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UCLA CTSI KL2 Translational Science Award RFA
Deadline: December 02, 2019 05:00 PM



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UCLA CTSI KL2 Translational Science Award 2020
Request for Applications (RFA)

Important Dates (subject to change)
Pre-Application Deadline (optional/recommended) December 2, 2019 by 5:00 PM
Pre-Application Feedback & Decisions
Week of January 6, 2020
Full Application Deadline February 20, 2020 by 5:00PM
Interview Notifications Early May 2020
Selected Candidate Interviews Mid-late May 2020
Award Notifications End of May to early June 2020
Grant Start Date July 1, 2020

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 Award

UCLA CTSI KL2 Translational Science 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 (2021-22) and 3 (2022-23) will be contingent on the awardee’s performance during the prior year(s). Please note that years 2 and 3 are also contingent on the renewal of the UCLA CTSI grant. 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)
Statistical Support
$53,000
Travel for scientific conferences $2,000
MAXIMUM DIRECT COSTS/YEAR $130,000
Eligibility Requirements
  • Possess a doctoral-level degree (e.g., MD, PhD, DDS, PharmD)
    • REQUIRED FOR PRE-APPLICATIONS: If the candidate has completed their terminal research degree (e.g. PhD) or end of post-graduate clinical training (e.g. residency, fellowship), whichever is later, before January 1, 2014, please describe the career path and experience since completion of training in the candidate’s NIH Biosketch’s Personal Statement.
  • Have a full-time junior faculty appointment at one of the four UCLA CTSI partnered institutions (UCLA, Cedars-Sinai, Charles R. Drew University, and Lundquist Institute at Harbor-UCLA) in any series at or above the clinical instructor level as of July 1, 2020.
  • U.S. citizen, non-citizen national or permanent resident at the time of application. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.
  • Commit 75% of professional effort to translational research. Those in surgical specialties may request a lower level of effort, but in no case lower than 50%, with the level of CTSI KL2 salary support being reduced proportionately. To request a lower level of effort, please contact CTSIWD@mednet.ucla.edu by the full application deadline, so a formal request can be submitted to the NIH.
  • Not be or have been a principal investigator on an NIH R01, or project leader on a subproject of a Program Project (P01), Center (P50, P60, U54), mentored career development grant (K23, K08, K01, etc.), or equivalent non-PHS peer reviewed research grant that is over $100,000 in direct costs per year. May have had support on a non-federal grant, a NRSA grant (F or T) or have been PI of an NIH small grant (R03 or R21). Note: Candidates may have had previous support on a K12 award, but the CTSI KL2 cannot extend total K support beyond five years.
  • Simultaneous KL2 and NIH K (e.g. K01, K08, K23, etc.) applications. If you have or will have a pending NIH K application, please see the table below for KL2 submission eligibility:
NIH K Submission Cycle Eligible for KL2 2020
May, June, July 2019 Yes
September, October, November 2019 Yes
January, February, March 2020 No
Pre-Application
  • Deadline: December 2, 2019 by 5:00 PM.
  • Pre-Application is not required but highly recommended by the review committee.
  • Submission link will be available at: http://www.ctsi.ucla.edu/education/pages/kprogram and see “Request for Applications.”
  • Week of January 6, 2020: Applicants will receive general feedback on the pre-applications and decisions on whether to proceed with the full application
  • Pre-Application required components include:
    1. NIH-formatted Biosketch of CTSI KL2 candidate.
    2. NIH-formatted Biosketch of the primary mentor.
    3. Cover letter co-signed by the candidate and primary mentor to confirm their participation on the proposed project (1 page maximum).
    4. Specific aims of the proposed project (1 page maximum).
    5. List of three (3) training goals for the proposed application (150 characters with spaces maximum per goal).
Full Application
  • Deadline: February 20, 2020 by 5:00 PM.
  • You may submit a full application even if a pre-application was not submitted.
  • Submission link will be available at: http://www.ctsi.ucla.edu/education/pages/kprogram and see “Request for Applications.”
  • Please follow application instructions available at https://www.ctsi.ucla.edu/education/pages/kprogram and see “Application Checklist and Instructions.”
  • Full Application components include:
    1. NIH-formatted Biosketch of the CTSI KL2 candidate
    2. NIH-formatted Other Support Pages of the CTSI KL2 candidate
    3. Project Summary/Abstract (30 lines of text maximum)
    4. Specific Aims (1 page maximum)
    5. Program Plan (12 pages maximum
    6. Authentication of Key Biological and/or Chemical Resources (1 page maximum)
    7. Protection of Human Subjects (required for research involving human subjects)
    8. Inclusion of Women, Minorities, and Inclusion Across the Lifespan (required for research involving human subjects)
    9. PHS Inclusion Enrollment Report (required for research involving human subjects)
    10. Data and Safety Monitoring Plan (required for research involving human subjects)
    11. Vertebrate Animals (when applicable)
    12. Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research (1 page maximum)
    13. Letters of Support from Mentoring Team (6 pages maximum)
    14. Institutional Letter of Support (2 pages maximum)
    15. Mentoring Team NIH-formatted Biosketches
    16. NIH-formatted Detailed Budget (Form Page 4) and Budget Justification
    17. Bibliography & References Cited
    18. Letters of Support for use of equipment, data, specimens, and community resources (when applicable). Other letters of support submitted under this field will be removed during the administrative review process.
Candidate Interviews

Selected candidates will be invited for an interview with the KL2 Selection Committee during mid-late May 2020 (exact date, time and location are TBD). Candidates will be notified in early May 2020 if selected for an interview.

Questions? Contact Lisa Chan at CTSIWD@mednet.ucla.edu.


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