The TL1 Fellowship Program offers research training for scholars and clinicians with an interest in clinical and translational research. These prestigious, NIH-funded programs provide stipends and
full tuition for the CTS Graduate Program.

Fellows will earn an MS in Clinical and Translational Science, with the possibility of a PhD. In addition to a general CTS fellowship, Tufts CTSI offers four specialized postdoctoral fellowships (see below): Comparative Effectiveness Research; One Health; Drug and Device Development; and Health Policy.

Types of Fellowships

Fellows may choose to enter a general translational science track or choose from one of four specialized tracks:

  • Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Postdoctoral Fellowship
    CER Postdoctoral Fellows will focus on Evidence-based Clinical Effectiveness Research or Health Services and Outcomes Research. They will study existing therapies, real-world effectiveness, treatment effect heterogeneity, and stakeholder engagement.
  • One Health Postdoctoral Fellowship
    One Health Postdoctoral Fellows will study cross-species disease transmission, comparative medicine and translational research.
  • Drug and Device Development Fellowship
    Drug and Device Development Fellows will train in methods critical to improving the quality and efficiency of pharmaceutical and device development, review, and utilization.
  • Health Policy Fellowship
    Health Policy Fellows will focus on issues of care quality, care organization, utilization, and access.

Who is 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 Tufts University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

All fellowship recipients must be US citizens or permanent residents.


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

  • A superb cross-disciplinary research training environment to broaden your expertise
  • Mentorship by esteemed faculty members
  • Ample opportunities for publication and networking
  • Seminars, symposia, academic rounds, journal clubs
  • Externship opportunities in local pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and health care research organizations

How to Apply

Submit an online application through the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. In your personal statement, please specify the fellowship that interests you.


Applications must be completed by May 1, 2022. Early submissions are encouraged.

Fellowships will begin on July 1, 2022.


David M. Kent, MD, MSc, Program Director

Elizabeth Leary, PhD, Senior Program Manager

The TL1 Fellowship Programs are supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Grant Number TL1TR002546. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.