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In order to be eligible for consideration for the Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Scholars Program, applicants must meet each of the following criteria:

  • Research or health-professional doctoral degree or equivalent, including but not limited to MD, DO, DDS, PhD, PharmD, PsyD, DPH; Epidemiologists, behavioral scientists and nurses with clinically relevant doctoral degrees are eligible as well.
  • A full-time faculty appointment (Instructor, Assistant Professor, Research Associate, or equivalent, for 5 years or fewer) at the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine, Public Health or Nursing by the date of receipt of the award.  Postdoctoral fellows with a pending faculty appointment as of July 1, 2018 are eligible to apply.  However, the faculty appointment cannot be dependent upon receipt of the KL2 award.
  • At least 75% protected time available for research and training for the next three years.
  • A commitment to a career focused on clinical investigation.
  • A commitment to additional training, which may include:
    • MHS or PhD in clinical research (Clinical Epidemiology, Clinical Investigation, or Biostatistics), which requires a separate application to the Bloomberg School of Public Health for the particular program in which you wish to enroll.
    • Proposal for coursework/training relevant to Scholar needs – NOTE: the School of Public Health allows a total of 16 credits in Special Student Limited (non-degree) status during your career at Johns Hopkins (this would include courses taken prior to the KL2 appointment).
  • Identification of and support from at least one Johns Hopkins faculty mentor active, established and successful in clinical investigation.
  • United States citizenship, permanent resident, or non-citizen national status (persons born in outlying possessions of the United States, limited to American Samoa, Swain’s Island, or the unincorporated United States Minor Outlying Islands) at the time the application is submitted.  Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.  Proof of residency may be required.
  • Have NOT served as Principal Investigator on an NIH R01, R29, or projects of program project, center or collaborative research grants, or been recipient of any NIH K-series award (this does not include NIH Small Grants or Exploratory/Developmental grants or their equivalents).
  • Must NOT have an active NIH K-series award application pending.  Specifically, this means that K23 applicants may not simultaneously apply for the KL2.  However, once appointed, KL2 Scholars may apply for K23 support – and are encouraged to do so.

JHCRS is committed to increasing the participation of women and individuals from ethnic or racial groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.  Such groups include American Indian or Alaska native, Black or African-American, Hispanic or Latino, and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.  Applications from women and minority candidates are encouraged.  In addition, accommodations will be made to assist any individuals with disabilities so those persons who are qualified applicants can complete the program.