Request for Applications 2019

The UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) is pleased to invite full applications for the 2019 TRI KL2 Mentored Research Career Development Program. The KL2 Scholar Award Program 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 KL2 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 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

  • April 11, 2019: KL2 Informational Session (12:00 m. – 1:00 p.m. Betsy Blass Boardroom- Cancer Center 10th floor)
    • Not at UAMS Main Campus? Connect via blackboard here.
  • April 29, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.: Letter of Intent (LOI) due
  • June 10, 2019 at 12 p.m. (noon): Full applications due
    • Projects must be submitted for all necessary regulatory approval(s) by this date. Proof of submission (screen shot or copy of submission confirmation) or a letter from each applicable regulatory agency granting exemption or approval must be included in your application packet.
  • Week of July 15, 2019: Finalist Interviews
  • July 26, 2019: Awardees Notified
  • August 1, 2019: Scholar start date and earliest possible project start date
    • PROOF OF REGULATORY APPROVAL (OR DETERMINATION OF NONHUMAN SUBJECT RESEARCH from the IRB) MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA EMAIL TO NIA INDELICATO BEFORE August 1, 2019. TRI will not open project accounts without an approval letter(s).

Letter of Intent

All applicants are required to submit a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) by April 29, 2019 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 Nia Indelicato.

Application Instructions

Download the complete KL2 Request For Applications for more information about the KL2 Mentored Research Career Development Program 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 where you can find answers to some of the more common applicant questions.

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