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Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (Parent K01) (PA-11-190)
Table of IC-Specific Information, Requirements and Staff Contacts
Release Date: April 8, 2011
Expiration Date: January 8, 2014

NIH Institute or Center Contacts

Institute/Center Specific Information

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Lorraine M. Silsbee, M.H.S.
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
6701 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7936
Bethesda, MD 20892-7936 (Express mail zip: 20817)
Telephone: (301) 435-0709
FAX: (301) 480-1455
Email: silsbeeL@nhlbi.nih.gov

Jane D. Scott, ScD, MSN, FAHA
Director, Office of Research Training and Career Development,
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences (DCVS - responding for all NHLBI programmatic Divisions)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), NIH
Rockledge II, 8138, 6701 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7940
Telephone: (301) 435-0535
Email: scottj2@nhlbi.nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management:
Renee Livshin
Office of Grants Management/Division of Extramural Research Activities
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
6701 Rockledge Drive, Suite 7044, MSC 7926
Bethesda, MD 20892-7926 (Express mail zip: 20817)
Telephone: (301) 435-0174
FAX: (301) 451-5462
Email: LivshinR@nhlbi.nih.gov

NHLBI Specific Information:

The NHLBI seeks career training applications in the following focused research areas:

  • Highly innovative epidemiological research that elucidates the mechanisms, etiology, pathogenesis, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart, lung, blood diseases and sleep disorders.
  • Biostatistics research leading to the development of new methods for designing and analyzing clinical studies, including clinical trials, epidemiologic and genetics studies in heart, lung, blood diseases and sleep disorders.
  • Comparative effectiveness research that involves the comparison of screening, diagnostic, preventive or treatment strategies of heart, lung, blood diseases and sleep disorders using appropriate methods from randomized controlled trials to the analysis of electronic medical records.

Please see NOT-HL-11-114 for additional guidance.

NHLBI has a 6 year limit of cumulative support on institutional and mentored Ks (e.g., K12 or KL2 plus the K01).

Salary Support: Up to $75,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

Research Support: Up to $30,000 per year.

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

Bettie J. Graham, Ph.D.
Suite 4076
5635 Fishers Lane
Rockville , MD 20852
Phone: (301) 496-7531
Email: Bettie_graham@nih.gov
Financial/Grants Management:
Elizabeth J. Thomson, DNSc, RN, CGC, FAAN (ELSI Program)
Suite 4076
5635 Fishers Lane
Rockville , MD 20852
Phone: (301) 496-7531
Phone: (301)402-4997
Email: et22s@nih.gov

NHGRI Specific Information:
Prospective applicants are encourage to read: Charting a course for genomic medicine from base pairs to bedside, published February 10, 2011 in Nature (http://www.genome.gov/Pages/About/Planning/2011NHGRIStrategicPlan.pdf)  to familiarize themselves with the research areas of interest to the Institute which include genomics, proteomics, population genomics, and the ethical, legal and social issues (ELSI) related to genetics and genomics. 

Eligibility is limited to:

(1) Individuals with degrees in computer sciences, mathematics, chemistry, engineering, physics and closely related scientific disciplines, such as bioinformatics, computational biology, statistics, biomathematics, and bioengineering

(2) Individuals who  plan to study the ethical, legal, and social issues will have degrees in medicine, nursing, genetics, law, psychology, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, bioethics, history or another comparable discipline.  Prospective ELSI applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the ELSI Research homepage (http://www.genome.gov/ELSI to determine the program priorities, in addition to contacting the ELSI program staff listed.

Program Directors (http://www.genome.gov/12010674) are available to discuss with potential applicants their concept for this initiative during the development stages of the application.

Salary Support: Up to Executive Level I annually.

Research Support: Up to $50,000 per year.

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Chyren Hunter, Ph.D.
Division of Extramural Activities
National Institute on Aging
7201 Wisconsin Avenue, Room 2C218, MSC 9205
Bethesda, MD 20892-9205
Telephone: (301) 496-9322
FAX: (301) 402-0528
Email: Hunterc@nia.nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management:
Ms. Traci Lafferty, NIA
7201 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 2N-212
Bethesda, MD. 20892
Telephone: (301) 496-1472
FAX: (301) 402-3672
E-mail: lafferT@nia.nih.gov

NIA Specific Information:

See: http://www.nia.nih.gov/GrantsAndTraining/TrainingSupport.htm#research.

