REVISED NHLBI SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION FOR THE NIH MENTORED CLINICAL 
SCIENTIST DEVELOPMENT AWARD (K08)

RELEASE DATE:  January 29, 2003

NOTICE:  NOT-HL-03-006

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

This notice contains updated eligibility requirements, a link to special 
leave guidelines, and contact information for NHLBI staff to whom one copy of 
the application is to be sent and to contact for answers to questions related 
to programmatic issues.  The information in this NOTICE replaces the 
corresponding information found in the NHLBI SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION TO THE 
NIH MENTORED CLINICAL SCIENTIST DEVELOPMENT AWARD (K08) published as Notice 
HL-00-002 in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts on November 18, 1999 
(http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HL-00-002.html). The 
NHLBI information supplements the NIH MENTORED CLINICAL SCIENTIST DEVELOPMENT 
AWARD PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT (PA-00-003) described in the NIH Guide for Grants 
and Contracts, 10/8/99 (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00
-003.html), with additional information specific to the NHLBI award.  Other 
information in the original NHLBI supplemental instructions remains 
unchanged. 

All information in the NIH Program Announcement pertains to the NHLBI award.  
Prospective applicants should use the NIH Program Announcement (PA-00-03), 
the supplemental NHLBI information, and this document in completing their 
applications.  Applicants should use PA-00-003 on the face page of their 
application to identify that the application is in response to a Program 
announcement.  Consultation with program staff listed below is recommended 
before submitting an application.

REVISED OR NEW ITEMS FOR NHLBI SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

Eligibility:  Candidates must have a health professional doctoral degree, 
such as the M.D., D.O., D.V.M., or equivalent degree, and a professional 
license to practice in the United States.  Documentation of active licensure 
should be included in the application.

Guidelines for Special Leave:  K08 Award recipients may take leave to train 
at another institution, take a leave of absence during the award period, or 
train at a lower level of effort for a longer period of time.  K08 Award 
recipients should review a document describing the Special Leave Guidelines 
for Recipients of Mentored Career Awards at 
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/funding/training/redbook/sl_guide.htm, which 
summarizes NIH and NHLBI policies for these situations.

One copy of the application should be sent to:

Anne Clark, Ph.D.
Chief, Review Branch
Division of Extramural Affairs
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
6701 Rockledge Dr., Room 7214 (MSC 7924)
Bethesda, MD 20892-7924 (20817 for express/courier service)
Telephone:  (301) 435-0270
FAX:  (301) 480-0730
Email:  clarka@nhlbi.nih.gov

Please contact the following NHLBI staff member if you have questions 
regarding programmatic issues:

Lorraine M. Silsbee, M.H.S.
Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
6701 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7934
Bethesda, MD 20892-7934
Telephone:  (301) 435-0709
FAX:  (301) 480-1667
E-mail:  SilsbeeL@nhlbi.nih.gov


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