A two-year mentored research & education program for junior faculty and senior fellows. KL2/Catalyst Medical Research Investigator Training
At a glance
Opportunity for
  • Mentored clinical and translational research and education
  • Research or health-professional doctoral degree
  • Junior faculty within the first three years of appointment or senior fellowship appointment at a Harvard Catalyst-affiliated institution
Time commitment
  • Two years
Funding level
  • 50-75% of salary
Application Due
  • 5:00pm on April 14, 2016
The next application cycle will open February 19. Please check back for more information.
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Info Sessions

The KL2/CMeRIT Program will be holding two informational sessions for all prospective applicants. Please come for an overview of the program and bring your questions.

February 10, 2016
Harvard Medical School, Countway Library
Ballard Room

February 29, 2016
Massachusetts General Hospital
Simches Small Room (3130)

The KL2/Catalyst Medical Research Investigator Training (CMeRIT) program provides advanced training in clinical and translational research to senior fellows and junior faculty from all health professions represented by Harvard Catalyst, including medicine, dentistry, and nursing.

Awardees will pursue a mentored research project in their area of expertise. It is expected that the research performed within the KL2/CMeRIT program will provide the basis for an independent NIH award (e.g., K23, KO8, or RO1).

Awardees will also pursue an educational program that fulfills the mission of the program and provides optimal training in their chosen career objectives. They may do this by taking part in the courses found in the Advanced Curriculum Compendium where applicable, or by participating in Harvard Catalyst-based courses.

Mentoring and Program Oversight

Each awardee will work with his/her mentor to develop and execute a work plan for his/her research project. Mentors must be accomplished investigators in clinical and translational research and have a track record of success in training new investigators and fostering their success as independent researchers. An advisory committee will connect each awardee with a group of experienced clinicians and researchers to provide additional resources in the fields of genetics, biostatistics, biomarkers, and imaging.

Learn how KL2/Catalyst Medical Research Investigator Training support is helping one investigator shed light on the mechanisms of autism.

Cite Us

Have you received a KL2/Catalyst Medical Research Investigator Training award? Remember to cite Harvard Catalyst in your publications and posters.