NIH Guide, Volume 24, Number 18, May 19, 1995

P.T. 34


  Biomedical Research, Multidiscipl 

  Grants Administration/Policy+ 

National Institute of Mental Health

This supplement to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) career

development program announcements (K Awards) is intended to provide

additional information for potential applicants on the unique aspects

of National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) career development

programs.  The NIH program announcements addressed in this supplement

are the following:

o  PA-95-049:  Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01)

o  PA-95-050:  Independent Scientist Award (K02)

o  PA-95-051:  Senior Scientist Award (K05)

o  PA-95-052:  Academic Career Award (K07)

o  PA-95-053:  Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award (K08)

The guidelines and procedures outlined in the NIH program

announcements must be followed closely when an application is being

prepared for submission to the NIMH.  Particular attention should be

paid to the purpose of each award mechanism, its eligibility

requirements, and its review considerations.  The NIMH supports only

the development award of the K07 mechanism, not the leadership award

aspect, and only in selected program areas.  Potential applicants

should contact appropriate NIMH staff for further information.

Supplemental Information for NIMH Applicants

The RESEARCH OBJECTIVES section of each program announcement should

be followed carefully during the preparation of an application.  Note

especially that differences exist among various NIH Institutes

regarding allowable costs.  The unique aspects of NIMH allowable

costs, specifically in the categories of salary (all Ks) and research

development support (K01, K07, K08), or research support (K02, K05),

are listed below.

Salary (all Ks)

The NIMH contribution to the Principal Investigator's salary is

geared to the institutional base salary as follows:

Institutional Base Salary         NIMH Contribution

o  Up to $45,000            100% of institutional base

o  $45,001 to $60,000       $45,000

o  $60,001 and over         75% of institutional base salary, up to


Research Development Support (K01, K07, K08)

The NIMH allows for funds up to $50,000 per year for the expenses

outlined in each program announcement.

Research Support (K02, K05)

The NIMH allows for funds up to $25,000 per year for those

applications from individuals who are engaged in predominantly

theoretical work, such as modeling or computer simulation, as

outlined in each program announcement.


Consultation with NIMH staff is encouraged especially during the

planning phase of the application.  Below are the names of the NIMH

staff who can provide further information:

Henry Khachaturian, Ph.D.

Division of Neuroscience and Behavioral Science

National Institute of Mental Health

5600 Fishers Lane, Room 11-103

Rockville, MD  20857

Telephone:  (301) 443-8033

FAX:  (301) 443-1731



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