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Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (Parent K08 – Independent Clinical Trial Required) (PA-24-181)

Table of IC-Specific Information, Requirements and Staff Contacts 

NIH Institute or Center ContactsInstitute/Center Specific Information
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Scientific Program Contact:
Sergey Radaev, Ph.D
Email: sradaev@mail.nih.gov
 
Grants Management Contact:
Amy Bartosch
Email: Amy.Bartosch@nih.gov







 
The NCI K08 award provides support and “protected time” to postdoctoral, and non-tenured junior faculty (e.g., Assistant Professor or equivalent) clinician-scientists for intensive mentored research and career development activities in basic, translational, and/or patient-oriented cancer research. See NOT-CA-17-042 and NOT-CA-17-043 for details. The application will not be considered for funding if the PD/PI has already been promoted to Associate Professor or equivalent at the time of award. 

Eligible candidates must be clinicians who practice in the United States. Candidates (other than surgeon-scientists) are required to devote a minimum of 9 person months (75%) full-time professional effort to the K08 award. Candidate must maintain an active clinical license during the K08 award. A copy of active U.S. licensure must be included in the application under “Other Attachments”. 

NCI allows U.S.-licensed surgeon-scientists with active surgical duties to request less than the required 9 person months (75%) full-time professional effort under a K08 career development award. They may not request less than 6 person months (50%) full-time professional effort devoted to research and career development activities. These applicants must provide a justification clearly stating the reason(s) for the reduced (less than 75%) amount of effort in (1) Candidate’s Plan for Career Development/Training Activities During Award Period, (2) Mentor's letter, and (3) Institutional commitment letter. For details, please see NOT-CA-21-054.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Program Director with their NIH biosketch, specific aims, and information on their clinical training and clinical licensure prior to application.
 
Additional NCI-specific information/requirements can be found at: http://www.cancer.gov/grants-training/training/funding/K08.
 
For Diversity Career Development Awards, please see the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) at http://crchd.cancer.gov/diversity/cure-overview.html.
 
Salary Support: Up to the legislative salary cap (/grants/policy/salcap_summary.htm) plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $50,000 per year.
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Scientific Program Contact:
Lanay Mudd, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 594-9346
Email: lanay.mudd@nih.gov 
nccihderinquiries@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Shelley Carow
Phone: (301) 594-3788
Email: carows@mail.nih.gov











 

NCCIH Specific Information:

NCCIH uses the K08 program to support individuals with a clinical/health-professional doctorate in supervised career development experiences in biomedical, behavioral, or translational fields that lead to research independence.

  • Before the application receipt date, investigators are strongly encouraged to discuss their proposed research interest with an NCCIH Program Officer in the specific scientific area and/or intervention that is closely-related to the proposed project to confirm its relevance to NCCIH's mission and research priorities. A list of NCCIH program officials can be found at http://NCCIH.nih.gov/grants/contact#area
  • Applications proposing the use of natural products or devices in an interventional research project should explicitly describe the status of the Investigational New Drug (IND) or Investigational Device Exemption (IDE). Applicants interested in natural products research are encouraged to review NCCIH's Natural Product Integrity Policy.
  • NCCIH will not fund applications proposing a clinical trial to test efficacy or effectiveness through this mechanism. Applicants are encouraged to discuss their proposed scope of work with an NCCIH program officer, and to review resources available at NCCIH’s Clinical Research Toolbox.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to provide clear evidence that adequate resources are available at the institution for the successful completion of the proposed research project. Applications should include explicit statements from the institution and the mentor(s) addressing the following:
    1. Detailed information about who will provide the necessary resources;
    2. Funding source and amount of additional funding (as needed);
    3. Support staff available and committed to the project;
    4. Allocation of sufficient protected time for the K awardee to conduct the research;
    5. Availability of biostatistical support for the duration of the study - including the planning period; and
    6. A contingency plan (for the institution and mentor) for completion of the study in the event the awardee leaves the institution earlier than the end date of the award.

Salary Support: Up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.  

National Eye Institute (NEI)

Scientific Program Contact:

Ed Clayton, Ph.D.
ed.clayton@nih.gov

Neeraj Agarwal, Ph.D.             
agarwalnee@mail.nih.gov

Peer Review Contact:
Brian Hoshaw, Ph.D.
brian.hoshaw@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Karen Robinson Smith
karen.robinson.smith@nei.nih.gov 

 

NEI will accept applications for funding that are responsive to programmatic priority areas for research within vision and ophthalmology as detailed in the (NEI Strategic Plan: Vision for the Future (PDF 22.5 MB).
  
