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Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (Parent K01 - Independent Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required) (PA-20-191)

PA-20-191

Table of IC-Specific Information, Requirements and Staff Contacts
 
Release Date: May 7, 2020
Expiration Date: May 8, 2023
 
NIH Institute or Center Contacts
 

Institute or Center Specific Information
 

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Scientific Program Contact:
Shahrooz  Vahedi, Ph.D..
Phone:  (301) 496-9322
Email: Shahrooz.vahedi@nih.gov

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

 

NIA Specific Information:

See: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/dea/research-training-and-career-award-support .

Salary Support: Up to 75,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $20,000 per year.







 

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Scientific Program Contact:
Benjamin Xu, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 443-6545
Email: benxu1@mail.nih.gov
 
Grants Management Contact:
Judy Fox
Phone: (301) 443-4704
Email: jfox@mail.nih.gov 




 


 

 

 


 

 

NIAAA-Specific Information:

NIAAA supports faculty level early stage investigators through career development awards by providing protected time and mentoring in an environment where they can develop the skills and expertise for independent research. Under this announcement mentored research must focus on NIAAA’s research priorities as described in the NIAAA Strategic Plan  Link to Non-U.S. Government Site - Click for Disclaimer ​ Examples, include but are not limited to research in social, behavioral, biological and mathematical sciences as related to alcohol use disorder and alcoholism. 

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. 

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 K01 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 submission,  candidates must have less than 10 years post-doctoral research experience, and AT THE TIME OF AWARD must have a secured full time faculty or faculty equivalent appointment in an appropriate research-intensive environment.
The application must also provide a document on institutional letterhead that describes its commitment to the candidate and the candidate's career development, independent of the receipt of the K award.  It is also essential to document the institution's commitment to the retention, development, and advancement of the candidate during the period of the award. For additional information about NIH requirements for the institution’s commitment letter, applicants are referred to G.410 - PHS 398 Career Development Award Supplemental Form  instructions under Institutional Commitment to Candidate's Research Career Development.

Applications that include human subject research must comply with NIAAA policy on providing plans for submitting grant-related human subjects data to a NIAAA-sponsored data repository, the NIAAA Data Archive (NIAAA DA ), as described in NOT- AA- 19- 020.
To help you decide which award best suits your needs, as well as additional guidance on application specifics, see Research Training and Career Development/Training Opportunities by Grant Mechanism  Link to Non-U.S. Government Site - Click for Disclaimer ​.

Salary Support: Up to $90,000 plus fringe benefits per year. A minimum of 75% effort must be devoted to the career award.
Research Support: Up to $50,000 per year.



 
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Scientific Program Contacts:
Medical Rehabilitation Medicine
Ralph Nitkin, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 402-4206
Email: rn21e@nih.gov

Child Abuse and Neglect Research
Valerie Maholmes, Ph.D., CAS
Phone: (301) 496-1514
Email: maholmev@mail.nih.gov

Population Research
Regina M. Bures, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 496-9485
Email: regina.bures@nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Bryan S. Clark, M.B.A.
Phone: (301) 435-6975
Email: clarkb1@mail.nih.gov

 

NICHD Specific Information:

The NICHD accepts K01 applications for only three specific research areas: Medical Rehabilitation Research, Child Abuse and Neglect, and Population Research.  Applications that are not in these areas will be withdrawn.
 
Medical Rehabilitation Research: Applicants must have clinical training in a rehabilitation-related profession (e.g., P.T., O.T., R.N., or Speech and Language pathologist), possess a doctoral level degree (e.g., Ph.D., D.Eng., Ed.D.), and be committed to a career as an independent investigator in medical rehabilitation.

Child Abuse and Neglect: Applicants must be committed to developing careers as independent investigators in child abuse and neglect research.

Population Research: Population research is defined as demographic, behavioral, and social scientific research on fertility, family and household structures, mortality and morbidity, migration, immigration, population and the environment, and population distribution and characteristics. NICHD supports research that addresses the intersection of demographic processes and health, examines health from a population perspective, and/or integrates demographic or social scientific approaches to understanding health with behavioral or biomedical approaches.  The K01 award in Population Research is intended to provide mentored training experiences for: 

  1. Investigators in demography or other areas of population research who require additional technical and scientific inquiry skills in order to launch independent research careers;
  2. Investigators in demography or population research who seek research experience in different disciplines (e.g., anthropology, geography, biological sciences, epidemiology, public health, medicine);
  3. Investigators in other disciplines (e.g., anthropology, geography, biological sciences, epidemiology, public health, medicine) who propose new training in demography or population research.

The K01 program in Population Research generally is limited to individuals at the Assistant Professor level.  However, recent Associate Professors in the latter two categories are also eligible, as are Associate Professors who initially applied as Assistant Professors and are submitting a revised application (resubmission). For further details on the Population Research K01, see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HD-07-010.html.
 
All K01 applicants must justify the need for additional training and explain how the training will facilitate their ability to conduct cutting-edge research in rehabilitation medicine, child abuse/neglect, or population science. NICHD has a 6-year limit of cumulative support on institutional and individual mentored Ks.

