Notice Number: NOT-AT-11-005
Release Date: July 11, 2011
Effective Date: July 22, 2011
The purpose of this Notice is to inform potential applicants for postdoctoral fellowship applications (F32) (http://grants.nih.gov/training/F_files_nrsa.htm) of a policy and procedure regarding acceptance, peer review, and funding of investigator-initiated clinical trials and studies and to inform postdoctoral fellows funded under the auspices of an institutional training grant of a parallel policy.
Effective July 22, 2011, NCCAM will not accept postdoctoral fellowship applications proposing to conduct new, free-standing clinical trials or studies. Any proposed clinical research in an F32 application must be part of an ongoing clinical trial or program, generally the mentor’s. Fellowship applicants are encouraged to participate in the planning, design, and implementation of the mentor’s ongoing clinical trials and studies in order to gain the training and experience necessary to become independent clinical investigators.Likewise, T32 programs should not allow fellows appointed by the institution to conduct new, free-standing clinical trials or studies. Any clinical research conducted by postdoctoral fellows funded under the auspices of an Institutional Research Training Grant (T32) must be part of an ongoing clinical trial or program, generally the mentor’s
Please direct all inquiries to:
Partap S. Khalsa, DC, PhD, DABCO
Division of Extramural Research
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
National Institutes of Health
6707 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 401
Bethesda, MD 20892-5475
Office: (301) 594-3462
Fax: (301) 480-1587
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