Eligibility:  Eligible candidates must have a health professional doctoral degree, such as the M.D., M.D./PhD; D.O., D.O./PhD; O.D.; O.D./PhD; D.V.M., D.V.M/PhD; or equivalent degree, and a professional clinical license to practice medicine in the United States.  Candidates are required to devote a minimum of 75% full-time professional effort to the K- award.  A copy of active U.S. licensure must be included in the application. Scholars who are ophthalmic surgeons may request between 6 and 9 person-months (50% to 75%) of full-time professional effort conducting research and career development activities. 

NEI has a 6-year limit of cumulative support on institutional and mentored Ks (e.g., K12 or KL2 plus the individual K08). 
  
NEI will only accept Minimal Risk Clinical Trials” under this FOA. "Minimal risk" means that the probability and magnitude of harm or discomfort anticipated in the research are not greater than those ordinarily encountered in daily life or during the performance of routine physical or psychological examinations or tests.  Applications proposing clinical trials with greater than minimal risk will be withdrawn without review. 

Salary Support: Up to the current legislative cap, plus fringe benefits, per year.

Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year, but with sufficient justification can be up to $50,000 per year.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Scientific Program Contact: 
Marisol Espinoza-Pintucci, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 496-1898
Email: marisol.espinoza-pintucci@nih.gov 

Karin F. Lidman, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 435-0535
Email:  fredrikssonk@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Taryn Cobb
Phone: (301) 827-8025
Email:  taryn.cobb@nih.gov
NHLBI Specific Information:

NHLBI has an 8-year limit of cumulative support on institutional and mentored Ks (e.g., K12 or KL2 plus the K08).
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.

Advisory Committee: NHLBI strongly encourages K08 candidates to include an Advisory Committee composed of the candidate's mentor(s) and two or three other senior faculty members.  If the candidate does not propose an Advisory Committee, she/he should document which individuals are available to cover all areas of expertise that are required for the research plan and career development.

NHLBI encourages career development award applications that propose mentored training in data science disciplines, including but not limited to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Healthcare Data Analytics, Public Health Data Analytics, Imaging Analytics, Predictive Analytics, and Bioinformatics, for the creation, management, analysis, and integration of complex, large data sets in support of data-driven discovery in heart, lung, blood, and sleep health and disease. Proposals must meet all other requirements specified in the parent announcement.

Salary Support: Up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

Scientific Program Contact:
Heather  Colley, M.S.
Phone: (301) 480-2332
Email: junkinsh@mail.nih.gov
 
Grants Management Contact:
Deanna Ingersoll
Phone:  (301) 435-7858
Email:  Deanna.Ingersoll@nih.gov

NHGRI Specific Information:

NHGRI supports resources, approaches, and technologies that accelerate genomic research focused on the ethical, legal, and social implications of genomic advances; the structure and biology of genomes; the genomics of disease; the implementation and effectiveness of genomic medicine; computational genomics and data science; and the impact of genomic advances, technology, and implementation on health disparities and health equity. Within these areas, approaches that are comprehensive across the genome or are generalizable across variants, tissues, diseases, or functions may be in scope for NHGRI.

NHGRI recognizes the importance of diversity in the genomic workforce, without which the promise of genomics cannot be fully achieved. All K08 applicants must justify the need for additional training and explain how the training will facilitate their ability to conduct cutting-edge research in the research areas outlined above.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Scientific Program Contact to discuss their concept for this initiative during the development stages of the application.
 
Salary Support: Commensurate with the applicant institution's salary structure for persons of equivalent qualifications, experience, and rank. 
Research Support: Up to $40,000 per year. 
In addition to Research Support, which may be used to travel to scientific conferences, applicants can request additional travel costs of up to $1500 per year to attend the NHGRI Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting while supported on the K01. These additional travel funds cannot be re-budgeted to attend another meeting. 
 

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Scientific Program Contact:
Laura Major, DrPH
Email:  NIAtraining@nih.gov 

Grants Management Contact:
Jessi Perez, NIA
Phone: (301) 402-7739
Email: jessi.perez@nih.gov

 
NIA Specific Information:

See:  https://www.nia.nih.gov/research/training/k08-mentored-clinical-scientist-development-awards

Salary Support: Up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.
 

