Deadline: rolling.  Apply now to start in Fall 2018.


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

  1. Cover sheet:
    CPTR Cover Sheet
  2. NIH-style Biosketch from applicant and mentor
  3. Personal statement (maximum one page, single-spaced, 11 point font, 1 inch margins)
  4. Transcript from current program (not required of postdocs or junior faculty members)
  5. Letter of recommendation from PhD Program Director (not required of postdocs or junior faculty members)
  6. Letter from Lead Mentor

Items 1-4 should be attached to an email from you, while items 5 and 6 should come directly from the director and mentor, respectively.

Applications will be reviewed by a Committee consisting of the program directors and key leadership team and acceptances will be based on candidates’ interest and potential for a translational research career.