KL2 Career Development

KL2 Mentored Career Development Award


KL2 Informational Meetings

Download 2021-2023 KL2 RFA

The KL2 Program Directors will host two identical informational meetings where you can learn more about the KL2 Program, the application process, and ask them questions.


The meetings will be hosted via WebEx on 

Sept. 3, 2020 at 1:00 pm and Sept. 23, 2020 at 4:00 pm.

Please register for one of the meetings here



The CTSI KL2 Mentored Career Development Award provides two years of support for early-career faculty from Wake Forest School of Medicine involved in translational research to expand their skills and competencies under the guidance of an experienced, multi-disciplinary mentoring team, within the context of a learning healthcare system and rapidly evolving academic research environment.


CTSI KL2 Research Scholars will receive:

  • 75% salary support for two years,
  • up to $35,000/year to support educational and research needs, 
  • an Individual Development Plan, and 
  • a multi-disciplinary mentoring team. 


KL2 scholars engaged in procedurally intensive clinical work are allowed to devote less than 75% effort, but not less than 50% effort, to the KL2 program Scholars will become members of the CTSI Translational Research Academy and actively participate in its ongoing and diverse educational, networking, and mentoring opportunities. Scholars will receive priority access to other CTSI resources including biostatistical and research design support, study coordinator support, and Research Navigators.


Download 2021-2023 KL2 RFA

The start date for the 2021-2023 KL2 program is July 1, 2021.





The CTSI funded three KL2 Research Scholars in 2016-2018, one in 2017-2019, four in 2018-2020, two in 2019-2021, and three in 2020-2022 (see the awardees).

We expect to fund two KL2 Research Scholars in 2021.