K Career Development Awards

Kickstart your research with a K career development award

The K12 and KL2 Career Development Awards provides junior faculty with financial support and research training to develop the skills necessary to build a well-funded, collaborative career in clinical and translational research.

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About the program

The University of Florida and Florida State University (UF+FSU) Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Career Development Awards for Early Stage Investigators (ESI) provides 2 years of financial support and research training development for skills necessary to build a well-funded collaborative career in clinical or translational research.

Applications and eligibility

The CTSI welcomes applicants from any of the health science-related programs at UF, as well as the College of Medicine (COM) Jacksonville (JAX), UF Research and Education Center (Orlando), UF-Scripps Biomedical Research, and Sid Martin Incubator (Alachua). This opportunity is also open to FSU K2R Scholar Program participants through the UF-FSU partnership.

K12 funding is contingent upon UF-FSU’s NCATS K12 award (under review), with a projected start date of July 1, 2024, if selected for funding. If the K12 application is not funded this cycle, contingency funding will be sought to support competitive K12 scholar applications; however, funding is not guaranteed.

coming fall 2024

Research Funding Announcement

Interested early-stage investigators should review the research funding announcement for additional eligibility information and details about the award.

coming fall 2024

K12 Application

Looking to advance your research career? Click below to download the award application.

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K Career Development Award Info Sessions

The K12 and KL2 Career Development Awards provides junior faculty with financial support and research training to develop the skills necessary to build a well-funded, collaborative career in clinical and translational research.

Timeline

milestone deadline
K12 RFA released September 19, 2023
K12 Information Session September 20, 2023
K12 Application Deadline December 11, 2023
K12 Interview February 13, 2024
Notice of Awards April 1, 2024

Our 2023 application cycle has closed. Stay tuned for the next application cycle beginning Fall 2024.

Advisory Committee

Name Appointment and department college
Takis Benos, PhD William Bushnell, Presidential Chaired Professor, Department of Epidemiology UF College of Public Health and Health Professions
Jiang Bian, PhD Professor, Chief Research Information Officer, UF Health UF College of Medicine
Staja Booker, PhD Assistant Professor, Behavioral Nursing Science UF College of Nursing
Wesley Bolch, PhD Distinguished Professor, Biomedical Engineering UF Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
Henna Budhwani, PhD, MPH Professor and Director, Intervention Research and Implementation Science (IRIS) Lab FSU College of Nursing
Irvin PeDro Cohen, PhD Director, Local Initiatives Support Coalition (LISC) Jacksonville UF Citizen Scientist – Jacksonville
Joe G.N. Garcia, MD Associate Vice President for Research, UF Health UF Scripps/College of Medicine
Faheem Guirgis, MD Professor of Emergency Medicine, K12 Co-Director UF College of Medicine
Rosemarie Fernandez, MD Professor and Vice Chair of Faculty Development, Emergency Medicine UF College of Medicine
Jatinder Lamba, PhD Professor, Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research UF College of Pharmacy