KL2 Scholars Award

The Institutes for Translational Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (CONDUITS) offers a KL2 Scholars Award for Clinical and Translational Research Career Development for outstanding junior faculty and Postdoctoral fellows.  This career development program is funded through the Institution’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), and is administered by the Center for Patient-Oriented Research, Training, Education and Development (CePORTED). Specific objectives of this program are to:

  • Identify and support talented junior faculty and Postdoctoral fellows at Mount Sinai who are committed to academic careers in multidisciplinary patient-centered clinical/translational (C/T) research.
  • Assure that award recipients have at least 75% protected time for their research career development (exceptions may be made for surgeons who can document that their clinical competence may be diminished by restricting clinical activities to 25%).
  • Enable award recipients to design, implement, analyze, and publish rigorous studies in patient-centered C/T research.
  • Provide Scholars with multidisciplinary mentorship and promote the development and implementation of an individually tailored career development plan.
  • Enable scholars to plan, write, submit and acquire funding for an externally sponsored career development award (K award or equivalent) or independent research grant (e.g., R01).

Summary of KL2 Scholars Program:

Award Recipients will receive a stipend for two years. The stipend will be up to $100,000 per year (plus fringe benefits) to support a 75% effort each year. An additional $27,500 per year for 2 years is available to support research and education/training expenses that comply with NIH guidelines. Scholars are expected to take courses at Mount Sinai as needed to fulfill their educational development plan. Coursework will be decided upon jointly by the program leadership and Scholar. 

The intent of the career development award program is to assist Departmental and Institute leadership at Mount Sinai and its affiliated institutions in the support of junior faculty and Postdoctoral fellows that they have identified as premier candidates for careers in C/T research.  As such, this program requires a commitment from the appropriate Departmental and or Institute leadership (Chairs, Chiefs, Institute Directors) to fund the remaining 25% of the KL2 recipient’s salary, for the duration of the KL2 Award. Scholars should not be subjected to salary reduction because of their participation in the KL2 award program.

Application Process

For full description of the KL2 Scholar Award, including eligibility, deadlines and how to apply, please see the KL2 Scholars Award RFA.

For frequently asked questions regarding the KL2 program, please see KL2 FAQs.

Application-Related Forms:

Letter of Intent Template
Detailed Budget

KL2 leadership

Alan Moskowitz, MD, Director (alan.moskowitz@mssm.edu)

Gary Butts, MD, Co-Director (gary.butts@mssm.edu)

Janice Gabrilove, MD, Co-Director (janice.gabrilove@mssm.edu)

Inga Peter, PhD, Co-Director (inga.peter@mssm.edu)


Contact Us

Fatima Nabizada-Pace
Tel: 212-824-7264

KL2 awardees are required to cite grant # KL2TR001435 awarded to Icahn School of Medicine in the acknowledgment section of every publication that results from their KL2 support. Adherence to the NIH Public Access Policy is also required.