Application Process

Please note: Application to the following graduate programs in Clinical and Translational Science is a two-stage process. Applicants must first complete the CTS Scholars Application online.  If applicants are accepted to the program, they must also submit an additional application to the Graduate School.

PhD in Clinical and Translational Science

Applications for the PhD program in Clinical and Translational Science are due May 1 for the Fall semester and October 1 for the Spring semester. Before applying to the PhD program, interested applicants must contact Dr. Victoria King, Research and Leadership Development Director of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science:

                 Dr. Victoria King

                 Email: Vicky.king@uky.edu

                 Phone: (859) 323-1225 

The application to the PhD in CTS consists of: 

  • The CTS Scholars Application, which includes information about the applicant’s research interests, goals, and timeline; the uploading of transcripts and a current curriculum vitae (CV); and the identification of a primary research mentor and Department of Behavioral Science mentor. For more details about the content of the Application, please review the Application Checklist.

  • Two letters of support

  • An Application to the Graduate School  

To complete your CTS Scholars Application for the PhD program, visit this website: Application page

MS in Medical Science (Clinical and Translational Science Pathway)

Applications for the MS program in Clinical and Translational Science are due May 1 for the Fall semester and October 1 for the Spring semester. Before applying to the PhD program, interested applicants must contact Dr. Victoria King, Research and Leadership Development Director of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science:

                 Dr. Victoria King

                 Email: Vicky.king@uky.edu  used

                 Phone: (859) 323-1225 

The application to the MS in CTS consists of: 

  • The CTS Scholars Application, which includes information about the research interests, goals, and timeline; the uploading of transcripts and a current curriculum vitae (CV); and the identification of a primary research mentor. For more details about the content of the Application, please download the Application Checklist

  • Two letters of support

  • An Application to the Graduate School 

To complete your CTS Scholars application for the MS program, visit this website: Application page

Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science

Applications for the Certificate program in Clinical and Translational Science are due May 1 for the Fall semester and October 1 for the Spring semester. Before applying to the PhD program, interested applicants must contact Dr. Victoria King, Research and Leadership Development Director of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science:

                 Dr. Victoria King

                 Email: Vicky.king@uky.edu

                 Phone: (859) 323-1225 

The application to the Certificate in CTS consists of: 

  • The CTS Scholars Application, which includes information about the applicant’s research interests, goals, and timeline and the uploading of transcripts and a current curriculum vitae (CV). For more details about the content of the Application, please download the Application Checklist.

  • Two letters of support

  • An Application to the Graduate School 

To complete your CTS Scholars application for the Certificate program, visit this website: Application page

Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Research Training in Drug Abuse Behavior

 

There will be 1 pre-doctoral traineeship available effective July 1, 2016. There are no post-doctoral fellowships available for the upcoming year. 

Interested applicants should send the materials listed below to Dr. Craig Rush (crush2@email.uky.edu) before April 1, 2016.  

Pre-Doctoral Candidates  

Candidates for the Pre-Doctoral opening should submit the following items, except the letters of recommendations, to Dr. Rush as a single PDF (using the file name, LastName_Firstname_Pre_2016). The letters of recommendation should also be submitted to Dr. Rush as a PDF. The candidates should check Dr. Rush regularly after submitting their materials to ensure the letters of recommendation have been received.   

Application Materials:   

1. A letter from applicant describing their career objectives and how a T32 traineeship in drug abuse behavior would further their goals. 

2. Project Title, Abstract and Specific Aims of their research. A behavioral outcome measure should be clearly stated in the Specific Aims.

3. A current curriculum vita (CV). 

4. Their graduate academic record (i.e., official transcript). 

5. A letter from his or her proposed NIDA faculty supervisor(s) expressing their level of enthusiasm for the applicant. 

6. A recent biographical sketch from the proposed faculty supervisor(s).

7. Three letters of recommendation.   

Priority will be given to those pre-doctoral candidates who propose to work on NIDA-funded or NIDA-related projects.   

A selection committee will then rate the applicants and the most qualified applicants will be offered the positions. Awardees will be notified by May 2016.