Request for Applications 2020

The UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) is pleased to invite full applications for the 2020 KL2 Mentored Research Career Development Scholar Awards. KL2 Scholar Awards are part of the TRI Career Development Scholars Program which provides support for early career UAMS faculty with a professional degree (M.D., Ph.D., Pharm.D., D.N.P., Dr.PH., D.O., etc.) who are committed to an academic career in multidisciplinary clinical or translational research. The Program is a two-year program of intensive training in clinical and/or translational science research, combining an innovative educational program with mentored clinical/translational science research. KL2 Scholars are funded by the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program and will receive:

  • Salary support/stipend of up to $95,000 (including fringe) per year. Scholars are required to dedicate a minimum of 75 percent effort to the program; therefore, the sponsoring department or College may be required to supplement support to meet the 75 percent Salary supplementation may be from a variety of sources, but no federal funds may be used for this purpose.
  • Up to $25,000 of non-salary support per year, which can be used for research, tuition, travel expenses, educational materials in support of the scholar’s career development plan, or other costs related to the scholar’s research

Important Dates

  • January 17, 2020: KL2 Informational Session (12:00 m. – 1:00 p.m. IOA 1180)
  • January 31, 2020 (extended) February 28 at 4:00 p.m.: Letter of Intent (LOI) due
  • March 6, 2020 Required Pre-Reviews and Authorizations Due (see Application and Awardee Requirements section below) These include departmental and institute level reviews (e.g., PRMC for studies done with cancer patients)
  • March 20, 2020 at 12 p.m. (noon): Full applications due and IRB submission required.
    • Projects must be submitted for all necessary regulatory approval(s) by this date. (see Application and Awardee Requirements section below)
  • April 29 and 30, 2020: Finalist Interviews
  • May 1, 2020: Awardees Notified
  • May 1- 31, 2020: BERD and CIRC Consultations
  • PROOF OF REGULATORY APPROVAL (OR DETERMINATION OF NONHUMAN SUBJECT RESEARCH from the IRB) MUST BE SUBMITTED TO MIESHA HALL VIA EMAIL BEFORE June 1, 2020. TRI will not open project accounts without an approval letter(s). (see Application and Awardee Requirements section below)
  • June 1- July 31, 2020 Prior Approval Process for KL2 Funded Scholars
  • August 1, 2020: Scholar start date and earliest possible project start date

Letter of Intent

All applicants are required to submit a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) by January 31, 2020 (extended) February 28 at 4:00 p.m. The LOI coverage and instructions can be downloaded at the bottom of the page. Information included in your LOI is not binding. KL2 Program administration will be using the information provided to better help plan and prepare for proposal reviews. LOI should be submitted via email to Miesha Hall.

Application Instructions

Download the complete 2020 Request For Applications for more information about the KL2 Mentored Research Career Development Scholar Awards and instructions for applying.

We strongly suggest you read the Eligibility and Awardee Requirements sections of the RFA before beginning your application.

We also offer a Frequently Asked Questions page for the TRI Career Development Scholars Program, where you can find answers to some of the more common applicant questions.

Download the KL2 Scholar Awards Application Packet and Forms (Includes the Letter of Intent Template).