The KL2 Mentored Career Development Program (KL2 Scholars Program) at Stanford University is a two-year research program funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Stanford Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program. The KL2 Scholars Program is designed to offer advanced training in clinical and translational research to junior faculty. The program offers flexible learning models to engage scholars in team science, individual development plans, advanced research training, and career guidance to those committed to pursuing a career in clinical and translational research.
Open to Junior faculty (i.e., Assistant Professors) from the UTL, MCL, and NTLR lines.
KL2 Scholars will pursue a mentored research project in their area of expertise. It is expected that the research performed within the KL2 program will provide the basis for an independent NIH award (e.g., K23, K08, or R01). If a KL2 Scholar's project involves human subjects and/or live vertebrate animals, you may not begin your research project until prior approval is received from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). Information regarding the NCATS prior approval process will be sent to KL2 scholars prior to the start of the two-year funding period.
How can the funds be used?
The KL2 Scholars Program provides partial salary support (up to $120,000 base salary) for the two-year funding period. The Program also provides $40,000 ($20,000 per year) for the KL2 scholar’s research project and professional development activities (e.g., certificate, tuition). Lastly, KL2 scholars will receive $4,000 ($2,000 per year) for travel to research meetings for the duration of the funding period.