Funding Period: Up to 2 years
Up to $80,000 per year salary
Plus up to $8,000 per year for research related expenses
Year 1 Funding Dates: July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022
Appointments are for 2 years and based on positive annual evaluation of trainee progress
NOTE: 2nd year funding is contingent on continued NIH CTSC Grant Funding
The goal of the CTSC KL2 Career Development Award is to increase the pool of qualified clinical and translational (C/T) researchers trained to address the challenges of today’s complex clinical care environment by providing rigorous training and mentoring to conduct translational team research across disciplines and institutions.
KL2 projects must have a translational or clinical research focus; Purely basic research proposals will not be funded. Pre-clinical studies should have near-term potential to translate into patient-oriented research. Research priority areas include precision medicine, drug discovery, targeted therapeutics, biomarker or device development and novel technologies; health needs of LGBTI and underserved populations and/or health outcomes in the community; pediatric and women’s health studies; life course studies of disease; and studies incorporating biostatistical methodologies and design.
KL2 Scholars pursue research training at 75% time and effort (50% for surgeons and other specific clinical specialties). Appointments are normally made for 12 months (no less than 9 months), up to 2 years based on positive bi-annual evaluation of scholarly progress. Scholars receive:
Investigators from all disciplines –Pre-clinical, clinical and translational—are welcome to apply. Individuals from underrepresented groups, disadvantaged backgrounds and/or with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
KL2 awardees that hold a professional degree (MD, DOs, DMD, DNP, DVM, or DPT) are required to enroll in either the Advanced Certificate (if funded for 1 year) or the Master's in C/T Investigation program (if funded for 2 years).
KL2 Awardees that are enrolled in, or currently hold doctoral‐level research degrees (PhD) are required to complete a total of 10 credits during their appointment. K scholars are encouraged to enroll in the Advanced Certificate and/or Master’s Degree in C/T Investigation.
Upon completion of the KL2 program, the following are required: