Tufts CTSI offers exciting TL1 research training programs for scholars and clinicians. If you have a doctoral-level degree and an interest in clinical and translational research, you are encouraged to apply for a postdoctoral 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.

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?

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 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

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.

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Wiltrout, PhD, Graduate Program Manager, for more details.


Applications must be completed by March 1. Priority may be given to those who apply early.


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 TL1TR002546. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.