Georgia CTSA KL2-Mentored Clinical & Translational Research Scholars Program

KL2 Application Workshops

A free two-session KL2 application workshop for KL2 applicants will be held on December 4 and December 11, 2018, from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. room 110, School of Nursing, to provide a detailed review of the application process and tips on how to put together a competitive application. To register for this free workshop, e-mail Dr. Janet Gross (jsgros2@emory.edu) and Cheryl Sroka (csroka@emory.edu). Include: name, position, department, school, title of research study, and NIH Biosketch. Those who attend BOTH workshops will be eligible for up to 5 hours of individual grant writing consultation with Dr. Gross. Applicants to the KL2 program are STRONGLY recommended but not required to attend the workshop. View prior KL2 application workshop session 1 and session 2.
Applications due March 1, 2019.

Purpose

The goal of the Georgia CTSA KL2-Mentored Clinical and Translational Research Scholars program is to support and enhance career development for junior faculty (MD, PhD, MD/PhD, or PharmD) from a wide variety of disciplines at Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), and University of Georgia (UGA) College of Pharmacy. The Georgia CTSA KL2 Core is committed to assisting junior faculty at partner institutions to become independent, established, and ethical clinical and/or translational research investigators. Trainees accepted into the KL2 Scholars program will receive salary support to enable them to spend at least 75% of their professional time (50% is allowed for trainees from surgery or surgical subspecialties) on clinical and/or translational research and research training and a $25,000 technical budget for research-related expenses and tuition for the Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) degree or Certificate Program in Translational Research (CPTR) curriculum. Didactic research training is provided through the required MSCR or CPTR programs and mentored research training under the direction of an established, federally-funded clinical investigator at one of the collaborating institutions. Support in the program will be provided for up to two years and is based on performance in the program.
The KL2 program provides the opportunity to build upon the resources of the Georgia CTSA and other established programs in supporting junior faculty members who want to establish a successful clinical and/or translational research career. The KL2 program provides the opportunity for didactic training (in large part through the MSCR or CPTR programs) and also requires that the trainee have an established and successful lead mentor (as well as an Advisory Committee) who could provide further guidance and training for those pursuing careers in clinical and/or translational investigation.