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CTSI KL2 Scholar Program

The objective of the KL2 program is to develop outstanding independent researchers by providing a structured research training program under the guidance of individualized mentorship.

This mentored research program provides a structure that includes:

  1. An individualized research and career development plan
  2. Educational programs suited to the mentee, including enrollment in and completion of an advanced degree in clinical research (if needed)
  3. Experiential training with established faculty researchers as mentors
  4. Supportive resources that include access to CTSI experts in epidemiology, research design, regulatory support, ethics, and biostatistics
  5. Modest funds to cover research costs and/or expenses associated with tuition, training opportunities, and travel support for preceptorship in expert labs or to attend relevant scientific meetings

Eligible candidates must have a doctoral degree, must be a full-time Assistant Professor (tenure or non-tenure-track), and must be able to commit a minimum of 75% of their time to research and research training over the award period.

Not eligible are individuals who have a current application OR have already been funded as a principal investigator on a NIH individual-mentored career development award (K01, K08, K22, K23), research projects (R01), First Award (R29), sub-projects of a program project (P01), or center grants (P50).

Only one resubmission to the KL2 Awards Program is allowed. Previous applications that have already been re-submitted will not be accepted for the next scholar award term.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the various CTSI consulting services before submitting their proposal for consideration. A complete list of services can be found on the CTSI services page.

Previous Awards
CTSI K12 Awardees

For any inquiries about the KL2 Scholar program, please contact

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