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 three information sessions for the 2021 application. Please review the RFA and FAQs found on this website before attending. All meetings will be held by Zoom.

  • Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 12:00pm-1:00pm
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  • Monday, March 1, 2021, 5:00pm-6:00pm
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  • Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 12:00pm-1:00pm
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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 30, 2021 at 5:00pm ET


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-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 is closed. Please check back for future opportunities.