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Career Development Program (KL2)

CCTS Career Development Program

The OSU CCTS KL2 Program supports the career development of investigators who have made a commitment to conduct either patient-oriented or translational research. Support is available for up to three years. | Download narrated PowerPoint presentation for more information

KL2 scholars will be selected based on a competitive application process in which academic qualifications, career goals, training plan, the transdisciplinary/translational science of the mentorship team and research project, and the quality of the training environment will be considerations for funding. Applicants must identify a mentor team and must develop a proposed research plan in consultation with that mentor team to be submitted with the application.

If you see yourself as two to three years from applying for an R award, you should apply for the KL2. You will receive assistance writing that R during your time as a KL2.

KL2 Scholars will receive training through the following required activities:

  • Monthly K Lunch & Learn that cover a variety of topics on career development as well as clinical and translational science and research
  • The Business of Science – a three day training program in leadership and project management in science
  • The Annual meeting of the Association of Clinical and Translational Science
  • At least one consultation with the CCTS Translational Therapeutics Think Tank
  • R Grant writing training series

KL2 Scholars will receive the following additional benefits:

  • 75% salary support up to the NIH salary cap;
  • Research expense support up to $25,000 per year;
  • Access to the CCTS professional services and staff including assistance in the areas of biostatistics, subject recruitment, and human subjects research;
  • Individualized career development and mentorship from the trainee’s own appointed scientific committee.

Eligibility criteria for applicants are as follows:

  • Candidates must be U.S. citizens or non-citizen nationals, or an individual lawfully admitted for permanent residence who possesses a permanent resident card (a Green Card), or some other verification of legal admission as a permanent resident prior to appointment.
  • Candidates must have a research or health-professional doctoral degree or its equivalent-(e.g., PhD, DDS, DVM, OD, MD, DO, or PharmD).
  • Candidates must have a full-time appointment at the applicant institution.
  • Applicants must be considered a Principal Investigator by the OSU Office of Research. Eligibility information can be found at the Ohio State Office of Research website: http://research.osu.edu/researchers/policies/pistatus/ Residents and clinical and postdoctoral fellows are not eligible.
  • You are NOT eligible to participate as KL2 scholar if you are a former or current principal investigator on any NIH research project grant grants or their equivalents. Exception: you are still eligible if you have had an NIH Small Grant (R03) or Exploratory/ Developmental (R21) grant.
  • You are NOT eligible if you are a former or current PI on any non-PHS peer-reviewed research or career development grants that are over $100,000 direct costs per year.
  • You are NOT eligible if you are a current or former project leader on sub-projects of program project (P01) or center grants (P50). A prior T32 or F32 appointment is acceptable.
  • Applicants for KL2 appointments may not simultaneously submit or have pending an application for any other PHS mentored career development award (e.g., K07, K08, K22, K23) that duplicates any of the provisions of the KL2 program.
  • KL2 Scholars must commit 75% of professional effort (50% for surgeons) to the program.
  • The commitment form for the third year of funding must be signed by your college dean.
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