Are there limitations to the $25,000/year that your department is donating to the award? For example, may you use this to supplement your salary?
The $25,000 should be used for support to the research proposal, and may include such items as PRA salary, subject incentives, supplies, and small equipment. It should not be used in support of the awardee’s salary. The $11,000
in support provided by the CCTSI may be used for research supplies, project support, tuition and fees for advanced coursework, or salary support. In addition, $2,000 yearly is provided for travel support. The use/need for all funds should be justified
in the budget.
How many awards are available?
The KL2 program has funds to support 8 scholars concurrently. Two of these awards are specifically supported by Children’s Hospital Colorado, and are therefore earmarked for applicants
with appointments at Children’s. Due to the rolling nature of KL2 scholars receiving subsequent independent funding, the number of awards available for past RFAs has varied from 3 to 7.
How do you site the CCTSI grant?
refer to the How to Site our CCTSI Grant for all publications, patents, or other tangible outcomes from this project during and after project completion.
What happens after you have completed your submission online?
After we receive
your completed application, it will be assigned to at least 2 local reviewers for evaluation who will have varying degrees of expertise in your research subject matter. All reviewers will convene for an NIH-style study section to discuss and numerically
rank the proposals. Applicants and mentors of the top 10-20% ranked proposals will be invited for a brief interview with the KL2 leadership after review. The main focus of the interview is to ensure that career development expectations are aligned
between the applicant, his/her mentors, and the KL2 program’s leadership.
You recently submitted a K proposal to the NIH. Are you eligible to apply for the KL2 award?
As mentioned above, the NIH does not allow one proposal to
be simultaneously reviewed by two NIH study sections. The NIH considers the KL2 study section to be equivalent to an NIH study section. Therefore you may not apply for the KL2 program if you have the same proposal current under review at an NIH study
- If you currently have submitted a K application that has not yet received a score or not discussed decision, please contact KL2 leadership prior to your KL2 application to determine your eligibilityreview committee of your pending
external K review at the time of your KL2 application.
- If you have previously applied for a K award, but received a non-fundable score, you are eligible to apply for the KL2. However, you may not submit a revised application (e.g. A1 application)
for your original K proposal until the KL2 review process is complete.
Does the KL2 award include fringe benefits?
Fringe benefits are provided via the award
based on the employee level/type of the applicant, so the absolute amount is likely to vary between applicants.