Clarification, Institutional Clinical and Translational Science Award support for KL2 scholars, RFA-RM-08-002

Notice Number: NOT-RM-08-024

Key Dates
Release Date:  July 11, 2008

Issued by
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) ( )

NCRR, on behalf of the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research, has issued Requests for Applications for the Institutional Clinical and Translational Science Awards (RFA-RM-06-002, RFA-RM-07-002, RFA-RM-07-007 and RFA-RM-08-002).NCRR understands and acknowledges the desire of the CTSA institutions to use institutional funds for full or partial support of scholars participating in training and career opportunities under the KL2 grant program.  However, NIH requires that KL2 scholars must be fully supported by the KL2 grant at the 75 percent effort (9 person months) requirement of the program. An institutional commitment to partially fund a 12-month scholar appointed under the KL2 grant is not permitted. 

In order to maximize the training and career opportunities of clinician-scientists across the academic campus, additional scholars may be supported by institutional funds that are separate from the KL2 grant. Information on these scholars should be included in the CTSA progress report information under the Training and Education component of the UL1 award.

In circumstances where grant funds budgeted for a KL2 scholar are freed during a budget period as a result of the departure of an appointed scholar, partial institutional support may initially be allowed to provide the full 12 months support for a new scholar.  The proposed scholar must comply with the eligibility criteria specified in the RFA and the selection criteria specified in the grantee’s CTSA application. The NCRR program official and grants management specialist must be notified of the change within thirty days.  An updated institutional scholar roster form listing all scholars receiving NIH/CTSA support must be provided.


We encourage your inquiries concerning this Notice and welcome the opportunity to answer questions from potential applicants:

Dr. Anthony Hayward
Division for Clinical Research Resources, NCRR
6701 Democracy Blvd.
Room 906, MCS 4874
Bethesda , MD 20892
Telephone: (301) 435-0790
FAX: (301) 480-3661

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