CTSC KL2 POST-DOCTORAL SCHOLARS AWARD APPLICATIONS

DUE BY 5PM ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2017

Funding Period: Up to 3 years
Up to $80,000 per year
Plus up to $20,000 for research related expenses
Year 1 Funding Dates: July 1, 2017 – May 31, 2018

NOTE: Funding for this award is based on continued NIH CTSC Grant Funding

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View Eligibility Requirements and Application Instructions

The goal of the CTSC KL2 Scholars Award is to increase the pool of trained clinical and translational (C/T) investigators by providing advanced degree training and practical skills necessary to conduct translational team research across disciplines and institutions. Projects must have a translational or clinical research focus. Pre-clinical studies should have near-term potential to translate into patient-oriented research. Clinical Trials (phases I or II) are permitted. Emphasis is placed on drug discovery, targeted therapeutics, biomarker or device development and novel technologies; projects focusing on health needs of LGBTI and underserved populations and/or directly impacting health outcomes in the community; pediatric and women's health studies; life course studies of disease; and studies incorporating biostatistical methodologies and design. Basic research proposals will not be funded.

KL2 Scholars pursue research training at 75% time and effort (50% for surgeons). Appointments are normally made for 12 months (no less than 9 months). Scholars receive:

  • Salary support at the NIH approved level
  • Funding for supplies and research support
  • Funding for travel to present at national conferences and symposia
  • Access to resources for conducting C/T research, multi-level mentoring support, and career development


INVESTIGATORS FROM ALL DISCIPLINES –PRE-CLINICAL, CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL—ARE WELCOME TO APPLY.
INDIVIDUALS FROM UNDERREPRESENTED GROUPS, DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUNDS AND/OR WITH DISABILITIES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.


EDUCATIONAL AND PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Professional Degrees PhDs
KL2 awardees that hold a professional degree (MD, DOs, DMD, DNP, DVM, or DPT) are required to enroll in either the Advanced Certificate (if funded for 1 year) or the Master’s in C/T Investigation program (if funded for 2-3 years). KL2 awardees that are enrolled in, or currently hold doctoral-level research degrees (PhD) are eligible to enroll in the fast track program for the Advanced Certificate or Master’s Degree in C/T Investigation.


Required upon completion of program:

  • KL2 Scholars are required to complete or have completed within the last four years, Responsible Conduct of Research training
  • Presentation of the mentored research project at a CTSC Research in Progress Luncheon.
  • A clinical & translational grant proposal submission to a federal (i.e., K23, R21, R01, or other NIH funding mechanism) or other funding agency requiring peer-review with the trainee named as Principal Investigator.
  • Submission of a scientific article, with first authorship, based on their mentored research project, to a high-quality scientific journal.
  • A presentation of the mentored research project at the Translational Science National Meeting and at a national/international scientific conference

Questions? See CTEP FAQs, or email CTSC-Education@med.cornell.edu

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