2024-2026 K12 Award RFA Now Open

August 1, 2023

The Request for Applications (RFA) is now open for the 2024-2026 CTSI K12 Mentored Career Development Award. The Clinical and Translational Science Institute K12 (formerly KL2) offered through Wake Forest University School of Medicine provides two years of support for early-career faculty involved in translational research to expand their skills and competencies under the guidance of skilled multi-disciplinary mentoring teams, within the context of a learning healthcare system and rapidly evolving academic research environment. 

CTSI K12 Research Scholars will receive:

  • 75% salary support for two years,*
  • up to $25,000/year to support educational and research needs,
  • an Individual Development Plan, and
  • a multi-disciplinary mentoring team.

The two-year K12 program award period will start July 1, 2024 and run through June 30, 2026. We expect to fund up to three K12 Research Scholars from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in the Winston-Salem or Charlotte markets, contingent upon renewal of CTSI funding through a K12 award from NIH/NCATS.

*Per NIH guidelines, up to $120,000 in salary support is allowed per year for each scholar. Fringe is not included in the $120,000 cap. You can have a base salary up to $160,000 with 75% effort allocated to the grant and still stay within the $120,000 cap ($160,000 x 75% = $120,000.) If your base salary is over $160,000 then the portion that exceeds the $120,000 salary support will be cost-shared to your department.

Request for Applications

Review the RFA to learn more about expectations, eligibility, and application requirements. 

Download RFA


  • Letter of Intent Deadline: Wednesday, November 1, 2023 by 5:00pm
  • Application Deadline: Monday, December 18, 2023 by 5:00pm

K12 Mentored Career Development Award Informational Meetings

Learn more about the K12 program, the application process, and ask questions at one of the K12 Informational Meetings hosted by K12 Program Director, Dr. David Miller. The WebEx meetings will be on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, from 4-5pm and Tuesday, September 26, 2023, from 12-1pm. If you are interested in attending one of these meetings, please register below and you will receive a WebEx calendar invite within 1-2 business days.

Register for Informational Meetings 


Learn more about the CTSA grant-funded K12 Mentored Career Program.