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) 
 
Scientific Program Contact: 
NIAAA Staff Contact 
  
Grants Management Contact: 
Judy Fox 
Phone: (301) 443-4704 
Email: jfox@mail.nih.gov

Lauren Early 
Phone: (301) 443-2434 
Email: lauren.early@nih.gov

NIAAA Specific Information: 

NIAAA supports faculty level early-stage investigator and new investigator development under this announcement. Applicants are encouraged to refer to the NIAAA Strategic Plan for NIAAA research priorities. Applicants are to comply with the NIH and NIAAA Data Management and Sharing policies, NOT-OD-21-013 and NOT-AA-23-001. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate NIAAA staff contact prior to preparing an application.

  • All applications must include a strong and credible plan for the applicant’s transition to research independence, outlining milestones and providing evidence of significant institutional commitment to the development of the K applicant as an independent researcher at the sponsoring institution.
  • Candidates with less than 4 years of post-doctoral research experience, who are enrolled in the T32 training programs are strongly encouraged to apply for a K99/R00 award.
  • At the time of award, the candidate must have a secured full-time faculty or faculty equivalent appointment in an appropriate research-intensive environment.   

Salary Support: Up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year, commensurate with the applicant institution’s salary structure for persons of equivalent qualifications, experience, and rank. Institutional Base Salary will be verified at the time of award. 
Research Support: Up to $50,000 per year.

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

Scientific Program Contact:
Tina Gatlin, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-480-1608
Email: gatlincl@nih.gov


Grants Management Contact:
Kathryn (Katie) Ellis
Phone: 302-451-4791
Email: kellis@mail.nih.gov






 
NIBIB Specific Information:

NIBIB uses the K08 to support research-oriented clinicians to develop research skills and gain experience in advanced methods and experimental approaches needed to become an independent investigator conducting clinical research in scientific program areas relevant to NIBIB. NIBIB will only support clinicians with active licensure and who are within 10 years of the completion of their residency or fellowship. The duration of support can be 3 or 4 years. 
  
 Before preparing an application, prospective applicants are encouraged to fill out the NIBIB K08/K23 Eligibility Inquiry Form and forward it along with the requested attachments to the Scientific Program Contact in order to verify eligibility, determine if the application is appropriate for a K08 award through NIBIB, and ensure that the application is submitted to the appropriate NOFO. 

More detailed information can be found at https://www.nibib.nih.gov/training-careers/training-opportunities/mentored-clinical-scientist-research-career-development-award-parent-k08

Salary Support: Up to $105,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $40,000 per year.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Scientific Program Contact:
Dennis A. Twombly, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 451-3371
Email:  dtwombly@mail.nih.gov
 
Grants Management Contact: 
Barbara Hodgkins
Phone: (301) 827-5306
Email: barb.hodgkins@nih.gov

NICHD Specific Information:
 
NICHD offers fellowships, training grants, and career development awards in areas relevant NICHD’s mission, including normal and abnormal human development; male and female fertility and infertility; developing and evaluating contraceptive methods; pregnancy and childbirth; prenatal and postnatal development; childhood development and behavior through adolescence;  improving the safety and efficacy of pharmaceuticals for use in pregnant women, infants, and children;  HIV infection and transmission, AIDS, and associated infections; pediatric growth and endocrine research; developmental biology and typical and atypical development; intellectual and developmental disabilities; reproductive biology and medicine; gynecologic health conditions, including pelvic floor disorders; childhood injury and critical illness; population dynamics; and medical rehabilitation.  More detailed information and Program Staff contacts may be found at:  https://www.nichd.nih.gov/about/org/der/branches, and for the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research at: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/about/org/ncmrr/Pages/overview.aspx.

NICHD has a 6 year limit of cumulative support on institutional K awards (e.g., K12, KL2) and individual mentored K awards (e.g., K01, K08, K23, K25).
 
Salary Support: Up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

Scientific Program Contact:
Alberto L. Rivera-Rentas, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 451-3245
Email: riverara@nidcd.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Christopher Myers
Phone: (301) 402-0909
Email: myersc@mail.nih.gov



 

NIDCD Specific Information:
 
NIDCD uses the K08 program to support individuals with a clinical/health-professional doctorate interested in supervised career development experiences in basic clinical research (not in patient-oriented research) that lead to research independence in biomedical, behavioral, or translational fields.

  • Application must demonstrate its contribution to NIDCD and its fit to NIDCD's MissionResearch Priorities, and Strategic Plan.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to provide clear evidence that adequate resources are available at the institution for the successful completion of the proposed research project.
  • Applications should include explicit statements from the institution and the mentor(s) addressing the following:
    • Detailed information about who will provide the necessary resources;
    • Funding source and amount of additional funding (as needed);
    • Support staff available and committed to the project;
    • Availability of biostatistical support for the duration of the study - including the planning period; and
    • A contingency plan (for the institution and mentor) for completion of the study in the event the awardee leaves the institution earlier than the end date of the award. 

