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.

The objective of this award is to provide training in translational science to enhance the focused research experience that students are gaining through graduate or postdoctoral training or to provide focused research training and experience to professional students. All students must participate in translational research training tailored to their needs while a TL1 fellow. 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, funds for travel and childcare expenses, didactic coursework, journal clubs and mentored training.

Application Information

Application deadline: April 8, 2024
Expected appointment start date:  August 1 (July 1 if MD student)

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An additional application cycle may be added in Fall with a September or early October deadline pending available training slots.  If this round happens, appointments may start in January 2025 or later as they are available.

OSLER TL1 Program Directors

Allison Fryer, Ph.D.

Jessina McGregor, Ph.D.

Anna Wilson, Ph.D.

Contact us

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

Cynthia Morris, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Program Director, OCTRI Translational Workforce Development

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