Develop Your Career in the KL2 Program

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Our goal

The OCTRI KL2 Program is designed to support early-career faculty in their transition to research independence. The mission of this program is to identify and support promising faculty who may benefit from OCTRI support and resources in their efforts to obtain independent research funding.

Our process

Recipients of the KL2 Program receive a two-year career development award to pursue their translational research. Awardees are given protected clinical and translational research training time, formal didactic and experiential training, intensive research experience and multidisciplinary mentorship.

Benefits and eligibility

This opportunity supports the research training and career development of clinical and translational researchers for a maximum of two years.

All research proposed for this program must involve either clinical or translational research defined as involving human subjects or populations, or research that has direct application to human health.

The OCTRI KL2 Program is open to researchers from OHSU and regional partners, including Portland State University, Oregon State University and University of Oregon.

Application information

The KL2 is currently closed. The next anticipated application cycle will open spring 2022. 

Read a past KL2 RFA: View the 2020 RFA.

Learn about past and present KL2 awardees and their projects.

Contact us

For more information about the OCTRI KL2 Program, please contact:

Melissa Mudd, M.P.H.
Alliance Manager, KL2 Coordinator

Cynthia Morris, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Program Director, Translational Workforce Development
Co-Director, KL2 Program

David Jacoby. M.D.
Director, KL2 Program

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OCTRI KL2 Scholar featured in Science

Dr. Dora Raymaker published seminal work on Autistic Burnout.

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