Application Instructions


Applications for the 2024 CTSI TL1 predoctoral program are open until January 19, 2024 (with possible rolling basis if slots remain available).

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility and application require the following:

  1. Enrollment in a doctoral research degree-granting program at one of the CTSI partners (PhD or equivalent);
  2. Pursue research training full-time (generally defined as 40 hours per week);
  3. US citizen or permanent resident status;
  4. A personal statement describing research training and career goals that relate to the TL1 focus (1,500-word limit, approximately 3 pages);
  5. An NIH biosketch or curriculum vitae (CV);
  6. Letters of recommendation from at least two academic faculty familiar with the applicant’s work (2-page limit per letter); and
  7. Academic transcripts.

Start Date

Expected appointment start date: October 1, 2024


Funding is renewed on an annual basis based on academic excellence and progress within the program. Predoctoral trainees are eligible for up to three years of TL1 funding, including:

  • Annual stipend: ~$27,144
  • Tuition for doctoral degree

This program is funded from a TL1 grant to the UCLA CTSI and is identical to an NRSA T32.

How to Apply

To apply

Predoc Application

If preferred, faculty can submit their letters of recommendation separately at: LOR Submission

Questions about the program are encouraged. Email: