TL1 Program – Scholar Eligibility

To apply to the TL1 Program, students must: 

  • be enrolled in a health-related professional or doctoral program at Penn State
  • be a U.S. Citizen or permanent residents (per the National Institutes of Health policy)
  • apply in the first or second year of medical or graduate study
  • be able to commit to all course and research training requirements of the program
  • have the support of the primary research mentor
  • have research or career interests in clinical and translational science

Additional requirements for Dual-title Ph.D. applicants: 

  • Must be enrolled in an affiliated major graduate program which include; Anatomy, Biobehavioral Health, Biomedical Sciences, Food Science, Kinesiology, Nursing,  Nutritional Sciences and Pathobiology
  • Must apply to the Dual-title program before taking the candidacy exam in the major program. More information on the Dual-title program can be found at