Skip to main content

You are here

Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (Parent K01 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (PA-20-190)

PA-20-190
 
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 Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Scientific Program Contact:
Lawrence J. Fine M.D.
Phone: (301) 435-0305
Email: lf128x@nih.gov

Sean Coady, MA
Phone: (301) 435-1289
Email: coadys@nhlbi.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Laurel Katherine Kennedy
Phone: (301) 827-4777
Email: laurel.kennedy@nih.gov




 

NHLBI Specific Information:

The NHLBI only uses the K01 for highly innovative research in humans only in the following areas: 

  • Epidemiological research that elucidates the mechanisms, etiology, pathogenesis, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases and sleep disorders.
  • Biostatistics research leading to the development of innovative methods for designing studies and analyzing data in clinical and population-based research. This may include clinical trials and epidemiologic, genomic, proteomic, or metabolomic studies in heart, lung, blood diseases and sleep disorders.
  • Outcomes research involving the comparison of screening, diagnostic, preventive or treatment strategies for heart, lung, blood diseases and sleep disorders.
  • Implementation (T4 translation) research that addresses strategies for sustained adoption of proven, effective interventions in communities, health systems, clinicians, patients and families for heart, lung, and blood diseases and sleep disorders.
  • State of the art research studies reflected above that use large data sources and electronic health records are encouraged.
  • 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.

NHLBI has a 6-year limit of cumulative support on institutional and mentored Ks (e.g., K12 or KL2 plus the K01).
 
The NHLBI does not support Re-Entry research applications through the K01 mechanism. Re-Entry opportunities are available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/research/training/programs/postdoc/re-entry-admin-supplement
 
Salary Support: Up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year. Please see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HL-16-309.html.
Research Support: Up to $30,000 per year.

 

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

Scientific Program Contact:

Luis A. Cubano, Ph.D.
National Human Genome Research Institute
Phone: (301)480-3435
Email: luis.cubano@nih.gov
 
Grants Management Contact:
Deanna Ingersoll
Phone:  (301) 435-7858
Email:  Deanna.Ingersoll@nih.gov
 

NHGRI Specific Information:

NHGRI participates in the K01 in two areas of mentored research: (1) Ethical, Legal and Social Issues (ELSI) and (2) genomic sciences research. For details, consult Notice NOT-HG-14-018 located at: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HG-14-018.html.
Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Program Directors 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, awardees and their mentors are strongly encouraged to attend at least one NHGRI Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting while supported on the K01.  Travel for the awardee and mentor may be requested up to $1500 each per NHGRI meeting.



 

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Scientific Program Contact:

NIA Training Office
Email: NIAtraining@nih.gov 

Grants Management Contact:
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) 442-6545
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.
 

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Scientific Program Contact:

AITrainingHelpDesk@niaid.nih.gov
 
Grants Management Contact:
Tamia Powell
Phone:   (240) 669-2982   
Email: tamia.powell@nih.gov
 

NIAID Specific Information:

NIAID ONLY uses the K01 for the fields epidemiology and data science which includes but is not limited to computational modeling, bioinformatics, big data and advanced statistical analyses in the prevention, treatment, discovery, prediction or forecasting of infectious, immunologic and/or allergic diseases. A predominance of the specific aims proposed must be in one or more of these research area(s). See NIH Guide NOT-AI-19-061
                                                                      
See https://www.niaid.nih.gov/grants-contracts/career-development-awards for more details on NIAID Career Development Awards.

Salary Support: Up to $75,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.

 

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

Scientific Program Contact:

Amanda Taylor Boyce, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 594-5055
Email: boycea@mail.nih.gov
 
Grants Management Contact:
Yen Thach
Phone: (301) 594-3505
Email: thachy@mail.nih.gov
 

NIAMS Specific Information:

Information about NIAMS funding mechanisms is available at http://www.niams.nih.gov/Funding/Funding_Opportunities/activity_codes.asp.

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







 

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

Scientific Program Contact:
Joan Greve, PhD.
Phone: (301) 451-6649
Email: joan.greve@nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Florence Turska 
Phone: (301) 451-4782 
Email: turskaf@mail.nih.gov


 

NIBIB Specific Information:

NIBIB uses the K01 only to support individuals who wish to obtain experience and skills in an area significantly different from their doctoral and/or post-doctoral research focus. NIBIB will only support individuals who are within 10 years of the completion of their PhD. The duration of support can be 3 or 4 years.

Before preparing an  application, prospective applicants are encouraged to fill out the NIBIB K01 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 K01 award through NIBIB, and ensure that the application is submitted to the appropriate FOA.

Applicants whose applications include human subjects research are especially encouraged to contact the NIBIB Scientific Program Contact for guidance in advance of submitting an application, to ensure their proposed project is in compliance with NIH human subjects research and clinical trials’ policies (https://grants.nih.gov/policy/clinical-trials.htm) and consistent with the types of clinical trial applications that NIBIB supports.

More information on this and other NIBIB Career Awards can be found here.

Salary Support: Up to $90,000 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:

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.
 
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:
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 Mission, Research 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
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.
 
