Georgia CTSA KL2 Program Clinical & Translational Research Career Development Program for Junior Faculty Members-Due March 1



Register for the free 2-session KL2 Application Workshop – see below

The goal of the Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA, the NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Award) KL2 Scholars program is to support and enhance career development for junior faculty (MD, PhD, MD/PhD, or PharmD) committed to a career in clinical and/or translational research. The Georgia CTSA program is committed to assisting junior faculty at partner institutions to become independent, established, and ethical clinical and/or translational research investigators.

KL2 scholars accepted into the KL2 Scholars program will receive salary support to enable them to spend at least 75% of their professional time (50% is allowed for trainees from surgery or surgical subspecialties) on clinical and/or translational research and research training, a $25,000 technical budget for research-related expenses, and tuition for the Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) degree or Certificate Program in Translational Research (CPTR).

The KL2 program provides personalized didactic and mentored research training. Didactic research training is provided through the MSCR or CPTR programs and mentored research training under the direction of an established, federally-funded clinical investigator at one of the collaborating institutions. Support in the program will be provided for up to two years.

Who is Eligible:  Junior faculty from a wide variety of disciplines at the Georgia CTSA partner institutions: Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine, Georgia Tech, and the University of Georgia.

A free KL2 application workshop will be held on December 11, 2018 from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. to provide a detailed review of the application process and tips on how to put together a competitive application.

To register for this free workshop:

  • e-mail Dr. Janet Gross ( ) and Cheryl Sroka ( ).
  • Include your name, position, department, school, title of research study, your mentor’s name and department, and your NIH Biosketch.
  • Those who attend BOTH workshops will be eligible for up to 5 hours of individual grant writing consultation.
  • Applicants to the KL2 program are STRONGLY recommended but not required to attend the workshop, which will also be streamed.

The KL2 program is supported by the Georgia CTSA.  For more information, please see the KL2 program’s website.

Questions?  Please contact Cheryl Sroka at or 404.727.5096.