Salary Support: Up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits. Non-surgeon scientists must devote a minimum of 75% full time professional effort to research and career development activities associated with the K award. Surgeon-scientists must devote a minimum of 50% full time professional effort to research and career development activities associated with the K award.
Research Support: Up to $50,000 per year.

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

Scientific Program Contact:
NIDCRtraining@nidcr.nih.gov 
 
Grants Management Contact:
Gabriel Hidalgo, M.B.A.
Phone: (301) 827-4630 
Email: gabriel.hidalgo@nih.gov 

 

NIDCR Specific Information:
 
NIDCR supports mentored research training and career development of clinicians proposing dental, oral and craniofacial (DOC) research that aligns with the NIDCR Strategic Plan.

Prospective candidates must have a DDS, DMD, MD or other clinical doctoral degree and be at the postdoctoral or early career faculty level.  The award requires a minimum of 75% full-time professional effort for research training and career development. Dentists may use the award to pursue graduate research training that results in a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree.  The remaining 25% full time professional effort may be devoted to clinical activities, including dental specialty training, or other clinical or teaching activities complementary to research career development.

For the Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (Parent K08 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed), please refer to  NIDCR Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Applications of Data Science in Translational Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research NOT-DE-23-002 calling for a variety of data science-oriented projects focused on developing and using data and data science resources, methods, and tools for dental, oral, and craniofacial (DOC) research. 
 
Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact NIDCR to discuss eligibility, the relevance of the proposed research to NIDCR’s research priorities, and for guidance on the proposed research and career development plans. 
 
Salary Support:  Up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Scientific Program Contact:
Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases:
Lisa M. Spain, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 451-9871
Email: SpainL@niddk.nih.gov

Digestive & Liver Diseases, Nutrition, and Obesity:
David E. Saslowsky, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 594-8876
Email: David.Saslowsky@nih.gov

Kidney and Urologic Diseases:
Tracy L. Rankin, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 594-4748
Email: rankint@mail.nih.gov

Hematologic Disorders:
Terry Rogers Bishop, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 594-7726
Email: BishopT@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Aricia M. Ajose, MPA
Phone: (301) 594-9023
Email: ajosea@mail.nih.gov
NIDDK Specific Information:

The NIDDK wishes to promote the training of physician scientists who, in addition to being excellent clinicians, are excellent researchers. NIDDK limits support to a maximum of 6 years of combined institutional K (K12 or KL2) plus K08 funding. Information on the NIDDK K08 can be found at http://www2.niddk.nih.gov/Funding/TrainingCareerDev/K08.htm. The NIDDK provides further information on all K-award programs on our training and career development web site: http://www2.niddk.nih.gov/Funding/TrainingCareerDev/.

Salary Support: Up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Scientific Program Contact:
Lindsey Friend, Ph.D.
Telephone: (301) 402-1428
Email: NIDA_Training@nida.nih.gov 

Grants Management Contact:
Ericka Wells 
Phone: (301) 827-6705
Email:  ericka.wells@nih.gov
NIDA Specific Information:

Please note that the aggregate total of NIH mentored career award support (both institutional and individual) cannot exceed 6 years. A prospective K08 applicant who was appointed to an institutional K12 award must contact NIDA prior to submitting an individual mentored K application to confirm eligibility. Please contact NIDA_Training@nida.nih.gov for additional details. 

Salary Support: Up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $50,000 per year. Examples include supplies, equipment, technical personnel, travel, and statistical services.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Scientific Program Contact:
Carol Shreffler, Ph.D.
Phone: (984) 287-3322
Email: Shreffl1@niehs.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:   
Lisa A. Edwards
Phone: (984) 287-3258
Email: archer@niehs.nih.gov

NIEHS Specific Information:

Eligibility: This program is intended to support applicants with a clinical doctoral degree (M.D., M.D./PhD; D.O., D.O./PhD; O.D.; O.D./PhD; D.V.M., D.V.M/PhD; or equivalent degree) who are licensed to practice in the United States and are currently devoting time and effort to clinical duties.   Documentation of active licensure should be included in the application for all clinical degrees. The candidate must maintain an active clinical license during the K08 award. Candidates are required to devote a minimum of 9 person months (75%) full-time professional effort to the K08 award.  Exceptions for certain specialties or other special circumstances must be requested in writing to the program contact at least 12 weeks prior to the submission of the application.

