Scholar Weekly Announcements

This Weekly newsletter contains updates for CRTC Postdoctoral Scholars regarding seminar and other class information and deadlines, CRTC program notes, funding opportunities, useful resources, and upcoming events. For suggestions or items for this newsletter, please contact

Please read the Summer/Fall 2018 CRTC Newsletter

2018-2019 Academic Calendar

Upcoming Events, Classes and Seminars

Funding Opportunities

  • Applications are being accepted now through February 20, 2019 for the TL1 Predoctoral Programs
    Summer Predoctoral Program: Two-month research core, beginning June 1 and ending July 31
    Year-Long (Intensive) Predoctoral Program: Twelve-month research core, beginning June 1 and continuing through May 31 the following year
    Two-Year (Standard) Predoctoral Program 1 – 2 year (9 month minimum) appointment concurrent with the student’s doctoral degree program.
  • ASPIRE 2019 Application is Open!
    ASPIRE (Advanced Summer Program for Investigation and Research Education) is a summer research program at Washington University School of Medicine for current undergraduate students. It is an excellent opportunity for highly motivated students interested in health and medical disciplines to gain experience with faculty research mentors and a diverse cohort of fellow young investigators. Deadline is February 20, 2019.
  • Longer Life Foundation Call for Applications
    Letters of Intent Due February 22
    For additional information please visit  LLF.
  • K12 Mentored Training in Implementation Science Program
    October 1, 2018 – March 15th, 2019
    This program is available to all Junior Faculty in the Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep (HLBS) Research fields who are Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Researchers.
    Visit the MTIS website, or email
  • KL2 Career Development Awards Program
    Application Deadline 1: March 1st
    For more information, visit the KL2 website, or email
  • R25 Cancer Genomics and Outcomes Research STRENGTH Program – Applications Now Open!  STRENGTH (Short-Term Education and Growth Through Hands-On Experience) is currently seeking applications.  This online training program is designed for postdoctoral scholars (PhDs or MDs) who are still training or Junior Faculty who are interested in pursuing patient oriented cancer research. Applications and additional information may be found at:
  • The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation 2019 Clinical Scientist Development Award  Competition.  Find out more
  • ICTS – Just-in-Time (JIT) Core Usage Funding Program: Quick access to funding to use any of the ICTS Cores for research advancing medical knowledge that can improve human health
  • FDA Opportunities
  • Regulatory Science Training Fellowship: development training content for drug development and regulatory decision making.
  • Private Funding Opportunities
  • Pfizer’s Centers for Therapeutic Innovation
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute New Investigator Competition


WebSTAC to check your grades, file your Intent to Graduate, browse course offerings, and update personal contact information with the university.

Career Development

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs: A central resource for information regarding postdoctoral training and career development opportunities and to assist in the development of a diverse community of postdoctoral researchers.

Edge for Scholars:Your community for candid conversation about life in academics.  We strategize about how to do great research, stay productive, network effectively, mentor well and be mentored, negotiate for resources, get grants, refine writing and editing, cultivate leadership skills, and achieve your goals.

The Writing Center is offering limited hours on the Medical Campus.  To make an appointment on the Medical Campus, go to and select “Fall 2018–Med Campus” on the log in screen.  Writing center staff can help at any stage of the writing process on manuscripts for publication, grants, personal statements, dissertations, and more!

Clinician Well-Being Knowledge Hub – Sharing Knowledge to Combat Clinician Burnout

NRMN Recognizes Women Leaders in Science – Past, Present, and Future

Accelerating Clinical Coordinator Excellence (ACCE)


The Office of Training Grants (OTG) has developed a Grant Library (WUSTL Box) to serve as a centralized resource for grant writers/investigators at different career stages. To share a copy of your awarded grant, please contact

Suggestions for new NIH Grant Applications

Don’t forget to cite the ICTS grant(s) on your publications and presentations. Visit the CRTC grant citations webpage for complete citation information.

Please be sure to request a PMCID for any peer-reviewed article that is published citing an NIH grant.The NIH will begin withholding funding from scholars and programs who do not comply with the Public Access Policy.

Policy Notices

New NIDDK Policies for Salary on K08 and K23 Awards

Federal Human Subjects Protection Final Rule Published

OVCR: Policies, Procedures and Guidelines

HHS and NIH Announce New Initiatives to Enhance Availability of Clinical Trial Information: HHS Clinical Trials Registration and Results Information Submission (HHS Final Rule: Doc 2016-22129)
NIH Policy on the Dissemination of NIH-Funded Clinical Trial Information (NIH Notice: NOT-OD-16-149)

NIH Notice for Investigators and Staff Involved in Clinical Trials
WU has several on-line courses that meet this requirement
Courses can be accessed through Learn@Work
Policy on Good Clinical Practice Training for NIH Awardees Involved in NIH-funded Clinical Trials (NIH Notice: NOT-OD-16-148)

Federal Grant Requirements – New Guidelines for Uniform Guidance
OVCR Summary of Uniform GuidanceResearch

Powerpoint and Presentation Skills: Presentation Tips & Tricks


National Center for Data to Health (CD2H) Monthly Newsletter

Tissue MicroArray Construction Available for All Cancer sites.

To apply and contract for TMA or address questions, contact

Washington University Libraries – workshops for advanced researchers



The Washington University Medical Center Housestaff Auxiliary (WUMCHA), a department of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, has acted as a support group to address the unique needs of spouses, partners, residents, fellows and attending physicians affiliated with the Medical Center since 1982. These people, the majority of whom have relocated to St. Louis, have special life stresses that WUMCHA strives to address.

Poster Printer

There is a poster printer in the CRTC which is available for scholar use by appointment only. The cost is $50 per poster. Posters can be printed on 36″ or 42″ gloss paper rolls. Please make your reservation several days in advance with Jesseca Leggett,





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