Applications for Translational Research Scholars Program Due Feb. 17

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.