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 2019 deadline has passed.  Notice of award was announced in May 2019.  Please check back in Winter 2020 for additional KL2 program opportunities.

View the 2019 RFA

Learn about past and present KL2 awardees and their projects.

Contact us

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

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

Melissa Mudd, M.P.H.
Research Associate
muddm@ohsu.edu
503-494-1498

David Jacoby. M.D.
Director, KL2 Program
jacobyd@ohsu.edu

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