“We provide rigorous didactic training, mentorship, and support for highly-qualified junior faculty to conduct research, with the end goal of competing for external funding. If you’re considering a career in research, this is a wonderful way to get started.”

Karen M. Freund, MD, MPH
KL2 Director

Since 2010, Tufts CTSI has offered two K scholar award programs: the KL2 Career Development Award and the KM1 Career Development Award in Comparative Effectiveness. We are currently accepting applications for the KL2 Career Development Award.

We seek innovative scientists across the entire translational science spectrum (T1- T4) to apply for two years of protected research training time towards the development of a clinical and translational research career. The KL2 program includes research training, funds for protected research time and some research supplies, and a structured program to enhance and prepare candidates for translational research careers.


Karen M. Freund, MD, MPH, KL2 Program Director

Elizabeth Leary, PhD, Senior Program Manager

Lesley Inker, MD, MS, Training Director

Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha, PhD, MPH, CHES, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion