Faculty 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 Award​

  • ITMAT Scholarship

The goals of both programs are to support early career investigators for 2 years 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.

Scholars may choose from a range of concentrations: Translational Therapeutics, Bioinformatics, Entrepreneurial Science, and Regulatory Science.

Request for Applications

The application cycle is currently closed and will reopen in September 2017 for appointments beginning in Summer 2018


Positions are open to junior faculty (in the first 2 years of their faculty appointment) in the Dental, Medical, Nursing and Veterinary Schools.

KL2 applicants must be US citizens or have permanent resident status.

KL2 applicants must not have an application for any other NIH mentored career development award (e.g. K08, K23) under review at the time of application (10/21/16) until appointment (7/1/17).

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 career development award or division/department grant), or a combination of the two.

Application Process

Applicants should apply during the fall application cycle.

Application Form

  • Choose the program application found under “Perelman School of Medicine Masters Programs

If you have any questions, please contact: 

Administrative Director, Rachel Bastian, MSEd
Program Director, Emma Meagher, MD