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How to Apply to the Clinical Research Scholars Program (KL2)

 

Applications must including all components and supporting documents to be considered complete. It is the applicant’s responsibility to prepare and collect each component and to monitor the status of their application. We recommended that applicants complete the recommendation section of their application early, to send request to their recommenders, and then continue to work on their application.

 

Application Directions

Create an account as a first-time user

Select the Clinical Research Scholars Program (KL2) as the program

Complete each section of the application. Please follow all instructions outlined in the application and below.

Request to recommenders can be sent while continuing to work on the remainder of the application.

 

Application Requirements

Personal Statement

Follow the instructions in the application. 3 Pages maximum, single spaced, 12 point font.

Research proposal with plans for future grant submission

Follow the instructions in the application. 2-5 pages maximum, single spaced, 12 point font.

Plans and justification for proposed advanced didactic training

Follow the instructions in the application. 1-2 pages maximum, single spaced, 12 point font.

Curriculum vitae including list of publications and current/prior grant support
Unofficial transcripts from ALL academic training

Transcripts should include undergraduate, graduate, and any other degrees.

Nomination Letter from Primary Mentor **

Applicants will indicate who will received notification for this recommendation in their online application. Mentors will receive an email and should follow the instructions provided when completing their nomination letter.

Nomination Letter from Division/Department Director/Chair **

Applicants will indicate who will received notification for this recommendation in their online application. This nomination letter has specific wording that must be included. Division/Department Director/Chair will receive an email and should follow the instructions provided when completing their nomination letter.

Primary mentors NIH biosketch & research support

Submitted by primary mentor directly. Applicants should follow the instructions in the application and send a request directly to their mentor for them to upload a copy of their biosketch.

If you have a 2nd mentor who will be writing a recommendation letter they should also submit their NIH biosketch.

Two Additional Letters of Recommendation

Two letters of recommendation from faculty, past mentors/advisors, who can assess your ability. These letters are in addition to the nomination letters and should not be written by your primary mentor or department/division director.

If you have a 2nd mentor they will submit their recommendation as 1 of your 2 additional letters of recommendation following the instructions in the on-line application.

**The mentor and division/department nomination letters may be written together or as separate letters. If written together the letter will need to be uploaded twice to fulfill both the mentor nomination and division/director nomination requirement in the applicant’s online application in order to consider the application complete. It is the applicants responsibility to be sure the letter(s) are uploaded to their application by the due date.**

All recommendation requests should be sent directly to the person indicated by the applicant. Emails are then sent requesting a “recommendation” to the person indicated by the applicant. Once this email is received click on the indicated link to be sent to a portal that will have specific instructions to upload the indicated recommendation or biosketch. Instructions are specific for each type of item requested and will be shown once you are taken to the portal to upload your file.