Salary Support: Up to 75,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

Research Support: Up to $20,000 per year.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Lindsey Grandison, Ph.D.
Division of Neuroscience and Behavior
5635 Fishers Lane
Bethesda, MD 20892-9304
Phone: 301-443-0606
Email: lgrandis@mail.nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management:
Judy Fox
Chief, Grants Management Branch
5635 Fishers Lane, Room 3023
Bethesda , MD 20892-9304
Phone: (301) 443-4704
Email: jfox@mail.nih.gov

NIAAA Specific Information:

NIAAA sponsors a variety of fellowships and career development programs to ensure the training of highly qualified new investigators in alcohol-related research.  Training opportunities under this announcement include mentored research in the social, behavioral, biological and mathematical sciences as related to alcohol abuse and alcoholism.  Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate institute staff prior to preparing an application.

For additional information, please see http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/ResearchInformation/ExtramuralResearch/l; and NOT-AA-10-005, Notice of Change in NIAAA Policy on K Award Support (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-AA-10-005.html).

Salary Support: Up to $90,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

Research Support: Up to $50,000 per year.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Katrin Eichelberg, Ph.D.
6700 B Rockledge Drive, Room 3128
Telephone: 301-496-0818
Email: ke39x@nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management:
Chernay Mason
Grants Management Branch
6700B Rockledge Dr, Room 2248
Bethesda , MD 20886
Phone: (301) 435-2068
Email: Chernay.Mason@nih.gov

NIAID Specific Information:

NIAID ONLY uses the K01 for the fields of epidemiology, modeling techniques, and outcomes research, as stated in this Notice in the NIH Guide NOT-AI-08-040 http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-AI-08-040.html.

Salary Support: Up to $75,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

Amanda Taylor Boyce, Ph.D.
Program Director
Division of Musculoskeletal Diseases
1 Democracy Plaza, Suite 800
6701 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20892
Financial/Grants Management:
Yen Thach
Grants Management Specialist
6701 Democracy Boulevard
One Democracy Plaza, Suite 846
Bethesda, MD 20892-4872
Phone: (301) 594-3505
Email: thachy@mail.nih.gov

NIAMS Specific Information:

Information about NIAMS funding mechanisms is available at http://www.niams.nih.gov/Funding/Funding_Opportunities/activity_codes.asp.

Salary Support: Up to $75,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

Research Support: Up to $20,000 per year.

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

Zeynep Erim, Ph.D.
Division of Interdisciplinary Training
6707 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20892-5477
Phone: (301) 435-6686  
Email: erimz@mail.nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management:
Florence Turska
Grants Management Branch
6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 900
Bethesda , MD 20892
Phone: (301) 451-4782
Email: turskaf@mail.nih.gov

NIBIB Specific Information:

More information on NIBIB Career Awards can be found at http://www.nibib.nih.gov/training-careers/junior-investigator. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Program Director listed above to determine if their application is appropriate to NIBIB and to identify the most suitable training mechanism.

Salary Support: Up to $90,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

Research Support: Up to $40,000 per year.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Medical Rehabilitation Medicine
Ralph Nitkin, Ph.D.
Director, Biological Sciences and Career Development, Room 2A03
Phone: (301) 402-4206
Email: rn21e@nih.gov

Child Abuse and Neglect Research
Valerie Maholmes, Ph.D., CAS
Child Development and Behavior Branch, Room 4B05A, MSC 7510
Phone: (301)496-1514
Email: maholmev@mail.nih.gov

Population Research
Rosalind B. King, Ph.D.
Demographic and Behavioral Sciences Branch, Room 8B07, MSC 7510
Telephone: (301) 435-6986
E-mail: rk210p@nih.gov

NICHD Address
6100 Executive Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20892-7510

Financial/Grants Management:
Cecilia Bruce
Bryan S. Clark, M.B.A.
Chief Grants Management Officer
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
6100 Executive Boulevard
Room 8A01, MSC 7510
Bethesda, MD 20892
Rockville, MD  20852 (for express/courier service; non-USPS service)
Telephone: (301) 435-6975
FAX: (301) 402-0915
Email: clarkb1@mail.nih.gov

NICHD Specific Information:

The NICHD accepts K01 applications for only three specific research areas:  Medical Rehabilitation Research, Child Abuse and Neglect, and Population Research. 

