the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences. All fellowship applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.


In addition to stipend and full tuition, all fellows will experience:

  • A superb research training environment
  • Mentorship by faculty members at the top of their respective fields
  • Ample opportunities for publication and networking
  • Seminars, symposia, academic rounds, journal clubs.

How to Apply

To apply for a TL1 Fellowship, please submit an online application through the Sackler School. In your personal statement, please specify the fellowship that interests you.

If you are interested in applying for a fellowship, please contact Elizabeth Wiltrout, PhD, Graduate Program Manager, for details.

For questions about the CTS Graduate Program, please read the FAQs.


David M. Kent, MD, MSc, Program Director

Elizabeth Wiltrout, PhD, Graduate Program Manager

The TL1 Fellowship Programs are supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Grant Number TL1TR001062. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.