NIEHS limits the cumulative support on institutional and mentored Ks (e.g., K12 or KL2 plus the K08) to six years.
The Career Development and Research Plan must be consistent with the research interests of NIEHS. For further information on the research interests of the Institute, please see:  https://www.niehs.nih.gov/.

Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the program official identified in the contact table before preparing an application to discuss eligibility requirements and the relevance of the proposed research to the Institute’s research priorities.

Salary Support: Up to legislated cap, plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $40,000 per year.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Scientific Program Contact:
NIMH Training Contacts

Grants Management Contact:
Terri Jarosik
Phone: (301) 443-3858
Email: Theresa.Jarosik@nih.gov




 
 

NIMH Specific Information:

The NIMH supports a broad spectrum of basic and translational research, including basic neuroscience, human genetics, adult and developmental translational research, services and intervention research, and AIDS-related research (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/organization/nimh-extramural-research-programs.shtml). 

  • Eligibility for the K08 is limited to individuals with no more than 6 years of postdoctoral research experience at the time of application (either the initial or resubmission application). NIMH encourages applicants to limit the requested support to no more than four years. The requested duration of support should be appropriately justified, taking into consideration prior research experience and the proposed mentored career development goals that are essential for developing an independent, NIMH-funded research program. See NOT-MH-22-310 and http://www.nimh.nih.gov/funding/training/career-development-programs-k-series.shtml for further details about NIMH's support for K programs.
  • An application must include a strong and credible plan for the candidate's transition to research independence, including milestones, and evidence of significant institutional commitment to the continued development of the K08 candidate as an independent researcher at the applicant institution. Applicants are expected to plan to apply for independent research support during the later years of their mentored career award.
  • Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Institute career development staff (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/funding/training/contacts-for-research-training-and-career-development-programs.shtml) before preparing an application to discuss the relevance of the proposed research to the Institute's current research priorities and for guidance on the proposed research and career development plans.
  • Candidates (other than neurosurgeons) must devote a minimum of 75% full time professional effort to research and career development activities associated with the K award. Neurosurgeons must devote a minimum of 50% full time professional effort to research and career development activities associated with the K award.

 
Salary Support: Up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $50,000 per year.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Scientific Program Contact:
Stephen Korn, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 496-4188
Email: korns@ninds.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Chief Grants Management Officer
Email: ChiefGrantsManagementOfficer@ninds.nih.gov





 

NINDS Specific Information:

This program is intended to support applicants with a clinical doctoral degree, who are licensed to practice clinically, who are within 5 years of completing their clinical training (which is defined as sequential years of residency training and clinical fellowships). Applicants who are beyond 5 years post clinical training must obtain prior written approval from the Director, Office of Training & Workforce Development to be eligible for this program. NINDS mentored K awards may be for either 4 or 5 years (NINDS will not make K08 awards lasting only 3 years). Please see the NINDS training website for additional NINDS-specific information: https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Funding/Training-Career-Development/Award/K08-Mentored-Clinical-Scientist-Research-Career.

Candidates for the K08 (other than neurosurgeons) must devote a minimum of 75% full time professional effort to research and career development activities associated with the K award. The letter of institutional commitment should include a description of the candidate's non-research responsibilities according to the following: 1/2 day = 10% of the 5-day workweek, 1 month = 8% of the year, time on call for clinical duty is not protected time for research.

Neurosurgeons must devote a minimum of 50% full time professional effort to research and career development activities associated with the K award. The letter of institutional commitment should describe, as above, the specific allocation of time (on a weekly and/or monthly basis) devoted to K award activities and clinical and other non-K award activities.

The allocated research support (see below) includes $1,000 dollars per year to help support attendance at two annual workshops associated with the ANA (American Neurological Association) meeting (neurosurgeons are encouraged to attend the meeting associated with the neurosurgeon K12 (NRCDP) instead). It is intended that K awardees will attend these workshops in the 1st and 4th year of their awards, but if personal conflicts make this impossible, alternatives can be acceptable. However, awardees will not be invited to attend in two consecutive years. If K awardees do not attend twice during the first 4 years of the K award, the research support in the 5th year of the award will be reduced to $46,000.

Salary Support: Up to $125,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $51,000 per year.