Medical Rehabilitation Research:  Applicants must have clinical training in a rehabilitation-related profession (e.g., P.T., O.T., R.N., or Speech and Language pathologist), possess a doctoral level degree (e.g., Ph.D., D.Eng., D.Ed.), and be committed to a career as an independent investigator in medical rehabilitation.

Child Abuse and Neglect:  Applicants must be committed to developing careers as independent investigators in child abuse and neglect research.

Population Research:   Population research is defined as demographic, behavioral, and social scientific research on fertility, family and household structures, mortality and morbidity, migration, immigration, population and the environment, and population distribution and characteristics. NICHD supports research that addresses the intersection of demographic processes and health, examines health from a population perspective, and/or integrates demographic or social scientific approaches to understanding health with behavioral or biomedical approaches.   The K01 award in Population Research is intended to provide mentored training experiences for: 

  1. Investigators in demography or other areas of population research who require additional technical and scientific inquiry skills in order to launch independent research careers;
  2. Investigators in demography or population research who seek research experience in different disciplines (e.g., anthropology, geography, biological sciences, epidemiology, public health, medicine);
  3. Investigators in other disciplines (e.g., anthropology, geography, biological sciences, epidemiology, public health, medicine) who propose new training in demography or population research.

The K01 program in Population Research generally is limited to individuals at the Assistant Professor level.  However, recent Associate Professors in the latter two categories are also eligible, as are Associate Professors who initially applied as Assistant Professors and are submitting a revised application (resubmission).   

[For further details on the Population Research K01, see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HD-07-010.html.]

All K01 applicants must justify the need for additional training and explain how the training will facilitate their ability to conduct cutting-edge research in rehabilitation medicine, child abuse/neglect, or population science.  

NICHD has a 6 year limit of cumulative support on institutional and individual mentored Ks.

Salary Support: Up to $75,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

Daniel A. Sklare, Ph.D.
Division of Scientific Programs
Executive Plaza So., Rm. 400C
6120 Executive Blvd. , MSC-7180
Bethesda , MD 20892-7180
Phone: (301) 496-1804
Email: sklared@nidcd.nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management:
Mr. Christopher Myers
Grants Management Branch
Division of Extramural Activities
Executive Plaza So., Rm. 400B
6120 Executive Blvd. , MSC-7180
Bethesda , MD 20892-7180
Phone: (301) 402-0909
Email: myersc@mail.nih.gov

NIDCD Specific Information:

The NIDCD utilizes the K01 Program for the retooling and transition of junior- and midcareer-level scientists and midcareer-level clinicians (generally below the rank of full professor, or the equivalent in nonacademic settings) into two research domains: 1) translational research, i.e., the application of basic research discoveries toward advancing the diagnosis, management and prevention of deafness and other communication disorders; and 2) patient-oriented/clinical research. 

Junior-level clinically-trained individuals should apply for the Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award (K08) or the Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23), as appropriate (see: http://grants1.nih.gov/training/careerdevelopmentawards.htm).

For further information on the scope of translational research within the NIDCD scientific programs, consult PAR-11-003.

NIDCD will generally limit its aggregate support of research career development across institutional and individual mentored K-awards (e.g., K12 or KL2 followed by the K08 or K23) to six years, but will allow seven years of support with written permission from the NIDCD Scientific/Research Program Contact when the candidate changes scientific focus between the institutional and individual K-awards.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Program Director listed as the Scientific/Research Contact prior to preparing an application.

