How to Apply to the Clinical Research Scholars Program

2022 KL2 Application Cycle
October 1, 2021 – December 1, 2021

Please submit an electronic application and all supporting documentation via the application link below. Applications must including all components and supporting documents, including recommendation letters, 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. All recommendation requests should be sent directly to the person completing the requirement. Applications missing any required components or submitted after the December 1, 2021 deadline will not be considered.

On-line Application Instructions

  1. APPLICATION LINK
  2. Create an account as a first-time user.
  3. Select the Clinical Research Scholars Program (KL2) as the program.
  4. Complete each section of the application. Please follow all instructions outlined in the application.
  5. 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
Primary mentors NIH biosketch

Submitted by applicant directly. Follow instructions in the application.

Unofficial transcripts

Transcripts should include graduate and any other completed advanced degrees (e.g. MD, RN, PhD). If you are currently in a Masters or Doctoral program you must include an unofficial copy of your current transcript.

Nomination Letter from Primary Mentor **

Applicants will indicate who will receive notification for this recommendation in their on-line 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. Division/Department Director/Chair will receive an email with a link that will provide the specific instructions for this requirement. This nomination letter has specific wording that must be included by the Director/Chair. 

One Additional Letter of Recommendation

One additional recommendation from faculty, past mentor/advisor, who can assess your ability. This letter is in addition to the nomination letters and should not be written by your primary mentor or department/division director. Follow instructions in the 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.**