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 additional appropriate 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 Glenn E. Smith, Ph.D., L.P., CTSA KL2 program director 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
Please submit your letter of intent electronically to the CTSA KL2 education specialist.
3. Submit the application and required documentation
Please include a completed application form, including all signatures and supporting materials outlined on the first page of the form, with your application packet.
Submit your completed application packet to the CTSA KL2 education specialist by Oct. 1.
4. Application review and program acceptance
Review is a two-stage process. Applications are first reviewed by committee members using review criteria. Candidates chosen to move on to the second stage of review will receive an invitation by mid-November to present their proposal to the CTSA Postdoctoral Programs Committee in 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 February, with funding commencing on July 1.
Our Education Contacts page contains a listing of team members who can assist you with questions.