Funding Opportunities

The Center for Translational Medicine offers and promotes funding for a variety of research initiatives to support and enable clinical and translational scientists, in addition to funding clinical and translational research directly through training and pilot awards.

Translational Pilot Grant Awards

The Center for Translational Medicine provides pilot funding opportunities for investigators at UT Southwestern and Center’s partnering institutions to explore new concepts, paradigms, therapies, or technologies to enhance translational research and promote new research partnerships. Where appropriate, pilot funding is coupled with relevant educational programs to help applicants learn the skills needed to incorporate new techniques into their ongoing research.

Clinical Research Education and Career Development

Clinical and Translational Research Scholars Program

Sponsored in part by the National Institutes of Health (NCATS CTSA grant mechanism), this two-year track is designed for postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty who are on track to obtain extramural grant funding and show great promise toward becoming independently funded investigators. Funding may include partial salary and tuition support.

TL1 Predoctoral Training Award and Basic Certificate in Clinical Science

This predoctoral track supports early career development of predoctoral trainees, including medical students and Ph.D. students, by providing interdisciplinary training in clinical and translational research. Funding may include partial stipend and tuition support.