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; 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. 


For detailed information about the program, eligibility criteria, and the application and selection process, read the 2020 Career Development (KL2) Award Scholar Program Description (.pdf).

To apply, review the proposal guidance and requirements (.pdf), the request for applications and application instructions (.pdf), and complete the application form (.pdf). Complete applications must be submitted by November, 2, 2020 at 3 pm.

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

Learn more about the inaugural group of Scholars from this announcement.

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