Clinical Research Scholars Program - Institutional K Award

The KL2 Clinical Research Scholars Program for junior faculty at UT Southwestern Medical Center or one of its partnering institutions is a multidisciplinary career development program supported by the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) through the KL2 mechanism. This highly competitive program offers 75 percent salary support for five years to provide protected time to conduct preliminary research for a career development award. Scholars are expected to apply for a K Award or another career development award in the first year of the program.

The program seeks to:

  • Provide rigorous didactic training that encompasses a broad spectrum of research methodologies, technologies, concepts and research tools
  • Immerse scholars in multidisciplinary research and provide teaching in leadership, management, and team building
  • Provide multidisciplinary mentoring and career guidance and experiences in the conduct of clinical and translational research from conceptualization to completion
  • Guide scholars in the development and submission of competitive grant applications, thereby helping them secure research funding to become successful independent clinical researchers

For more information, visit the Center for Translational Medicine’s KL2 (Master of Clinical Science with Distinction) Program.