The Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute KL2 Mentored Career Development program supports early-career clinical and translational investigators who wish to pursue multidisciplinary research. Scholars in the program receive salary support and funds for research activities, as well as additional support services through OCTRI and the Human Investigations Program. The OCTRI KL2 program is funded through the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. You are eligible for this program if you have a current or pending full-time faculty appointment as an assistant professor (or equivalent level) at OHSU, PSU, OSU, or UO and have no prior funding as a faculty-level principal investigator on an NIH grant except an R03 or R21.
The appointment provides a maximum of $100,000 or 75% of a scholar’s salary for up to two years. It is expected that the scholar’s department will provide additional salary support if necessary. The award also includes $25,000 per year for research activities, travel, and a waiver of tuition for the Human Investigations Program. At the end of the appointment, the scholar is expected to apply for an independent career development award, such as a K23, K08 or VA CDA, or an independent grant such as an R01 or equivalent.
The KL2 application process has several steps: First, you need to submit a letter of intent and an NIH biosketch, due April 3, 2017. Letters of intent are then used to determine who will be invited to submit full applications. They should address the aims of the research, preliminary data, a summary of the research plan, career development goals and plans, and the proposed mentor team. Full proposals are due May 1. Finally, if you are invited to submit a full proposal, you will also be asked to give an oral presentation on your proposed work during the week of May 22-25.
Please refer to the complete RFA for specific information regarding the letter of intent, eligibility and evaluation criteria, and other information about the program. Learn more about the OCTRI KL2 opportunity.