CTSI TL1 Postdoctoral Fellowship is now accepting applications


The CTSI TL1 Postdoctoral Fellowship is now accepting applications for 2020-21 (7/1/2020-6/30/2021). Learn more at the Info Session on January 15, 2020, 11-12pm, CVRI Mission Bay, Room SC341.

The CTSI TL1 fellowship seeks to train exceptional postdoctoral fellows and provide them with the methodologic, analytic, leadership, and team science skills required to conduct transformative early translational research.  Qualified clinical fellows and PhD postdoctoral will receive advanced didactic training relevant to the conduct of translation research, support from senior mentors and peers  in the conduct of their research through regular works-in-progress sessions, and career development  support through one-on-one mentoring from established translational investigators as well as other structured activities. TL1 fellows will receive a stipend commensurate to the PGY/postdoctoral fellow status, as well as tuition for didactic training and travel funding.

This is a one-year fellowship. Applicants will likely be part of an existing postdoctoral fellowship program at UCSF and elect to join the TL1 program for one year. Clinical fellows typically will be in the research portion of their fellowship with an interest in translational health research. PhD postdoctoral fellows will typically be members of basic or translational science laboratories with an interest in pursuing translational research. 

We seek to recruit a mix of clinical fellows (MD or MD/PhD) and PhD postdoctoral fellows. Please apply here.


·         US Citizen or Permanent Resident

·         Current UCSF Postdoc, Clinical Fellow, Resident or postdoctoral fellows being recruited to UCSF who will begin their fellowship at the time of or before this grant mechanism begins.

·         Fellows who have previously been on institutional or individual NRSA grants are only eligible if they had not already completed 3 years of funding through these mechanisms.

Application Materials

·         Cover page/online application - Please include your name and contact information, title of proposal, and reason(s) why you want to complete the fellowship, including information on your career goals, and why this particular fellowship is important for achieving these goals. Please also provide names of people on your mentoring team, including the name of a clinical mentor (as relevant.) Please also submit demographic data. While not a requirement, it helps us provide important information to the NIH.

·         Research plan (up to three pages, references excluded) (PDF)

·         Training plan (up to one page) Please detail coursework you want to complete through TICR or possibly at other institutions. Clinical fellows without other advanced degrees are strongly encouraged to complete the ATCR certificate; those with PhDs may choose coursework that is tailored to their research needs and augments their existing training, including the ATCR certificate if appropriate (PDF)

·         Letter of support from your primary mentor (PDF)

·         NIH Biosketch from each of your mentors (PDF)

·         Your NIH Biosketch (PDF)

Key Dates

Info Session: January 15, 2020, 11-12pm, CVRI 555 Mission Bay South, Room SC 341
Notice of Intent Due: January 31, 2020 (send an email to Madeline Mann)
Applications Due: February 16, 2020
Offers Announced: late March, 2020
Fellowship Begins: July 1, 2020

The CTSI TL1 Postdoctoral Fellowship is led by Kamran Atabai, MD.  Questions? Contact Madeline Mann.