MICHR Pre-KL2 Award


What is this service?

The MICHR Pre-KL2 award (also known as the J award) is a new multidisciplinary career development program designed to prepare clinician scientists for beginning the process of developing independent careers in translational research. 

Each awardee receives $85,000 over two years to carry out their translational research. Participants are prepared to go on to apply for the MICHR K or their own independent K award. 

Applicants develop their own tailored training program, including:

  • a translational research practicum
  • didactic course work relating to their field of interest
  • attendance at MICHR career development seminars
  • the presentation of research through local and national events
  • cross-disciplinary mentoring designed to assist with career development and the scholar’s translational project
  • award funding can be used to support an individual's course work and/or research activities

Applications require:

  • a translational research proposal that clearly leads to future research
  • a plan for training and career development
  • a mentoring team
  • a budget and budget justification

The next round of applications is expected to be in 2019.

Who can use this service?

This award is intended for individuals with a health-related professional degree (MD, PharmD, DDS, PhD; 2-3 years’ postdoc) needing additional training and protected time from clinical responsibilities to develop a research program. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. 

When should I contact MICHR about this service?

To ensure that applicants prepare competitive proposals, interested candidates are encouraged to contact us as soon as they decide to apply for the Pre-KL2 award. 

How much does this service cost?

There is no cost for this service. The cost pricing/recharge rates for other MICHR services are available here.


MICHR Pre-K Award

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