Clinical Research Scholars Program - Institutional K Award

The Center for Translational Medicine has a two-year-long, KL2 Mentored Clinical and Translational Research Scholar Program. The Program is designed to provide intense research training and career development opportunities in a multidisciplinary setting that culminate in the submission of an extramural career development grant application. Candidates with research or health professional doctoral degrees and a strong commitment to clinical and/or translational research are eligible and are encouraged to apply. These include junior faculty, clinical research fellows, and residents who have protected time for research. Deliverables include a completed research project, publishable manuscript, and extramural grant application such as an NIH K award (assistance with application is available here). Scholars will also acquire competence in critical thinking, team science, leadership, biomedical statistics and informatics.

This highly competitive program offers up to 75 percent salary support for two years.

The goal of the program is to prepare junior investigators for a successful career in clinical and translational research. It is expected that scholars will initiate a team-based clinical and translational research program leading to successful acquisition of extramural career development research award as a faculty member in an academic medical center. We aim to transform junior investigators by providing resources and support needed to launch their research career.

The normal application cycle includes a Request for Applications (RFA) in November/December of each year. Applications are usually due sometime in January and interviews held in February/March. 

For more information, please visit the Center for Translational Medicine's Clinical and Translational Research Scholar Program page.