Program Components

The Augusta University-HTRC will recruit four to six scholars at the postdoctoral fellow or assistant professor levels over the funding period. Scholars will participate in the Master’s in Clinical and Translational Science (MCTS) program, Sickle Cell Center seminars, and Hemoglobinopathy course. The scholar will develop a research project that is independent of the Mentor’s work to be developed into an external K-award or similar mechanism of funding.

Scholars will be required to gain approval from the Department Chair/Division Chief (if applicable) for the protected time to complete all components of the HTRC program.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Absolutely committed to a long-term hemoglobinopathy research career;
  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident;
  • Clinical/translational or basic researcher at the junior faculty level (instructor, assistant professor, postdoctoral fellow, or equivalent) with a research program in an area related to hemoglobinopathies at an accredited institution in the United States. Selection will be based on merit while considering the potential of each scholar to become an independent investigator.


Salary Support: Scholars will be awarded up to $75,000 annually for salary support depending on the percent effort committed to the program. This level of funding will be made on an individual basis.
Supplies: Funding to a maximum of $12,000 will be available for laboratory supplies and support for clinical research.
Courses: MCTS program tuition will be covered by Augusta University; the scholar can also attend specialized courses as part of the ICDP. Request will be made to the Program Director for funding consideration and approval.
Travel: Funding to a maximum of $1,500 for travel to one domestic national meeting annually to present research findings to cover airfare, housing, and ground transportation will be covered for each scholar.