Career Development Awards

The KL2 is an Institutional Career Development Award aimed at training the next generation of scientists in research relevant to human diseases and preparing them for independent research careers. The NJ ACTS KL2 identifies junior faculty at Princeton, Rutgers and NJIT who are committed to careers and research in clinical and/or translational sciences and provides up to two years of support which includes: 80 percent protected time (applicable to Institution); funds for research supplies; tuition support; and professional travel.

Find a summary of the Scholar program and award, eligibility and requirements on the career development  section of the web site. 


Application components can be found at the links below: 

RFA for Translational Scientists: an abbreviated description of the program with a full list of the eligibility requirements.

Scholar Program Descriptiona detailed overview of the NJ ACTS KL2 Program, including information on current and former KL2 Scholars and a listing of the KL2 Program’s Academy of Mentors.

Proposal Guidance and Requirements: a listing of the required components of a KL2 Scholar application packet.

NJ ACTS KL2 Scholar Applicationa fillable pdf to be submitted with the other required application materials.


Princeton applicants: Applications should be coordinated through your grants manager and routed in Princeton eRA for approval prior to submission to the Program Administrator. For questions about award provisions or other inquiries, please contact Bianca Freda at [email protected].

Learn more about the current and past NJ ACTS KL2 Scholars here

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