Tufts CTSI offers a variety of career development opportunities for junior faculty affiliated with our partner institutions:
- The Career Development Award (KL2) Program was established to help physicians and clinicians to develop their research skills with the goal of becoming independent clinical investigators. Highly-qualified junior faculty receive federal funding to conduct multidisciplinary clinical/patient-oriented research for a period of at least two years. KL2 awards provide scholars with 75% support for a salary and fringe benefits up to a total of $114,900. Funds are also available for tuition, travel, and supplies.
- TL1 Fellowship Programs provide research training to postdoctoral scholars and clinicians interested in comparative effectiveness and one health, as well as predoctoral candidates in their third year of medical school. These prestigious, NIH-funded programs provide stipend and full tuition for the Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) Graduate Program. Fellows will earn an MS in Clinical and Translational Science, with the possibility of a PhD.
In addition to our funded career development opportunities, we provide:
- The Junior Faculty Research Career Development Forum, a monthly interactive session to support the biomedical research careers of junior faculty at the K or career development level. Admission is by application only, and selected junior faculty must commit to a year of participation.
- Seminars and workshops, in-person and online via I LEARN, provide professional development for new and experienced researchers, faculty, staff, and students throughout the Tufts community. Topics address the growing need for investigators to operate across different disciplines and across key stages in the translational spectrum, and equip participants with the competencies needed to advance clinical and translational research.