The K12 Scholars Program provides promising young clinical and translational investigators the training, mentoring, and protected time to develop an independent research project. The overall goal of the TRI KL2 Mentored Research Career Development Scholars Program is to increase the number and quality of independently funded clinical research investigators and translational scientists.
TRI K12 Awards provide two years of didactic and mentored research training for post-doctorates or professional doctorates (MD, PharmD, DrPH, DO, etc.) who are committed to academic careers in multidisciplinary clinical or translational science. Didactic course work leading to an additional PhD, MS, MPH or graduate certificate may be pursued. Generous financial support and benefits are provided for junior faculty.
Required Letter of Intent (LOI) Due February 1, 2024 by 5 p.m. CTS
View the current RFA.
Salary and Benefits
- Up to $100,000 in salary support (up to the current NIH salary cap applied, including fringe). If the scholar’s salary exceeds the current NIH salary cap, the scholar’s department/division will need to support the difference.
- Up to $25,000 per year for research, tuition, travel expenses and education materials in support of the scholar’s career development plan.
- A doctoral-level degree in a health discipline that can be applied to clinical or translational research. These degrees include, but are not limited to, MD, PhD, PharmD, DrPH, DO, DPT, OTD, etc.
- United States citizen, non-citizen national or permanent resident. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.
- Must be committed to a career focused on clinical or translational investigation.
- Full-time UAMS faculty member at the rank of instructor or above, able to devote 75 percent professional effort to the program for a minimum of two years.
- Must have the support of a mentor approved by the program, and the approval of their department chair.
- Candidates are not allowed to have served as principal investigator on a National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01, K series or sub project of a P or M series grant.
Please contact Crystal Sparks (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional information.