CTSI K Scholar Program

CTSI K Scholar Program Call for Applications 2022 flowchart.

The CTSI K Scholar Program offers research mentoring, career and professional development, and funding to outstanding junior faculty and senior fellows transitioning to independent faculty positions.

The overall goal of the CTSI K Scholar Program is to provide training, mentoring and the development of an interprofessional, interdisciplinary, and ethnically/racially/culturally diverse clinical and translational workforce with skills to meet the healthcare and research needs of our communities, the region and the nation. 

The program engages talented, motivated scholars from different health science and clinical disciplines (e.g., medicine, pharmacy, nursing, public health, dental, bioengineering, and others), to join the clinical and translational science workforce to develop new treatments for diseases and innovative methods to mitigate or eliminate health disparities.

The CTSI K Scholar Program will provide research training and mentoring in clinical and translational science to outstanding junior faculty in health science disciplines. Specifically, the Program will facilitate the development of Scholars’ professional skills and the transition to their next career level within the clinical and translational workforce pipeline.

Each KL2 Scholar will receive support to cover partial salary (up to $75,000 plus fringe benefits per year towards 75% protected time), and research, tuition and travel costs ($35,000/year) for up to two years. Scholars are encouraged to apply for individual K awards or equivalent mentored awards, or appropriate R type awards during the two-year program. Scholars will have the opportunity to apply for an additional third year of funding, which may be granted upon objective review based on productivity, future plans and availability of funding.

CTSI K Scholars are funded by the Clinical and Translational Science Award-linked KL2 Mentored Career Development Award (MCDA) under award number KL2TR001413 to the University at Buffalo and the Buffalo Translational Consortium (BTC) MCDA under award number UL1TR001412 to the University at Buffalo. 

The next call for applications for the CTSI K Scholar Program will be published on November 1, 2021.