  • 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 research project. 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 of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Scientific Program Contacts:

Tracy L. Rankin, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases
Telephone: 301-594-4748
Email: rankint@nih.gov

David Saslowsky, Ph.D.
Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
Telephone: 301-594-8876
Email: david.saslowsky@nih.gov

Lisa Spain, Ph.D.
Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases
Telephone: 301-451-9871
Email: lisa.spain@nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Jill Bradshaw
Telephone: (301) 827-1230 
Email: jill.bradshaw@nih.gov 












 
NIDDK Specific Information:

The purpose of the NIDDK K01 award is to provide an intensive, supervised, research and career development experience for nonclinical, doctoral researchers as they transition to independent research careers.  NIDDK encourages K01 applications in all areas of research supported by the NIDDK (see below). NIDDK limits support to a maximum of 6 years of combined institutional K (K12 or KL2) plus K01 funding.  Information on the NIDDK K01 can be found at https://www.niddk.nih.gov/research-funding/process/apply/funding-mechanisms/k-awards/k01. The NIDDK provides further information on all K-award programs on our training and career development web site: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/research-funding/process/apply/funding-mechanisms/k-awards.
NIDDK has a major interest in diabetes and its complications, but research on most organ-specific diabetes complications, with the exception of diabetic nephropathy, is within the mission of other NIH ICs.  For example, research on diabetic retinopathy is not within NIDDK’s mission interests. Research on cardiovascular disease, cardiomyopathy, cardiac autonomic neuropathy, hypertension or dyslipidemia are also not within NIDDK’s mission interests. Research on endocrine cancers and research focusing on the primary prevention or treatment of gestational diabetes directed at the immediate pregnancy outcomes of women or their newborns are not within NIDDK’s mission interest. Reproductive endocrinology is not within the mission of NIDDK and studies on this topic will not be supported.

NIDDK has a major interest in obesity research, but research on obesity-related endpoints outside of the mission of NIDDK should be submitted to other NIH ICs.  For example, research on the pathogenesis, prevention, or treatment of obesity-related cardiovascular disease, hypertension, asthma, or heart failure is not within NIDDK’s mission interest.  Research on obesity-related musculoskeletal disorders and research on use and abuse of alcohol after bariatric surgery is not within NIDDK’s mission interest.  NIDDK is also interested in nutrition studies that aim to treat diseases within the mission of NIDDK or improve health.

NIDDK is interested in research studies with translational potential and clinically meaningful endpoints for diseases of the alimentary tract, liver, and pancreas.  Studies on cancer progression and outcomes are not within NIDDK’s mission interest.

NIDDK is also interested in supporting research studies leading to the identification and evaluation of possible treatments to prevent the development and progression of kidney diseases and benign urological conditions.  Trials focused solely on non-renal outcomes and endpoints in populations with kidney disease are not supported by the NIDDK and should be submitted to the appropriate IC.  Studies involving malignant diseases of the kidney and urologic organs are also not within the NIDDK’s mission interest.

NIDDK supports research studies investigating (1) hematopoietic stem cell biology and myeloid fate determinants, (2) erythroid cell biology and erythropoiesis, (3) the molecular biology of heme and hemoglobin, (4) acquired and congenital disorders of red blood cell production and survival leading to chronic anemia or bone marrow failure, (5) the uptake, utilization, storage, and transport of iron in health and disease, (6) myeloid cell biology and myelopoiesis. Research applications directed at understanding hematologic malignancies and their pathogenesis or management are not within the scope of the NIDDK Hematology program.

Applicants for the K01 (new and resubmission) at NIDDK must have:
  • a research-based doctorate (usually a Ph.D.) or comparable nonclinical doctoral degree. Individuals who have a clinical doctorate from another country and are not board-eligible in the United States are eligible for the K01
  • completed at least 2 years, but no more than 7 years, of postdoctoral research training

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact NIDDK program staff to discuss relevance of the proposed studies to NIDDK's research interests and appropriateness of the K01 for accomplishing their overall career development goals; providing Specific Aims and current NIH biosketches for yourself and your proposed primary mentor will expedite this process.

Salary Support: Up to $90,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.

K01 awardees are strongly encouraged to attend the NIDDK K Awardees’ Workshop while supported on the K01 (one-time attendance for this biennial meeting).  Up to $1500 will be provided for K01 awardees to attend this meeting (in addition to the above-listed Research Support).
 

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:
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 research experience with 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.
 

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 Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

Scientific Program Contacts:

Clinical and Health Services Research
Rada Dagher, PhD, MPH
Phone: (301) 451-2187
Email: rada.dagher@nih.gov

Community Health and Population Sciences
Dorothy Castille, PhD
Phone: (301) 594-9411
Email:dorothy.castille@nih.gov

Integrative Biological and Behavioral Sciences
Nadra Tyus, DrPH, MPH
Phone: (301) 594-8758
Email: nadra.tyus@nih.gov
 
Grants Management Contact:
Janet Mfon
Phone: (301) 594-8427
Email: janet.mfon@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 $75,000 plus fringe benefits per year. 
Research Support: Up to $25,000 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 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
  • Applicants interested in natural products research are encouraged to review NCCIH's Natural Product Integrity Policy.
  • 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.

 
Salary Support: Up to $75,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.

 

Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP)

Scientific Program Contact:

Bruce Fuchs, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 402-5225
E-mail: bruce.fuchs@nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Stephanie Blackford
Phone: (301) 402-6737
Email:  stephanie.page@nih.gov
 

ORIP Specific Information:

For investigator-initiated applications submitted in response to the parent funding opportunity announcement ("Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (Parent K01)," PA-18-369), ORIP support is limited to graduate veterinarians (DVMs, VMDs, and equivalents) only. Once a K01 has been obtained, the awardee is permitted, and actively encouraged, to apply for additional research grants anytime during the tenure of their K award. For additional ORIP specific information see https://orip.nih.gov/orip-serca-guidelines.

Salary Support: Up to $75,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $20,000 per year. From time to time, ORIP may also support specific funding opportunity announcements involving the K01 grant mechanism. In these cases, limitations in regard to degree status and/or financial support are stated in the specific announcement



 

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.

 

This page last updated on November 13, 2020
Technical Issues: E-mail OER Webmaster