KL2 Mentored Career Development Program
The KL2 Mentored Career Development Program at Mayo Clinic is a three-year research program funded by the Center for Translational Science Activities (CTSA) that guides you toward an independent clinical research career. For this program, Mayo Clinic actively recruits a diverse team of research scholars who represent a variety of clinical research disciplines.
Designed to prepare future research leaders, the KL2 Program is personalized, provides protected research time and enables you to conduct a multidisciplinary clinical research project under the guidance of a senior Mayo Clinic investigator.
You'll also complete graduate-level clinical and translational research course work, have the option to complete a master's degree in clinical and translational science, and prepare and submit a grant application based on your research project.
After completing the KL2 Program, you'll be prepared to apply for additional extramural research grants as an independent investigator and lead your own clinical and translational research team.
As a KL2 scholar, you receive:
- A stipend or salary to support your effort (75 to 100 percent) committed to the program, commensurate with your Mayo Clinic appointment category
- Research support, typically $25,000 a year, for research expenses, such as supplies, equipment and technical personnel; statistical services, including personnel and computer time; and other project infrastructure
- Additional support to cover tuition, fees and books related to career development; travel expenses to the annual meeting of the national KL2 Program; and one additional training or scientific meeting each year
- Support of $5,000 a year each for your primary Mayo mentor and co-mentor
Read more about the KL2 Program's eligibility requirements, application process and components.
Our Education Contacts page contains a listing of team members who can assist you with questions.