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
 
Scientific Program Contacts:
For initial inquiries contact:
NIMHDtraining@nih.gov
  
Grants Management Contact:
Carla Griffith
Phone: (301) 594-8944
Email: carla.griffith@nih.gov
NIMHD Specific Information:

NIMHD supports various mentored career development activities involving research to improve minority health and reduce health disparities, organized around three main Research Interest Areas: Clinical and Health Services Research, Community Health and Population Sciences, and Integrative Biological and Behavioral Sciences. Projects are encouraged to use approaches that encompass multiple domains of influence (e.g., biological, behavioral, socio-cultural, environmental, physical environment, health systems) and multiple levels of influence (e.g., individual, interpersonal, community, societal) to understand and address health disparities. See the NIMHD Research Framework for examples of health determinants of interest. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the program official identified in the contact table before preparing an application to discuss eligibility requirements and the relevance of the proposed research to the Institute’s research priorities.

Salary Support: Up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year. 
Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.

National Library of Medicine (NLM) 
  
Scientific Program Contact: 
For Public Health and Population Health Informatics, Social and Behavioral Science Informatics, Health Disparities and Health Equity related Informatics: 
Meryl Sufian, PhD
Chief Program Officer
Phone: 301-496-4671  
Email: Meryl.Sufian@nih.gov 

For Clinical Informatics: 
Goutham Reddy, MD
Phone: (301) 827-6728
Email: goutham.reddy@nih.gov

For Bioinformatics, Translational Bioinformatics, and Personal Health Informatics: 
Allison Dennis, PhD
Phone: (301) 827-9721
Email: Allison.Dennis@nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Andrea Culhane 
Phone: 301-402-0069
E-mail: andrea.culhane@nih.gov

NLM Specific Information:
 
NLM encourages career development award applications that propose mentored training in data science disciplines, including but not limited to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Healthcare Data Analytics, Public Health Data Analytics, Imaging Analytics, Predictive Analytics, and Bioinformatics, for the creation, management, analysis, and integration of complex, large data sets in support of data-driven biomedical discovery. NLM also encourages career development award applications that propose mentored training in Biomedical and Health Informatics, including but not limited to Clinical Informatics, Personal Health Informatics, and Public Health Informatics.
Proposals must meet all other requirements specified in the parent announcement.
Eligible candidates must have a professional license to practice in the United States. Documentation of active licensure should be included in the application.
 
Advisory Committee: NLM strongly encourages K08 candidates to include an Advisory Committee composed of the candidate's mentor(s) and two or three other senior faculty members.  If the candidate does not propose an Advisory Committee, she/he should document which individuals are available to cover all areas of expertise that are required for the research plan and career development.
 
Concurrent Competing Applications: K08 applicants may not hold any other Federal or non-Federal equivalent salary award.
 
Application Material: NLM suggests that K08 applications include biographical sketches of the collaborators and consultants.
 
Salary Support: Up to $125,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Salary level must be commensurate with the applicant institution's salary structure for persons of equivalent qualifications, experience, and rank.
Research Support: Up to $50,000 per year.

 

NIH Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS)

ODSS program contact: 
Bryan Kim Ph.D.
Email: bryan.kim@nih.gov

Office of Data Science Strategy Specific Information:

 

The NIH Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS) is committed to growing a strong and diverse data science community and ensuring that data science advances in biomedical and health research can benefit all populations. ODSS is interested in supporting Career Development Award projects in data science areas including but not limited to: artificial intelligence, clinical informatics, cloud computing, statistics, computational science, software design and programming, bioinformatics, visualization, machine learning, predictive analytics, supercomputing, modeling and simulation, digital health, data sharing and access, data management, data security and data privacy in human subject’s research, and research ethics and integrity. Applications are strongly encouraged from individuals from diverse backgrounds, including from groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral and social sciences, in alignment with the Notice of NIH’s Interest in Diversity (NOT-OD-20-031).

Office of Research on Women’s Health

Scientific Program Contact: 
Carolyn Bondar, Ph.D. 
Phone: (301) 824-7194 
Email: carolyn.bondar@nih.gov

ORWH Specific Information:

ORWH focuses on advancing research that is relevant to the health of women and supporting women in biomedical careers. Applicants should ensure their proposed work intersects with the goals, objectives, and guiding principles of the trans-NIH Strategic Plan for Women’s Health Research (https://orwh.od.nih.gov/about/trans-nih-strategic-plan-womens-health-research). ORWH does not award grants but co-funds applications and research projects that have received an award from one of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers listed in the announcement. Visit the ORWH website (https://orwh.od.nih.gov/) or contact the appropriate ORWH staff to learn more.