Mentored Career Development Award Opportunities

 We are pleased to announce a request for applications from those interested in pursuing the Master of Science in Translational Research (MTR) with funding offered by the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics (ITMAT).  There are two funding opportunities available:

  • CTSA KL2 Mentored Career Development Program

  • ITMAT Scholarship Program

The goals of both programs are to support early career investigators while they engage in a T1 research project (testing basic research findings for clinical effect/applicability; i.e. preclinical, first in human, proof of concept, phase 1) and complete the Master of Science in Translational Research (MTR) degree program. Both funding mechanisms support research trainees whose research is focused on the elucidation of mechanistic and therapeutic aspects of disease process.

Request for Applications

The deadline has passed for appointments beginning July 1, 2015


Positions are open to residents, post-doctoral students, fellows, and junior faculty (in the first 2 years of their faculty appointment) in the Dental, Medical, Nursing and Veterinary Schools. Applicants to the KL2 award must be US citizens or have permanent resident status. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Successful Applicants

  • KL2 Scholars will receive salary support commensurate with 80% effort (capped at $90,000) plus benefits in addition to $25,000 for research supplies, which can be used to pay tuition.
  • ITMAT Scholars may receive partial salary support, tuition support (student would be expected to receive support from a division/department T32 training grant (or other funds)), or a combination of the two.

Application Process

Applicants may apply through the Postdoctoral MTR application process and within the online form, select to be considered for ITMAT supported funding.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Program Coordinator, Marti Dandridge
Program Director, Emma Meagher, MD