What is this service?
The MICHR Pre-KL2 award (also known as the J award) is a new multidisciplinary career development program designed to prepare clinician scientists for beginning the process of developing independent careers in translational research.
Each awardee receives $85,000 over two years to carry out their translational research. Participants are prepared to go on to apply for the MICHR K or their own independent K award.
Applicants develop their own tailored training program, including:
- a translational research practicum
- didactic course work relating to their field of interest
- attendance at MICHR career development seminars
- the presentation of research through local and national events
- cross-disciplinary mentoring designed to assist with career development and the scholar’s translational project
- award funding can be used to support an individual's course work and/or research activities
- a translational research proposal that clearly leads to future research
- a plan for training and career development
- a mentoring team
- a budget and budget justification
The next round of applications is expected to be in 2019.
Who can use this service?
This award is intended for individuals with a health-related professional degree (MD, PharmD, DDS, PhD; 2-3 years’ postdoc) needing additional training and protected time from clinical responsibilities to develop a research program. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.
When should I contact MICHR about this service?
To ensure that applicants prepare competitive proposals, interested candidates are encouraged to contact us as soon as they decide to apply for the Pre-KL2 award.
How much does this service cost?
There is no cost for this service. The cost pricing/recharge rates for other MICHR services are available here.