Full-time appointment

All trainees are required to pursue their research training and experiential innovation projects full-time, normally defined as 40 hours per week. Trainees are expected to complete no less than 24 months, and no more than 36 months, of full-time clinical research as active members of their chosen mentor’s research team.

Mentorship meetings

It is the responsibility of all TL1 Trainees to schedule and participate in Primary Mentor Meetings weekly. Trainees are also required to meet quarterly with their full mentorship committees, which include the Primary Mentor, the assigned Program Mentor, and the assigned Entrepreneurship Content Expert.

Grant proposal

All trainees are required to submit a grant proposal before the completion of the training program. Trainees will develop grant submissions for K awards such as KL2, K12, K08, and K23. Some Postdocs may also have the opportunity to explore SBIR or STTR grant applications. To ensure the necessary guidance and support in developing a grant application, trainees will attend grant-writing clinics and also have the opportunity to participate in relevant didactic coursework.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

Trainees must complete training in the Responsible Conduct of Research. The TL1 Program provides all trainees with access to seminars and/or coursework that must be successfully completed in order to fulfill the RCR requirement.

TL1 Interdisciplinary Clinical Research Training Seminar

Trainees must participate in the weekly TL1 Interdisciplinary Clinical Research Training Seminar for the entirety of their appointment.

Annual Translational Science Meeting and abstract

Trainees must submit at least one abstract to the annual Translational Science Meeting. This abstract will be published and distributed at the meeting. Trainees are required to attend the meeting and to present either a poster or an oral presentation on their research.

Research Training Symposium and Poster Session

The Washington University School of Medicine hosts the Research Training Symposium and Poster Session annually in October. All TL1 Trainees are required to submit an abstract and present either a poster or oral presentation on their research.

CRTC Career Development Seminars

TL1 Trainees are expected to attend the Career Development Seminars held monthly throughout the academic year. These seminars are focused on topics such as team management, work/life balance, individual development plans, and negotiation.

Grant citations 

K12 scholars are to acknowledge the receipt of K12 grant support in all publications, Biosketches, and Other Support documents. Each program has unique requirements for citing grants. 

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