Institutional KL2 Physician Scientist Career Development Program - Faculty

The College of Medicine Institutional KL2 Physician Scientist Career Development Program is a research training and funding opportunity for junior faculty to foster a career in clinical/translational research. The aim of this multidisciplinary career development program is to assist junior faculty in developing a clinical / translational research program through a structured program of career development and mentorship, including didactic coursework, mentored research and multidisciplinary teamwork. A key component of this program is the interaction between the awardees and their mentorship team. The goal of the program is to help awardees ultimately obtain an individual career development award (i.e. K) or an independent investigator (i.e. R01) award.

Eligibility criteria for applicants are as follows:

  • Doctoral level degree (MD, DO, MD/PhD, DO/PhD)

  • Full-time, permanent faculty position at the UK College of Medicine

  • Commitment of 75% effort to Research/Career Development*

  • Must NOT have received significant prior federal career development awards such as K series awards or the equivalent of independent (i.e., non-mentored) federal funding as Principal Investigator, such as an R award. 

*Commitment can be reduced to 50% effort for clinicians with procedure intensive specialties

Funding/Support Provided:

  • 75% salary support up to a maximum of $100,000 per year plus fringe benefits

  • Career development/research support of $20,500 per year

  • $2,500 travel funds per year for up to two (2) conferences/trips per year in support of your research

  • Maximum total award of $150,00 per year

Applications are accepted in response to an RFA.