Note: A Request for Application (RFA) for the 2017 KL2 Mentored Career Development Award is not offered in 2016. CCaTS hopes to offer an RFA in fall 2017 for KL2 awards beginning July 1, 2018, pending successful renewal of the Mayo Clinic CTSA grant.
1. Identify a mentor
Identifying a primary mentor is one of the most important steps in applying to the KL2 Mentored Career Development Program.
With input from your primary mentor, you will identify appropriate co-mentors in other disciplines who will bring additional expertise to your research proposal and career.
2. Submit a letter of intent to apply
A letter of intent is not required but is recommended. Letters of intent are due Aug. 15. Address your letter to the CCaTS KL2 Program and include:
- A brief paragraph describing what you hope to achieve by participating in the program
- A brief paragraph describing the research you would like to conduct as a part of the program
- The name and specialty of your primary mentor
Submit your letter of intent electronically to the CCaTS education specialist.
3. Submit the application and required documentation
Include the KL2 Mentored Career Development Program Application and supporting materials outlined on the first page of the form with your application packet. The application deadline is Oct. 1.
Submit your application packet to the CCaTS education specialist.
4. Application review and program acceptance
Review is a two-stage process. Applications are first reviewed by CCaTS Scientific Review Board members using a review process. Candidates selected to move on to the second stage of review will receive an invitation by early December to present their proposal and career development plan to the CCaTS Scientific Review Board in mid-December.
Following these presentations, candidates are scored and ranked. Up to three candidates will be chosen for the program. Final review and award notification will occur in January, with funding commencing on July 1.
Our Education Contacts page contains a listing of team members who can assist you with questions.