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 LearnResearch where applicable, or by participating in Harvard Catalyst-based courses.

Application Information Sessions

There will be four information sessions for the 2022 application. Please review the RFA and FAQs found on this website before attending. All meetings will be held by Zoom.

  • Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 12:00pm-12:30pm
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  • Friday, March 11, 2022 12:00pm-12:30pm
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  • Monday, March 14, 2022 5:00pm-5:30pm
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  • Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 5:00pm-5:30pm
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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.

Time commitment

Two years

Application due

April 20, 2022 at 5:00pm ET


Mentored clinical and translational research and education.

We believe that the research community is strengthened by understanding how a number of factors including gender identity, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, culture, religion, national origin, language, disability, and age shape the environment in which we live and work, affect each of our personal identities, and impacts all areas of human health.


  • Research or health-professional doctoral degree
  • Junior faculty within the first three years of appointment or senior fellowship appointment at a Harvard-affiliated institution
  • Hold a full time position at a Harvard-affiliated institution

Funding Level

50-75% of salary

Cite Us

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


The application process will open on March 8, 2022. Please check back for further information as this date approaches.