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tl1header.jpgThe Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health (TL1) is an NCATS-funded training program that seeks to promote interactions among both mentors and trainees in pediatrics and engineering to encourage creative thinking and new approaches in child-health research. The goal of the TL1 program is to address the need for well-trained scientists in pediatrics by attracting talented trainees, equipping them with the tools to succeed and retaining their commitment to be independent investigators.


This program is for clinical fellows, postdoctoral trainees, and doctoral degree students. Eligibility requirements are further outlined on our pre-doctoral and post-doctoral application pages.

Learn more about our TL1 funded researchers below.

Award Provisions

Trainees will receive several resources, including:

  • Living stipend in line with current NRSA levels
  • Limited travel, research, and tuition expenses
  • Mentor matching
  • Experiential clinical opportunities depending on project
  • Team Science Training

Selection Criteria

The selection criteria listed below evaluates applications on a nine-point scale:

  • Overall impact
  • Candidate
  • Career development plan/career goals & objectives/plan to provide mentoring
  • Research plan
  • Mentor(s)/Consultant(s)/Collaborator(s)
  • Environment and institutional commitment to the candidate

Dates & Deadlines

Applications must be submitted by the rolling due dates indicated below. Applicants may submit for each of the deadlines, and we intend to appoint at least one fellow from each application cycle during the current grant year.

Application Due

Notice of Award

Tentative Funding Start Date

December 6th, 2021

February 1st, 2022

After February 13th, 2022

Application Requirements


Meet the Team



Important websites

 Scholarly Impact

  • All scholars must cite the TL1 on any publications that result from research done while on the grant. 
  • Link your publication to the TL1 award in PubMed
  • Complete and update MyNCBI
Participating Institutions: