NIH GUIDE, Volume 24, Number 40, November 24, 1995

P.T. 34


  Rehabilitation/Therapy, Physical 

  Biomedical Research, Multidiscipl 

  Grants Administration/Policy+ 

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

This notice provides additional information regarding the Mentored

Research Scientist Development Award (MRSDA) supported by the

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

through the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research

(NCMRR).  This information must be used in conjunction with the

general description of the MRSDA issued in the NIH Guide, PA-95-049,

Volume 24, No. 15, April 28, 1995.


The objectives of the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation

Research in utilizing the Mentored Research Scientist Development

Award are the following:

o  to support individuals who work in rehabilitation-related

professions and have doctoral level research degrees to develop the

technical and investigational skills that will enable them to pursue

independent research careers in the field of medical rehabilitation;

o  to foster the use of state-of-the-art methods to address

significant topics in medical rehabilitation research.


Eligibility for the NCMRR K01 is limited to clinically trained

individuals in rehabilitation-related professions (e.g., P.T., O.T.,

R.N.), who possess a doctoral-level research degree (e.g., Ph.D.,

D.Eng., Ed.D.), and who are committed to developing careers as

independent investigators in medical rehabilitation research.

Applicants may undertake three to five years of advanced study and

supervised research with the goal of developing into independent

investigators.  Individuals who need an intensive research experience

under the guidance of an established scientist and those who, by the

time of award, will have concluded training support under

institutional training grants or individual fellowships from NIH or

other sources are eligible to apply.  Women, minorities, and

individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Current or

past principal investigators on an NIH grant (other than an R03 or

R15) or its equivalent are not eligible.


Applicants must be nominated by an institution on the basis of

qualifications, interests, accomplishments, motivation, and potential

for performing quality research.  Each applicant must identify a

primary mentor who is an accomplished investigator in the research

area proposed and has experience in training new investigators.  A

secondary mentor may also be proposed for guidance in a special area

of expertise, but the primary mentor must continue to be involved

throughout the award period.  Candidates may choose to propose both a

basic research mentor and a clinical research mentor, if appropriate.

An advisory committee composed of the mentor(s) and two or three

other senior faculty members must be identified.  This committee must

meet at least annually with the candidate to review the research

development plan and project, evaluate his or her progress, and

provide guidance for future scientific career development.  A report

from the committee must be included in the annual progress report

submitted as part of the noncompeting continuation application.

The candidate must have a full-time appointment at the applicant

institution.  A minimum of 75 percent effort must be devoted to the

research program.  Individual compensation is based on the

institution's salary scale for individuals at an equivalent

experience level.  Funding from this award for salary may not exceed

$50,000 per year plus commensurate fringe benefits for a full-time

employee with at least 75 percent effort devoted to the research

program.  NIH policy permits supplementation of salary from non-

Federal sources.  A maximum of $15,000 per year may be requested for

research costs such as technical personnel, supplies, small items of

equipment, candidate travel, telecommunications, publication costs,

and tuition for necessary courses.


Recipients of this award are required to submit a detailed annual

progress report during the period of award.  For a period of five

years subsequent to completion of the MRSDA, recipients must also

provide a report describing time devoted to research, academic status

attained, publications, and research support obtained.


In addition to those announced for the trans-NIH MRSDA, specific

review considerations will include the degree to which the career

plans will enable the candidate to pursue a research career in

medical rehabilitation research and the appropriateness of the

advisory committee to meet the research career evaluation needs of

the candidate's program.

Applications for the NICHD/NCMRR K01 will be evaluated for scientific

and technical merit by an NICHD Review Committee, in accordance with

NIH peer review procedure.  Following the initial review,

applications will undergo a second level review by the National

Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council.


Inquiries concerning this notice are encouraged.  The opportunity to

clarify any issues or questions from potential applicants is welcome.

Direct inquiries regarding programmatic issues and requests for

supplemental instructions for completing and submitting the

application to:

Louis A. Quatrano, Ph.D.

National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Executive

Building, Room 2A03

6100 Executive Boulevard, MSC 7510

Bethesda, MD  20892-7510

Telephone:  (301) 402-2242

FAX:  (301) 402-0832


Inquiries regarding financial or policy issues may be directed to:

Diane Watson

Office of Grants and Contracts

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Building

61E, Room 8A01A

Bethesda, MD  20892-7510

Telephone:  (3301z0 596-5001

FAX:  (301) 402-0915



Return to 1995 Index

Return to NIH Guide Main Index

Office of Extramural Research (OER) - Home Page Office of Extramural
Research (OER)
  National Institutes of Health (NIH) - Home Page National Institutes of Health (NIH)
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
  Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Home Page Department of Health
and Human Services (HHS) - Government Made Easy

Note: For help accessing PDF, RTF, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Audio or Video files, see Help Downloading Files.