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 science. 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 scientists for 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 not accepting applications at this time.

Past RFA example: View the 2023 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, MPH
Alliance Manager, KL2 Coordinator

C. Terri Hough, MD, MSc
Director, KL2 Program

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Awardee Site

KL2 Access to resources and tools

OCTRI Award Document

OCTRI KL2 Scholar featured in Science

Dr. Dora Raymaker published seminal work on Autistic Burnout.

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