Grants and Funding
Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (Parent K01) (PA-14-044)
Table of IC-Specific Information, Requirements and Staff Contacts
Release Date: December 19, 2013
Expiration Date: January 8, 2017


NIH Institute or Center Contacts

Institute/Center Specific Information

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Scientific Program Contact:
Lorraine M. Silsbee, M.H.S.
Phone: (301) 435-0709
Email: silsbeeL@nhlbi.nih.gov

Jane D. Scott, ScD, MSN, FAHA
Phone: (301) 435-0535
Email: scottj2@nhlbi.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Renee Livshin
Phone: (301) 435-0174
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.

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)

Scientific Program Contact:
Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI):
Joy Boyer
Email: jb40m@nih.gov

Genomic Sciences:
Tina Gatlin, Ph.D.
Email: christine.gatlin@nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Susan Toy
Phone:  301-443-4935
Email:  toys@mail.nih.gov

NHGRI Specific Information:
In February 2011, NHGRI published Charting a course for genomic medicine from base pairs to bedside.  The paper was an all-encompassing document for the field of genomics.  Based on this document, NHGRI has re-defined the goals for its research and training and career development programs.  NHGRI continues to participate in the K01 in two areas of mentored research:  (1) Ethical, Legal and Social Issues (ELSI) and (2) a restructured program in genomic sciences research. For details, consult Notice NOT-HG-14-018 located at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HG-14-018.html.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Program Directors to discuss their concept for this initiative during the development stages of the application.

Salary Support: Up to the legislative salary cap, annually. Up to Executive Level 1 (FY2014 published amount)
Research Support: Up to $50,000 per year.

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Scientific Program Contact:
Chyren Hunter, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 496-9322
Email: Hunterc@nia.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Ms. Traci Lafferty, NIA
Phone: (301) 496-1472
E-mail: lafferT@nia.nih.gov

NIA Specific Information:

See: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/dea/research-training-and-career-award-support .

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)

Scientific Program Contact:
Lindsey Grandison, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-443-0606
Email: lgrandis@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Judy Fox
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.  Career development  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.

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)

Scientific Program Contact:
Katrin Eichelberg, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-496-0818
Email: ke39x@nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Chernay Mason
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:   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)

Scientific Program Contact:
Amanda Taylor Boyce, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-594-5055
Email: boycea@mail.nih.gov
 
Grants Management Contact:
Yen Thach
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)

Scientific Program Contact:
Zeynep Erim, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 451-4797
Email: erimz@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Florence Turska 
Phone: (301) 451-4782 
Email: turskaf@mail.nih.gov

NIBIB Specific Information:

NIBIB uses the K01 only to support individuals who wish to obtain experience and skills in an area significantly different from their doctoral and/or post-doctoral research focus.  The duration of support can be 3 or 4 years. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Program Director listed on the left to determine if their application is appropriate for a K01 award through the NIBIB.  
More information on this and other NIBIB Career Awards can be found at http://www.nibib.nih.gov/training-careers/junior-investigator.

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)

Scientific Program Contact:
Medical Rehabilitation Medicine
Ralph Nitkin, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 402-4206
Email: rn21e@nih.gov

Child Abuse and Neglect Research
Valerie Maholmes, Ph.D., CAS
Phone: (301)496-1514
Email: maholmev@mail.nih.gov

Population Research
Rosalind B. King, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 435-6986
Email: rk210p@nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Cecilia Bruce
Bryan S. Clark, M.B.A.
Phone: (301) 435-6975
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., Ed.D.), 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)

Scientific Program Contact:
Daniel A. Sklare, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 496-1804
Email: sklared@nidcd.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Mr. Christopher Myers
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)

Scientific Program Contact:
Mimi M. Ghim, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 443-6071
Email: ghimm@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Carol Alderson
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)

Scientific Program Contact:NIMH Training Contacts

Grants Management Contact:
Ms. Rita Sisco
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 Nursing Research (NINR)

Scientific Program Contact:
David Banks, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.S.W., RN
Phone: (301) 496-9558
Email: banksdh@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Mr. Brian Albertini
Phone: (301) 594-6869
Email: AlbertiB@mail.nih.gov

NINR Specific Information:

Scientific Program Contact:
David Banks, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.S.W., RN
Phone: (301) 496-9558
Email: banksdh@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Mr. Brian Albertini
Phone: (301) 594-6869
Email: AlbertiB@mail.nih.gov

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

Scientific Program Contact:
Alberto L. Rivera-Rentas, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 443-8372
Email: riverara@mail.nih.gov
 
Grants Management Contact:
George Tucker, M.B.A.
Phone: (301) 594-9102
Email: gt35v@nih.gov

NCCAM Specific Information:

NCCAM uses the 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.

  • 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 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 encouraged to 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:
    • Detailed information about who will provide the necessary resources;
    • Funding source and amount of additional funding (as needed);
    • Support staff available and committed to the project;
    • Availability of biostatistical support for the duration of the study - including the planning period; and
    • 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.
Salary Support: Up to $75,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.

Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP)

Scientific Program Contact:
Miguel Contreras, Ph.D.,
Phone: (301) 594-9410
E-mail: contre1@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Ruth Rand
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)

Scientific Program Contact:
Dr. Rebecca Costello
Phone: 301-435-3605
Email: costellb@od.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Tammy Dickinson
Phone: 301-402-2911
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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