Deadline: rolling.  Apply now to start in Fall 2019.


PhD Students: Applicants must be PhD graduate students in the biomedical sciences and/or biomedical engineering at Emory University, the Georgia Institute of Technology or the Morehouse School of Medicine with a desire to become qualified clinical and/or translational investigators and obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to translate laboratory discoveries into new medical treatments.

Students will apply in their second year of graduate school and will begin CPTR training at the onset of their third year of graduate school after completing comprehensive examinations.  Completing the CPTR program early in their training would ensure an impact on their dissertation (facilitating translational research) and their career direction.  The CPTR could be taken in one year but most graduate students would likely take this 16-credit program over a two-year period.

Emory Postdocs and Junior Faculty: Emory postdocs and faculty may apply. No tuition or stipend funding is available except for PhD students.

Tuition and Stipend

The CPTR Program will provide tuition for the program to accepted PhD students.  Participants will remain on the stipends provided by their degree programs.

How to Apply

Application for the CPTR program should include the following components listed below (see Application Components).

CPTR applications MUST be submitted online (click here to start). Once you have started submission by entering your name and email address, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to your CPTR application. You can use this link to upload and update your submission files. Please share your submission link with your Program Director, Supervisor/Mentor, and anyone else submitting letters in support of your application.  (Note: Once a letter is uploaded, only our program staff can see it.)

Application Components 

The following items are required:

  1. Cover sheet: (save link as document)
  2. NIH-style Biosketch from applicant and lead mentor/advisor
  3. Personal statement (1-2 pages, single-spaced, 11 point font, 1 inch margins)
  4. Transcript from current program (required of PhD students)
  5. Letter of recommendation from PhD Program Director (not required of postdocs or faculty members)
  6. Letter of support from Lead Mentor (not required of faculty members at Associate or full Professor level)
  7. Application fee (if your application is successful) in the amount of $75.00 payable to Emory University (unless currently enrolled at Emory University) AND original transcripts (if your application is successful) in sealed envelopes from each post-secondary institution you have attended. The transcripts are for the Laney Graduate School per SACS requirements. Transcripts must be in English or accompanied by notarized translations. Please hand-deliver to the Georgia CTSA MSCR program office:

Cheryl Sroka
Rm 6.112, 1599 Building
1599 Clifton Road NE
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia 30322

Items 1-4 should be loaded into the web-based application (click to start) form by you, while items 5 and 6 should come directly from the director and mentor, respectively.

A Committee consisting of the Georgia CTSA Research Education Executive Committee will review applications and acceptances will be based on candidates’ interest and potential for a translational research career.