Bringing In The Research Dollars! (BiRD)

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

Deadline: Applications usually due annually ~mid winter

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


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.

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