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Submission Deadline: Monday, December 18, 2023
Appointment Dates: 2024 – 2026
Applications allowed per Applicant / Lab / Mentor: 1
Number of Possible Awardees per year: 5
Total Funding: $73,582 (yearly)
Funding Source(s): NIH/NCATS

The MICHR Postdoctoral T32 is a campus wide, multidisciplinary career development training program in translational science supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). Translational science is focused on understanding a scientific or operational principle that underlies a step of the translational process, with the goal of developing generalizable principles to accelerate translational research. We encourage applications include work that addresses a common cause of inefficiency or failure in research projects at any stage of translation, with the goal of producing new foundational knowledge.

The award provides 2 years of protected research time and support, multidisciplinary mentorship, and competency-based career development for individuals with a doctoral degree in any of the following areas: biomedical/health, social, and behavioral sciences; biostatistics, bioinformatics and data science; engineering; nursing; occupational therapy; pharmacy; physical therapy; public health/epidemiology; and social work.


  • Individuals at the rank of Postdoctoral Research Fellow, within 3 years of their appointment, at the U-M (Ann Arbor, Flint, or Dearborn campuses) or at a U-M partner or affiliated institution (e.g., Michigan State University) are eligible to apply.

  • Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.

 Program details:

  • Salary/fringe, tuition, travel, and research support totaling $73,582/year

  • Two years in duration (renewed annually with satisfactory progress)

  • No more than (1) application per lab or mentor(s)

  • No more than (1) award per lab or mentor(s) at one time

Program requirements:

  • An individually tailored training program that includes a translational science immersion experience.

  • Didactic course work in implementation science, research ethics, biostatistics, and/or specialty electives.

  • A translational research project in which new skills in translational science are obtained.

  • Attendance at MICHR Studio career development seminar series.

  • Presentation of research at local and national events.

  • Cross-disciplinary mentoring designed to assist with career development and research goals.

Application requirements:

Applications are modeled off the NIH K funding mechanism (e.g., K01, K23) and require:

  • Candidate background and career development plan, including a plan for a translational science immersion experience.

  • A translational science project that clearly leads to forward movement of your science.

  • A primary mentor and at least one secondary mentor.

  • Letters of support from mentors.

  • A budget and budget justification.

  • Current NIH biosketches for applicant and mentors.

Detailed instructions and application can be found here:

 Email Questions to: [email protected]