Applicants from a variety of disciplines and all of the schools of the health sciences are encouraged to apply for the KL2-CRSP. Each applicant must meet several eligibility requirements.
- Must be a U.S. citizen or noncitizen national or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence and possess an Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-151 or I-155) or some other verification of legal admission as a permanent resident. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.
- Must have a clinical doctorate or PhD degree or its equivalent at the time of application to the program.
- Must have or plan to obtain a full time appointment at the University of Pittsburgh, and an affiliation with a center, institute, or laboratory that will provide an excellent environment for research.
- Must be able to commit at least 75% of his or her full-time professional effort to the KL2-CRSP and its related clinical research activities.
- Must not be a former or current PD/PI on any NIH research project grant [this does not include NIH small grants (R03), exploratory Developmental (R21) or SBIR, STTR (R43, R44 grants)] or equivalent non-PHS peer reviewed grants that are over $100,000 direct costs per year.
- Must not be a former or current project leader on subprojects of program project (P01) or center grants (P50).
- May not have another K award pending.
- Must be committed to developing a clinical research career. Note that individuals who are planning a career in basic science research or animal research are NOT eligible for the KL2-CRSP. For a definition of clinical research, click here.
- In general, in keeping with the type of mentoring and career development being provided by the CTSA, a KL2 scholar candidate who is already in the process of applying for an independent mentored career development grant, a P01 grant, or R01 grant is likely too senior for the KL2 award.
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