Salary Support: Up to $105,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

Research Support: Up to $50,000 per year.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Mimi M. Ghim, Ph.D.
Office of Science Policy and Communications, 6001 Executive Blvd., Rm 5232, MSC 9591
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: (301) 443-6071
Email: ghimm@mail.nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management:
Carol Alderson
Grants Management Branch
6101 Executive Boulevard, Suite 270
Bethesda, MD 20892-8403
Phone: (301) 933-6196
Email: ca10h@nih.gov

NIDA Specific Information:

Please see NOT-DA-06-013 for information regarding NIDA policies on K-series career development awards.

Salary Support: Up to $90,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

Research Support: Up to $50,000 per year.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Lauren D. Hill, Ph.D.
6001 Executive Blvd., Room 7148, MSC 9635
Bethesda, MD 20892-9635
Phone: (301) 443-2638
Email: hillla@mail.nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management:
Ms. Rita Sisco
6001 Executive Blvd., Room 6120, MSC 9605
Bethesda MD 20892-9605
Phone: (301) 443-2805
Email: siscor@mail.nih.gov

NIMH Specific Information:

The NIMH supports a broad spectrum of basic and translational research, including basic neuroscience, human genetics, adult and developmental translational research, services and intervention research, and AIDS-related research (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/organization/nimh-extramural-research-programs.shtml).  Eligibility for the K01 is limited to individuals with no more than 6 years of postdoctoral experience at the time of application (either the initial or resubmission application). The NIMH will generally limit support to no more than 4 years. The requested duration of support should be appropriately justified, taking into consideration prior research experience and the proposed mentored career development goals that are essential for developing an independent, NIMH-funded research program. See NOT-MH-13-001 and http://www.nimh.nih.gov/research-funding/training/career-development-programs-k-series.shtml for further details about NIMH’s support for K programs. An application must include a strong and credible plan for the candidate’s transition to research independence, including milestones, and evidence of significant institutional commitment to the continued development of the K01 candidate as an independent researcher at the applicant institution. Applicants are expected to plan to apply for independent research support during the later years of their mentored career award. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Institute career development staff (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/research-funding/training/contacts-for-research-training-and-career-development-programs.shtml) before preparing an application to discuss the relevance of the proposed research to the Institute’s current research priorities and for guidance on the proposed research and career development plans.

Salary Support: Up to $90,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

Research Support: Up to $50,000 per year.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Michelle Jones-London
6001 Executive Blvd., Rm 2149, MSC 9535                   Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: (301) 451-7966
Email: jonesmiche@ninds.nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management:
Donna James
Grants Management Branch
6001 Executive Blvd., NSC/Rm. 3249
Bethesda, MD 20892-9537
Phone: (301) 496-9231
Email: jamesd@mail.nih.gov

NINDS Specific Information:

Applicants for support of re-entry into Neurological Sciences may use this PA to resubmit a revision of a previously reviewed application until November 12, 2011. NINDS will NOT accept any new applications for support of re-entry, and will not accept revised K01 applications for re-entry after November 12, 2011.

NINDS supports applicants for re-entry into Neurological Sciences via a re-entry supplement mechanism (http://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/areas/office_of_minority_health_and_research/re-entry_supplements_procedures.htm).

The NINDS uses the K01 support mechanism exclusively for the purpose of promoting diversity in neuroscience research. Applicants for such support should use PAR-09-065.

Please see http://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/postdoc.htm#k01 for additional information.

Salary Support: Up to $85,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

Research Support: Up to $50,000 per year.

National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

David Banks, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.S.W., RN
Program Director, Office of Extramural Programs
National Institute of Nursing Research, NIH
6701 Democracy Blvd., Suite 710
One Democracy Plaza
Bethesda, MD 20892-4870
Telephone: (301) 496-9558
Fax: 301-480-8260 
Email: banksdh@mail.nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management:
Mr. Brian Albertini
Office of Grants and Contracts Management
6701 Democracy Boulevard, Room 710
Bethesda, MD 20892-4870
Phone: (301) 594-6869
Email: AlbertiB@mail.nih.gov

NINR Specific Information:

NINR encourages mentored research scientist development in areas of symptom management, pulmonary, critical care, trauma, reproductive health, end-of-life and palliative care.

NINR limits the length of the K01 award to a 3-year period and generally considers career development applications only from research doctorate prepared applicants who have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in nursing. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Program Director responsible for their research area listed on the NINR website.

