Developing your clinical & translational research career with the SCTR KL2 program

Diana Lee-Chavarria
May 03, 2021
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Are you junior faculty (or soon to be) with an interest in becoming an independent researcher? If so, the KL2 Multidisciplinary Scholars Program in Clinical & Translational Science may be perfect for you! The program is currently recruiting for 2 slots to begin on July 1, 2021.

The KL2 is a mentored career development award funded by the NIH to transition early career investigators to independent research careers through a guided program. Scholars are supported by program leadership and participate in writing seminars, coursework, and hands-on professional development opportunities.
The KL2 is a two-year award (with the option of a third) that requires scholars to submit for extramural funding by the end of year two. Scholars receive start-up research funds, access to program faculty, and salary support at 75% protected time for the appointment term.

“The KL2 program was vital to me being able to continue my research as a clinician scientist. I am grateful for the additional training and support I received so that I am better equipped to become an independent researcher in the future.”

Current KL2 scholar DeAnna Baker Frost, MD, PhD, is finishing her 3rd year on the award: “The KL2 program was vital to me being able to continue my research as a clinician scientist. I am grateful for the additional training and support I received so that I am better equipped to become an independent researcher in the future.”

Applications are being accepted through Friday, May 14, 2021 at 5:00 pm for the appointment term of July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2023.

For more information about the program, eligibility, and application process, please visit the SCTR KL2 webpage. Feel free to reach out to Diana Lee-Chavarria with any questions.

About the Author

Diana Lee-Chavarria
Manager, Education and Workforce Development Programs
MA
leeachar@musc.edu

Keywords: Mentoring