Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (Indiana CTSI)

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (Indiana CTSI) undergraduate clinical research program provides students with the opportunity to work with Indiana CTSI faculty mentors located at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) on projects designed to increase their awareness of and interest in translational research to accelerate the pace of taking medicine from the "bench to the bedside."

The program is designed for those undergraduate students keenly interested in research. However, in addition to conducting research, there are activities planned for all summer interns on campus which include training and workshops about speaking skills, writing skills, presentation preparation, personal issues encountered during post-baccalaureate training and in academic environments, research ethics, interviewing skills, and other activities that relate to future success in clinical research.

ICTSI is funded by the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Undergraduate sophomore, junior, or senior
  • Enrolled full-time at Indiana University or Notre Dame
  • Pursuing first undergraduate degree
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Interested in pursuing translational-biomedical careers

Program Benefits

  • Work with faculty mentors
  • expand career development in biomedical and life science areas
  • Receive access to the IUPUI campus and its resources
  • Earn competitive stipend and scholarships for participation


This application is now closed, please come back later for more information.

Program Resources


Dominique M. Galli, Ph.D.
Center for Research and Learning
A Division of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
911 W. Michigan Street, University Tower (HO), Indianapolis, IN  46202-2800
Phone:  317-274-4590
Fax:  317-278-3294