Pre-Doctoral Training Support

CCTS Pre-doctoral Education for Clinical and Translational Scientists (PECTS) Program

The CCTS PECTS Program supports the dissertation research of selected PhD candidates who are preparing for careers as translational researchers. PECTS fellows will become part of a clinical and translational science community through completion of a core curriculum, joint events, seminars, and workshops outside of their separate degree programs.

Selected PECTS trainees will be provided with stipend and fees support for one calendar year. Trainees also will receive trainee-related expense support of $2000 ($1000/yr  x two years), plus a two-year total of $1000 for travel to professional meetings/conferences. PECTS trainees will be expected to devote full time to their research during the period of support.

For questions regarding the program, please contact Melissa Weidman at

Resources for Pre-doctoral Trainees

NIH Clinical Center Clinical and Translational Research Course for PhD Students

The Clinical and Translational Research Course for Ph.D. Students is a two-week intensive introductory course offered by the NIH Clinical Center (CC) in July 2014 at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

NIH Medical Research Scholars Program

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP) is a comprehensive, year-long research enrichment program designed to attract the most creative, research-oriented medical, dental, and veterinary students to the intramural campus of the NIH in Bethesda, MD.