March 1: CCTS KL2 Program CATS Scholars

The UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science invites applications for the Clinical and Translational Science (CATS) Scholars awards. Applications are due March 1 by 5 p.m. (CST).

The CATS Scholars Program is intended to accelerate the career progression of scientists who have demonstrated a commitment to clinical and/or translational research. Ideal candidates are junior faculty who will have completed the majority of their formal research training and now require protected time to develop a specific research project that will lead to external funding.

The two-year awards provide a vigorous mentoring and career development program for clinical and translational scholars in disciplines and professions such as medicine, dentistry, engineering, social work, public health, physical and occupational therapy, psychology, nursing and pharmacy.

Benefits of the program include:

  • 75% release time for research and career development, which will be funded by the CATS Program up to $100,000*
  • $25,000 annually to support scholarly activities as well as $2,500/year for research-related travel
  • Individual, formalized career planning and progress review
  • Monthly career development activities
  • Peer review of grants and external presentations
  • Mentoring from senior faculty
  • Subsidized CCTS services
  • Additional funds for external enrichment activities to support career-development goals

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