Salary Support: Up to $75,000 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.
Research Training Officer
Division of Scientific Programs
Phone: (301) 451-3245
Email: riverara@nidcd.nih.gov

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

NIDCD Specific Information: 

NIDCD uses the K01 program to support new and junior basic research investigators in supervised career development experiences through a formal structured program to enhance the skill sets of the applicant by mentor(s) with established research lines and expertise in the field or technique that the applicant intends to develop or acquire; and a research project based on preliminary data that fits the applicant career development level and serves to incorporate the skills or technique he/she aims to acquire in the career development plan. NIDCD also uses the program to support investigators who need protected time in supervised career development experiences to train in a new field.

  • 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 $75,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $30,000 per year.


 

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

Scientific Program Contact:
Lynn Mertens King, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 594-5006
Email: lynn.king@nih.gov
 
Grants Management Contact:
Dede Rutberg, MBA
Grants Management Branch
Phone: (301) 594-4798
Email: rutbergd@mail.nih.gov







 

 

 


 
 


NIDCR Specific Information: 

NIDCR uses the K01 to support re-entry of individuals into the dental, oral and craniofacial research workforce whose active careers have been interrupted by family responsibilities or other qualifying circumstances.
 
Candidates must have a research or health professional doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D., D.D.S., D.M.D, M.D. or equivalent) and must have been in a postdoctoral or faculty position and actively involved in dental, oral or craniofacial research at the time of career interruption.
 
Eligibility Circumstances: In general, the duration of the career interruption should be at least one year and no more than eight years. Examples of qualifying interruptions would include a complete or partial hiatus from research activities for child rearing; an incapacitating illness or injury of the candidate, spouse, partner, or a member of the immediate family; relocation to accommodate a spouse, partner, or other close family member; pursuit of non-research endeavors that would permit earlier retirement of debt incurred in obtaining a doctoral degree; and military service. The candidate should be within two years of a complete or partial hiatus from research activities at the time of application.
 
Biographical Sketch: The personal statement of the candidate’s biographical sketch should address: research objectives and career goals directly related to the mission of the NIDCR; research experience prior to onset of hiatus; length of hiatus, whether complete or partial, and reason for career hiatus; a description of how the candidate has kept current or attempted to keep current in her/his field, and identification of any steps already taken toward re-entry (if any, such as research activities, attending scientific meetings).
 
Individuals who do not have an independent research plan to propose for this K01 re-entry program, should consider support under the NIH Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers.
 
Please see NOT-DE-16-001 for notice of NIDCR K01 participation. The candidate's academic background, previous experience, and career goals should determine both the length and content of a K01 career development program.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to provide clear evidence that adequate resources are available at the institution for the successful completion of the proposed clinical trial. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact NIDCR to determine eligibility for the NIDCR K01 re-entry award.
 
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:
Albert Avila, Ph.D.
Telephone: (301) 496-8804
Email: aavila@nida.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Carol Alderson
Phone: (301) 827-6685
Email: ca10h@nih.gov


 

NIDA Specific Information:

Salary Support: Up to $90,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $50,000 per year. Examples include supplies, equipment, technical personnel, travel, and statistical services.
 
Please note that the aggregate total of NIH mentored career award support (both institutional and individual) cannot exceed 6 years.  A prospective K01 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.







 

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) 

Scientific Program Contact: NIMH Training Contacts

Grants Management Contact:
Ms. Rita Sisco
Phone: (301) 443-2805
Email: siscor@mail.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 K01 is limited to individuals with no more than 6 years of postdoctoral experience at the time of application (either the initial or resubmission application). The NIMH will generally limit support to no more than 4 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-13-001 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 K01 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.
  • It is recommended that NIMH mentored K applicants proposing clinical trials review the following guidance: (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/funding/training/career-development-programs-k-series.shtml#12).
  • 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.
Salary Support: Up to $90,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $50,000 per year. 



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National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) 

Scientific Program Contact:
David Banks, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.S.W., RN
Phone: (301) 496-9558
Email: banksdh@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Randi Freundlich, RD
Phone: (301) 594-5974
Email: freundlichr@mail.nih.gov



 


NINR Specific Information:

NINR encourages mentored patient-oriented research in the areas of symptom management, pulmonary, critical care, trauma, reproductive health, genetics, epigenetics, behavioral research, incorporation of advanced technology and end-of-life and palliative care. As our science grows, NINR is focusing on ways to stimulate its future development by incorporating new tools and analytical approaches such as informatics and meta-analyses. The role of interdisciplinary research teams is a priority and will continue to increase. The Institute is committed to training new investigators, with attention to the areas of greatest need and to strategies for encouraging young investigators and members of groups underrepresented in science.

NINR limits the length of the K01 award to a 3-year period and generally considers career development applications only from research doctorate-prepared applicants who have a Bachelor's degree or higher in nursing. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Program Director responsible for their research area listed on the NINR website.

Additional information about NINR funding mechanisms is available from http://www.ninr.nih.gov/.
 
Salary Support: Up to $50,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $20,000 per year.



 

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Scientific Program Contact:
Lanay Mudd, PhD
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 K01 program to support new and junior investigators in supervised career development experiences that lead to research independence. It also supports investigators who need protected time in supervised career development experiences to train in a new field.

  • 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 https://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:
    • 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;
    • Allocation of sufficient protected time for the K awardee to conduct the research;
    • 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.
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Salary Support: Up to $75,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.  

 






























































 
 
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