NINR also has PAR 05-135 (PAR-05-135) NINR Mentored Research Scientist Development Award for Underrepresented or Disadvantaged Investigators and participates in PA 04-126 Supplement to Promote Re-entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers (PA-04-126)

Additional information about NINR funding mechanisms is available from http://www.nih.gov/ninr/.

Salary Support: Up to $50, 000 plus fringe benefits per year.

Research Support: Up to $20,000 per year.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

Alberto L. Rivera-Rentas, Ph.D.
Program Director
HIV/AIDS, Training, and Special Populations Portfolios
Division of Extramural Research
National  Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Tel: (301) 443-8372
Fax: 301-480-3621
Email: riverara@mail.nih.gov
Financial/Grants Management:
George Tucker, M.B.A.
Chief Grants Management Officer
6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 401, MSC 5475
Bethesda, MD 20892-5475
Phone: (301) 594-9102
Email: gt35v@nih.gov

NCCAM Specific Information:

NCCAM uses the Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) program to support new and junior investigators in supervised career development experiences that lead to research independence. It also supports investigators who need protected time in supervised career development experiences to train in a new field.

  • Salary Support: Up to $75,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
  • Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.
  • Before the application receipt date, investigators are strongly encouraged to discuss their proposed research interest with an NCCAM Program Officer in the specific scientific area and/or intervention that is closely-related to the proposed project to confirm its relevance to NCCAM's mission and research priorities. A list of NCCAM program officials can be found at http://nccam.nih.gov/grants/contact#area
  • Applications should clearly demonstrate that the investigator has the appropriate background and expertise to conduct the proposed research under the mentor(s) guidance and that the mentor(s) is/are fully committed to the project's completion.
  • Applications proposing the use of natural products or devices in an interventional research project should explicitly describe the status of the Investigational New Drug (IND) or Investigational Device Exemption (IDE). Applicants interested in natural products research are encouraged to review NCCAM's Natural Product Integrity Policy.
  • Applicants are strongly encouragedto provide clear evidence that adequate resources are available at the institution for the successful completion of the proposed research project. Applications (particularly those proposing a human research project or proposing additional or new recruitment in conjunction with an existing clinical study) should include explicit statements from the institution and the mentor(s) addressing the following:
    1. Commitment to and support for the development of the applicant as an independent research investigator;
    2. Detailed information about who will provide the necessary resources;
    3. Funding source and amount of additional funding (as needed);
    4. Support staff available and committed to the project;
    5. Allocation of sufficient protected time for the K awardee to conduct the research;
    6. Availability of biostatistical support for the duration of the study - including the planning period; and
    7. A contingency plan (for the institution and mentor) for completion of the study in the event the awardee leaves the institution earlier than the end date of the award.

Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP)

Miguel Contreras, Ph.D.,
Division of Comparative Medicine, ORIP, NIH
6701 Democracy Blvd., Room 952
Bethesda, MD 20892
Telephone: (301) 594-9410
FAX: (301) 480-3819
E-mail: contre1@mail.nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management:
Ruth Rand
Office of Grants Management, NCATS/ORIP, NIH
6701 Democracy Blvd. Rm. 1058
Bethesda , MD 20892
Phone: (301) 480-3777
Email: rr312y@nih.gov

ORIP Specific Information:

ORIP support for the K01 is limited to graduate veterinarians (DVM) only.
For additional information about the ORIP K01 program, see http://dpcpsi.nih.gov/orip/cm/awardk01.aspx.

Salary Support: Up to $75,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

Research Support: Up to $20,000 per year.

Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS)

Dr. Rebecca Costello
Office of Dietary Supplements, NIH
6100 Executive Blvd., Rm. 3B01
Bethesda, MD 20892-7517
Phone: 301-435-3605
FAX: 301-480-1845
Email: costellb@od.nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management:
Tammy Dickinson
6100 Executive Blvd., Rm. 2B03
Bethesda, MD 20892-7517
Phone: 301-402-2911
FAX: 301-480-7660
Email: dickinst@od.nih.gov

ODS Specific Information:

ODS does not receive applications, and does not fund applications directly, but provides funds to other ICs to support areas aligned with the mission of ODS.

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