Bringing In The Research Dollars! (BiRD)

Georgia CTSA KL2 – Mentored Clinical and Translational Research Scholars (MCTRS) Program

Deadline: usually winter each year

Amount: Up to $120,000 salary support to protect 75% research effort & up to $25,000 for technical budget


2018 Request for Applications Flyer

The KL2 award provides support for didactic and mentored research training for junior faculty members committed to a career in clinical investigation. Eligible applicants are Junior faculty members at the MD or PhD level from a wide variety of disciplines at Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine, or Georgia Institute of Technology who are committed to an academic career in clinical and/or translational research and who have excellent potential to become independent clinical investigators.


  • KL2 applicants may not simultaneously submit or have pending an application for any other PHS mentored career development award (e.g. K07, K08, K22, K23) that duplicates any of the provisions of the KL2 program.
  • Former or current Principal Investigators on any NIH research project grant (e.g. R01, U01) or equivalent non-PHS peer reviewed research grants that are over $100,000 direct costs per year, or project leaders on sub-projects of program project (P01) or center grants (P50) are NOT eligible to participate as KL2 scholars.

KL2 Application Workshops

A free two-session KL2 application workshop for KL2 applicants will be held on November 28 and December 5, 2017, from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. to provide a detailed review of the application process and tips on how to put together a competitive application. To register for this free workshop, e-mail Dr. Janet Gross ( and Cheryl Sroka ( Include: name, position, department, school, title of research study, and NIH Biosketch. Those who attend BOTH workshops will be eligible for up to 5 hours of individual grant writing consultation with Dr. Gross. Applicants to the KL2 program are STRONGLY recommended but not required to attend the workshop.

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