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The UT Southwestern CTSA Program is currently accepting applications for two CTSA KL2 Scholars slots, one to begin funding on May 1, 2024, and the other on November 7, 2024. 


Applications for either start dates are due by March 5, 2024.

What is it?
This two-year program is designed for junior faculty who show great promise towards becoming
successful independently funded clinical and translational science investigator, and their salary is supported partially by the KL2 grant.
We support six KL2 Scholars each year for a two-year term. The two new slots are due to pending graduation of two current Scholars.

Program Highlights
We expect KL2 Mentored Clinical and Translational Research Scholars will complete the program equipped with the skillset and passion to become successful, independent investigators who make contributions across the entire spectrum of clinical and translational research.

  • Two years with significant protected time to focus on research, publications and grant
  • submissions.
  • Emphasis on mentoring
  • Customized Individual Career Development Plan
  • The Scholar will:
    • Develop clinical and translational research competencies
    • Develop an individualized educational development plan
    • Develop critical thinking skills
    • Receive formalized coaching on scientific communication
    • Develop leadership skills
    • Develop a stepwise approach for submission of NIH individual K awards or equivalent career development grants by scientific societies
    • Participate in intensive training and career development for transitioning from K-type to R-type awards after program completion

Click Here for the Full RFA and Application


Register for our upcoming KL2 Virtual Information Session on Friday February 23, at Noon

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