NINDS POLICY UPDATE FOR CAREER (K) AWARDS

Release Date:  February 6, 2002

NOTICE:  NOT-NS-02-008

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
 (http://www.ninds.nih.gov)

This policy notice replaces the previous notice NOT-NS-02-001 issued on May 9, 
2001 (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-NS-02-001.html).  
Specifically, it revises the research costs limit for the non-competing (Type 5) 
K02 awards.

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) announces a 
change in the allowable salary and research costs for its career award 
mechanisms.  The mechanisms affected are the following 
(see:  http://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/research_training.htm).

o Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01)
o Independent Scientist Award (K02)
o Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award (K08)
o NINDS Career Transition Award (K22)
o Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23)

Effective with career awards funded in FY 2002, all competing (Types 1) 
applications are eligible to request the following higher salary and 
research costs:

o Maximum allowable salary is $85,000.
o Maximum allowable research costs for K01 awards is $35,000.
o Maximum allowable research costs for K02, K08 and K23 awards is $50,000.
o Maximum allowable total direct costs for the extramural phase of the K22 
awards is $150,000; therefore, applicants may request any combination of salary 
(up to $85,000) and research costs up to the maximum allowable direct costs.

All non-competing (Type 5) K01, K08, and K23 awards will continue to receive 
salary and research support under the original terms and conditions of the 
award.  In addition, all non-competing (Type 5) K02 recipients will receive 
$50,000 for research costs.  There will be no change in salary level for 
non-competing K02 awards.

NOTE: The salary limits and research costs for the following career award 
mechanisms will remain the same.  These programs follows separate 
NIH-wide guidelines:

o Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24)
o Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award (K25)

INQUIRIES

Henry Khachaturian, Ph.D.
Research Training and Career Development Officer
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Neuroscience Center, Room 2154 
6001 Executive Boulevard
Bethesda, MD  20892 (Courier Service:  Rockville, MD  20852)
Telephone:  (301) 496-4188
FAX:  (301) 594-5929
Email:  hk11b@nih.gov


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