Important Dates (subject to change)
|REQUIRED Pre-Application Deadline||October 17, 2022 by 5:00pm|
|Invitations for Full Applications and Pre-Application Feedback||Late November 2022|
|Full Application Deadline (selected applicants)||February 24, 2023 by 5:00pm|
| Invitations for Interviews (selected applicants)
||Early-mid May 2023|
|Selected Candidate Interviews||Mid-late May 2023|
|Award Notifications||End of May to early June 2023|
|Grant Start Date||July 1, 2023|
The UCLA CTSI KL2 Translational Science Award supports highly qualified junior faculty from one of the four partnered institutions (UCLA, Cedars-Sinai, Charles R. Drew University, and Lundquist Institute at Harbor-UCLA) to conduct mentored, interdisciplinary and translational research. The program is specifically designed to meet an important goal of the UCLA CTSI: To provide the next generation of clinicians and researchers with the training they need to conduct research across engineering, physics and other disciplines to improve health.
The UCLA CTSI encourages junior faculty from diverse backgrounds and life experiences to apply for the KL2 program. Scientists and trainees from these backgrounds bring different perspectives, creativity, and individual expertise to address complex scientific problems. There are many benefits that flow from a diverse scientific workforce, including: fostering scientific innovation, enhancing global competitiveness, contributing to robust learning environments, improving the quality of the research, advancing the likelihood that underserved or health disparity populations participate in, and benefit from health research, and enhancing public trust.
UCLA CTSI KL2 Scholars will receive up to 3 years of funding or until receipt of an individual NIH K award (or equivalent grant from the Veterans Administration or foundation), whichever comes first. Continued KL2 support in years 2 (2024-25) and 3 (2025-26) will be contingent on the scholar’s performance during the prior year(s). The following table lists the maximum allowable amounts per year.
|Scholar Salary (75% effort)||$75,000|
|Scholar Fringe Benefits
Research Expenses (UCLA applicants must include TIF)
Tuition/Career Development (excludes scientific memberships)
|Travel for scientific conferences||$2,000|
|MAXIMUM DIRECT COSTS/YEAR||$130,000|
The pre-application is required with a deadline of October 17, 2022. This pre-application is comprised of a 2-page application (plus candidate’s biosketch, mentor’s letter and biosketch), which will be reviewed by the KL2 Selection Committee. Only a portion of pre-applications will be asked to submit a full application, which will be due February 24, 2023.
|NIH K Submission Cycle||Eligible to Apply for KL2 2023||Notes|
|May, June, July 2022||Yes||Please email your score and NIH summary statement to CTSIWD@mednet.ucla.edu when available.|
|September, October, November 2022||Yes|
|January, February, March 2023||No|
Selected candidates will be invited for an interview with the KL2 Selection Committee during mid-late May 2023 (exact date, time and location are TBD). Candidates will be notified in early-mid May 2023 if selected for an interview.
Questions??? Contact Lisa Chan at CTSIWD@mednet.ucla.edu.