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Training Programs

KL2 SCHOLARS PROGRAM

The KL2 Mentored Career Development Award is specifically designed to foster the development of junior investigators interested in conducting groundbreaking clinical and translational research. Frontiers is wholly committed to attracting and welcoming diverse, early-stage researchers to its institutions.

Benefits of the KL2 program:

  • Salary support for up to 75% protected time dedicated to clinical and translational research
  • Two years of training in a collaborative, supportive environment
  • Intensive mentored research experience
  • Formal training in clinical and translational research
  • Approximately $20,000 in research funds per year (e.g., project supplies, publication costs, travel)
  • Assistance toward securing independent funding by the end of Year 2

The 2023 KL2 Mentored Career Development Award RFA has not yet been released. If you have questions, please reach out to Tresza Hutcheson, Frontiers Training Navigator.

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TL1 TRAINEE PROGRAM

Pre- and postdoctoral students can be selected to participate in the TL1 Trainee Program which offers tailored and rigorous training in clinical and translational research as well as classroom education. The TL1 award is specifically designed to provide trainees with the skills, confidence, motivation, and enhanced career trajectory to move to the next stage of their translational research career. All trainees are encouraged to participate in Frontiers Scholars Club and obtain the Masters of Clinical Science (MS-CR) degree if it fits their individual career goals. Trainees receive a stipend and funds for project support and travel.

Frontiers TL1 Predoctoral Clinical and Translational Research Training Program

The predoctoral track is a 1-year award specifically designed to stimulate interest in clinical research careers for MD, DO, DNP, PharmD, DPT, DDS, and DVM students within the final two years of their clinical doctoral degree by creating a dual-degree training track designed to foster active learning and clinical and translational science career development.

Applications for the 2022 TL1 Predoctoral Program are now being accepted.

2022 Frontiers TL1 Predoctoral Clinical and Translational Research Training Program RFA [PDF]

Benefits of the TL1 Predoctoral program:

  • One year of training and support
  • Intensive mentored research experience with formal training in clinical and translational research
  • MS-Clinical Research degree with full tuition remission
  • Monthly NIH NRSA Predoctoral trainee stipend
  • Research funds provided (e.g. project supplies, publication costs, consultant services, etc.)
  • Travel support to attend the National Association for Clinical and Translational conference

Key Dates:

  • Full Applications due: January 4, 2022

 


Frontiers TL1 Postdoctoral Clinical and Translational Research Training Program

The TL1 postdoctoral award is a 1- or 2-year option specifically designed to provide trainees with the skills, confidence, motivation, and enhanced career trajectory to move to the next stage of their translational research career.

Benefits of the TL1 Postdoctoral program:

  • Up to 2 years of training and support
  • Intensive mentored research experience with formal training in clinical and translational research
  • Monthly NIH NRSA Postdoctoral level-appropriate trainee stipend
  • Tuition remission for MS-Clinical Research coursework
  • Research funds provided annually (e.g. project supplies, publication costs, consultant services, etc.)
  • Additional travel support to attend the National Association for Clinical and Translational conference

The 2023 TL1 Postdoctoral Clinical and Translational Research Training Program RFA has not yet been released. If you have questions, please reach out to Tresza Hutcheson, Frontiers Training Navigator.

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Scholar Success

Historically, the TL1 and KL2 programs have elevated the research careers of our graduates. Below are some recent highlights:

  • 58% of our KL2 program graduates currently have independent funding via the NIH

  • In 2019, a collaboration between a TL1 and KL2 scholar resulted in a successfully funded pilot award, highlighting the productive, supportive, and collaborative working environment of our integrated programs

  • A 2014 KL2 graduate continues using his work done under the KL2 award, most recently leveraging the data to procure an R21

  • In 2019, a TL1 trainee was honored with the prestigious Blue Ribbon Award at the Association of Clinical and Translational Science national conference as a result of her innovative work on her TL1 research project

  • A 2017 KL2 graduate procured a P20 Core Grant along with serving as a co-PI on an R01 in 2018

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For questions about the KL2 Scholars and TL1 Trainee Programs contact Tresza Hutcheson at thutcheson@kumc.edu.

Last modified: Dec 06, 2021
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