Program Overview

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  • Candidates must be a US citizen, non-citizen national, or a US permanent resident;

  • Applicants must be able to commit to 1 full year in the TBS Program, though priority will be given to those able to commit to 2 full years;

  • Pre-doctoral students must have passed their qualifying exam and be in good standing within their PhD program;

  • Postdoctoral fellows must have full-time employment at a GHUCCTS institution for at least one month at the time of award activation;

  • No applicant may have a US government training award including a National Research Service Award for more than 2 years at the time of award activation;

  • Applicants must have a primary mentor from a GHUCCTS institution who has sufficient research funding and resources to support the applicant’s research for the duration of the training period at the time of award activation; and,

  • All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to translational biomedical research



Award Details (funding)

Click here to download pdf with information regarding award details.

  • Predoctoral student stipends follow individual PhD program levels

  • Postdoctoral fellow salaries follow NIH guidelines

 Scholar/Mentor Expectations:

  • Click here to download the Scholar/Mentor Expectation

  • Click here to download the Core Competencies for Clinical and Translational Investigator Training from NCATS

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Application Directions:

GENERAL DIRECTIONS: Read in entirety before you submit your application.

Applications follow the format of an NIH National Research Service Award F30 (MD, PhD student), F31 (predoctoral student) or F32 (postdoctoral fellow) application.

Click here to download the NIH application guide as a reference.


Applications are submitted as a merged SINGLE PDF file. Text is single-spaced, Arial font no smaller than 11 points, with margins at least ½ inch on all sides. 

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. 

Click here for the directions with the Pre-Application Layout Checklist of required forms.
Click here for the directions with the Final Application Layout Checklist of required forms.


Deadlines & Submission:

  • PRE-APPLICATION Due on May 1, 2019

  • FINAL APPLICATION Due on August 1, 2019

    Note: Portal will close at 11:59 pm on deadline date


  • Click below to access the application form

  • Complete all required fields

  • Upload the PDF file as indicated in "General Directions" section