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Application Period Open for Translational Research Scholars Program

Due: February 17, 2017

The ITHS Translational Research Scholars Program (formerly Rising Stars) is now accepting applications for our 2017 cohort. The program welcomes early stage investigators from the WWAMI-region.


The program offers a high-quality, targeted, and structured career development package for one year.

Benefits include:

  • $10,000 in funding to conduct research and develop career skills
  • Mentorship from established translational researchers
  • Peer-to-peer feedback and expert review services


“The pilot data acquired during the Translational Research Scholars Program will help establish feasibility and provide preliminary data to support a larger NIH-funded study. The funding from ITHS has been crucial in getting some of this pilot data.” – Dr. Sujata Pradhan, UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

“The funding I got through the Translational Research Scholars Program helped me to do some experiments in my lab. But, more importantly, the actual programs I was partaking in, the monthly conference calls, onsite visits, career development aspects, and other things helped me put together a strong R21 application.” – Dr. Kirk Hevener, Idaho State University

“The Translational Research Scholars Program makes me feel connected to a larger network of researchers that I can call upon. I think I would feel isolated without that.” – Dr. Cynthia Curl, Boise State University


Applications accepted until February 17, 2017.