OSLER TL1 Program: Complement Your Graduate or Postdoc Training

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Our goal

The Oregon Students Learn and Experience Research (OSLER) Program supports training and career development in clinical and translational research for professional and Ph.D. graduate students and postdoctoral clinical and research fellows through a TL1 grant to OCTRI and is similar to an NIH NRSA T32 grant.

Benefits and eligibility

Eligible applicants include students currently in professional training (MD, DMD, PharmD, DNP), PhD graduate students, and postdoctoral clinical (MD, DMD, PharmD, DNP) and research (PhD) fellows.  Predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees at OHSU, Portland State University, University of Oregon, and Oregon State University are eligible to apply.

Professional students are expected to participate in TL1 training for 1 year, and PhD graduate students and postdoctoral trainees can expect up to 2 years of training.

All research proposed for this program must involve either clinical or translational research defined as involving human subjects or populations, or research that has application to human health.

Trainees receive a monthly stipend, partial tuition and fee support, didactic coursework, journal clubs and mentored training.

Application Information

Application deadline: April 01, 2021
Expected appointment start date: July 1 or September 2021
Funding through June 30, 2022

The application deadline has passed for 2021.  Check back here in early 2022 for the next call for applications

See the RFA for the past 2021 application cycle .

Contact us

Cynthia Morris, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Program Director, Translational Workforce Development
Co-Director, TL1 Program 

Allison Fryer, Ph.D.
Director, TL1 Program

Karen McCracken, B.A., B.S.N.
Education Program Coordinator

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