KL2

Supporting the career development of investigators committed to patient-oriented and translational research

The OSU Center for Clinical & Translational Science (CCTS) KL2 Program supports the career development of investigators who have made a commitment to conduct either patient-oriented or translational research. The KL2 Award is available for a period of three years (contingent on satisfactory progress), with two years of CCTS funding and a third from the scholar’s home college.

Junior faculty on the tenure-track or clinical track with fewer than three years since their initial appointment are eligible to apply. Candidates must be full-time, tenure track faculty at Ohio State University or Nationwide Children's Hospital and appointed in the past three years at the time of entry into the program.

The award is designed to benefit a wide spectrum of clinical or translational researchers across OSU. The award provides salary support to ensure protected time for mentored research and didactic training in clinical/translational research across a wide variety of project topics and academic areas. The overall goal of the program is to equip early career investigators to advance from mentored to independent researchers funded by NIH RO1 grants or their equivalents.

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