TL1 Postdoctoral Training Program Clinical and Translational Science

The University of Kentucky TL1 Training Program in Clinical and Translational Science is designed to train exceptional professional trainees with skills required to develop a career in multidisciplinary clinical and translational research in health-related fields. The fundamental principal of the TL1 program is to provide clinical research training that is rigorous and effectively integrated with ongoing professional research programs.



  • US citizen or permanent resident status

  • MD, MD/PhD, DMD and PharmD Residents and Fellows or Nursing PhD post- doctoral fellows

Funding / Support Provided:

  • Stipend support at the NIH NRSA PGY post-doctoral levels 

  • Health Insurance

  • $4,500 tuition for courses

  • $1,300 travel funds to attend the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) meeting

Training Requirements:

  • Fundamentals of Clinical Research (CPH 632)

  • Grant Writing Course

  • Biostatistics Course

  • Clinical Research Ethics Course

Trainees will be required to participate in regular CTS Seminars/discussion, attend CCTS-sponsored workshops, present at the CCTS Spring Conference, attend monthly Ethics lectures, and satisfy all NRSA requirements.