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The mission and vision of the VPCAT Research Scholars Program greatly align with the annual Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) Translational Science national conference. The VPCAT Translational Science Travel Stipend is an annual opportunity only available to current VPCAT scholars with accepted posters.

With its ties to the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), the ACTS Translational Science conference is considered one of the premier settings for dissemination of translational research. Taking place each Spring in Washington, DC, the conference offers networking opportunities; workshops and presentations focused on over 10 translational science tracks; and discussion on best practices for clinical and translational research across academic, industry, community, and federal environments. We strongly  VPCAT scholars to take advantage of this opportunity to submit a poster to highlight their original research. 

Through this travel stipend opportunity, the program will support $2,500 in travel expenses (e.g., registration fees and travel-related costs) for up to 2 current VPCAT scholars with accepted Translational Science posters. Please note that any additional remaining expenses above the $2,500 will need to be supported outside of VPCAT, such as by their Department/Division. 

ACTS 2023 Translational Science Conference

ACTS Translational Science 2023 will take place from April 18-20, 2023 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC. Attendees will learn from experts in the field how to innovate translational science for research, explore research from a variety of fields of study, and build professional networks. For more information about Translational Science 2023, please visit their website.

How to Apply for the 2023 Travel Stipend 

By Monday November, 14 2022

Submit a Translational Science 2023 poster here 
-    Requires an ACTS online account (register here for a nonmember account)
-    Example of the online poster submission form here 

December 2022

Email Brooke Christensen confirmation of the abstract submission and a copy of the abstract submitted

January 2022

Register for the Conference
-    Once registered, please send Brooke Christensen your registration confirmation email and an accounting contact in your home department/division
-   Brooke Christensen will work with your accounting contact to transfer the $2,500 stipend to the appropriate account

April 2023

Attend the ACTS Translational Science 2023 at Washington Hilton in Washington, DC

Contact Brooke Christensen with further questions.


VPCAT Research Manager

Erin Wachs