KL2 Training Support

Junior faculty members accepted into the KL2 program must devote a minimum of 75% professional effort to clinical and/or translational research training (the only exception to this is a minimum of 50% effort for trainees from surgery or surgical subspecialties). Salary support reflecting effort will be provided by the KL2 program (as well as the costs to cover fringe benefits on that salary). Salary support is based on the trainee's current institutional salary. The maximum salary support that the KL2 program can provide is $120,000 per year (plus fringe benefits). Ongoing support for year two is contingent upon the trainee making adequate progress in the program. In addition to salary support, up to $25,000 per year will be provided to each trainee for a technical budget. These funds must be used to pay for MSCR tuition (if applicable) while the trainee is in the KL2 program and can also be used for other research related needs including research supplies, equipment, non-faculty research staff salary support, and travel to national meetings or to receive additional specialized training. Salary support for the lead mentor is not allowed by NIH.

Source of Support

Funding for the KL2-MCTRS comes from the ACTSI through a National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) received by Emory University (in collaboration with MSM, Georgia Tech, and UGA College of Pharmacy).