Notice of Clarification: RFA-TR-12-006 Institutional Clinical and Translational Award (U54)

Notice Number: NOT-TR-12-009

Key Dates
Release Date: August 17, 2012

Issued by
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)


This Notice is to reaffirm that in response to RFA-TR-12-006: Institutional Clinical and Translational Science Award (U54), non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions) and non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. organizations are not eligible to apply and foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are not allowed.

In Section IV.2, “Content and Form of the Application Submission” the current paragraph in the FOA is modified as noted below:

Section IV. Application and Submission Information

2. Content and Form of Application Submission

B. Mentored Career Development Program (KL2)

A Mentored Career Development program is a required component of a CTSA. The objectives should be clearly defined and justified based on institutional strengths, the pool of potential scholar candidates and faculty mentors, and synergy (avoiding redundancy) with other NIH funded translational research programs namely the NIH K12 grant mechanism. Justify the proposed number of scholars and explain the criteria used to select, accept, and evaluate candidates. Describe the career development plans for prospective candidates and how plans will be designed to meet the needs of the scholars. Global health research training may be an emphasis area in the KL2 Career Development program, but the K program may not focus exclusively on global health research training. Global health research training programs must be in collaboration with NIH funded investigators. Scholars supported through the KL2 mechanism are expected to be engaged in translational research.


Please direct all inquiries to:

G. Iris Obrams, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
6701 Democracy Boulevard, Room 914
Bethesda, MD 20817
Telephone: 301 435-0790

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