The CCTS KL2 Career Development Program is a research training and funding opportunity for junior faculty to foster a career in clinical/translational research. Didactic coursework, mentored research and multidisciplinary teamwork are offered to develop the skills necessary to build a well-funded collaborative research career. The goal of the program is to help awardees ultimately obtain an individual career development award or an independent investigator (i.e. R01) award.
KL2 Scholars receive salary support each year for up to two years with adequate progress to cover 75 percent assigned effort at current salary level or up to a maximum of $90,000 base, plus fringe benefits. Up to $20,000 per year will be available for the scholar’s supplies and $500 per year will be available for textbooks. In addition, the program provides $2,500 per year for the scholar to travel to up to two academic conferences (one must be the Association for Clinical Translational Science – ACTS – in Washington, DC in the spring of each year).