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Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (Parent K08 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (PA-20-203)

PA-20-203
 
Table of IC-Specific Information, Requirements and Staff Contacts
 
Release Date: May 12, 2020
Expiration Date:May 8, 2023
NIH Institute or Center Contacts Institute/Center Specific Information
 

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Scientific Program Contact:
Susan Lim, Ph.D.
Email: lims@mail.nih.gov
 
Sergey Radaev, Ph.D.
Email: sradaev@mail.nih.gov
 
Grants Management Contact:
Jason Gill
Email: gilljas@mail.nih.gov




 

NCI Specific Information:

The NCI K08 award provides support to non-tenured early career stage clinician-scientists who are interested in mentored basic, translational, and/or patient-oriented cancer research. See NOT-CA-17-042 and NOT-CA-17-043 for details.

Eligible candidates must be clinicians who practice in the United States. Candidates are required to devote a minimum of 75% full-time professional effort to the K08 award and to maintain an active clinical license during the K08 award. A copy of active U.S. licensure must be included in the application. 
 
Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Program Director with their NIH biosketch 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 (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/salcap_summary.htm) plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $50,000 per year.
 

National Eye Institute (NEI)

Scientific/Research:
Neeraj Agarwal, Ph.D.             
Phone: (301) 451-2020
Email: agarwalnee@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Karen Robinson-Smith
Phone: (301) 451-2020
Email: karen.robinson.smith@nei.nih.gov  

NEI Specific Information:

NEI has a 6 years limit of cumulative support on institutional and mentored Ks (e.g., K12 or KL2 plus the K08).
 
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.

Salary Support: Up to the current legislative cap, plus fringe benefits, per year. The total salary requested must be based on a full-time, 12 month staff appointment for at least 75% effort.
Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.
 

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Scientific Program Contact:
Lora Reineck, M.D.
Phone: (301) 435-0222
Email:  lora.reineck@nih.gov

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

Melissa Green Parker, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 496-1051
Email: melissa.greenparker@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.

Concurrent Competing Applications: K08 applicants may not hold any other Federal or non-Federal equivalent salary award.

Application Material: NHLBI suggests that K08 applications include biographical sketches of the collaborators and consultants.

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

NHGRI Specific Information:

NHGRI participates in the K08 with a focus on genomic medicine: For details, consult Notice NOT-HG-14-019 located at: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HG-14-019.html.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Program Directors to discuss their concept for this initiative during the development stages of the application.
 
Awardees and their mentors are strongly encouraged to attend at least one annual NHGRI trainee networking meeting while supported on the K08. Travel for the awardee and mentor may be requested.
 
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 https://www.genome.gov/event-calendar/NHGRI-Research-Training-and-Career-Development-Annual-Meeting while supported on the K08.  Travel for the awardee and mentor may be requested up to $1500 each per NHGRI meeting.  

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 $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:
Svetlana Radaeva, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 443-1189
Email: sradaeva@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 and new 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 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,  mathematical sciences, and health services 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 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 the award, the candidate 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​.
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 $100,000 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:

Eligible candidates must have a clinical doctoral degree, current work in biomedical or behavioral research, including translational research, and a professional license to practice in the United States.
 
See https://www.niaid.nih.gov/grants-contracts/career-development-awards for more details on NIAID Career Development Awards.                         

Salary Support: Up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $50,000 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 athttp://www.niams.nih.gov/Funding/Funding_Opportunities/activity_codes.asp.

Salary Support: Up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year for a minimum of 75% effort (with the exception of orthopaedic surgeons, who may devote a minimum of 50% effort).
Research Support: Up to $30,000 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 will fund K08 awards for 3 or 4 years.  Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Program Director listed on the left to determine if their application is appropriate for a K08 award through the NIBIB.

More information on this and other NIBIB Career Awards can be found at http://www.nibib.nih.gov/training-careers/junior-investigator.

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:
Bryan S. Clark, MBA 
Phone: (301) 435-6975
Email: clarkb1@mail.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:
Mr. 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:
Lynn Mertens King, Ph.D.
Phone: 3(01) 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 supports mentored research training and career development of clinicians proposing dental, oral and craniofacial 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 junior faculty level.  The award requires a minimum of 75% full time professional effort for research career development. Dentists may use the award to pursue graduate research training that results in a PhD or equivalent degree.  The remaining 25% full time professional effort may be devoted to clinical activities, including dental specialty training, or other activities complementary to research career development.

Applicants are expected to provide evidence that adequate resources are available at the institution for the successful completion of the proposed research project. Detailed information should be provided about who will provide the necessary resources, including descriptions of the funding source(s) and amount of funds (as needed).
Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact NIDCR before preparing an application 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:
Cindy N. Roy, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 594-805
Email: cindy.roy@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 https://www.niddk.nih.gov/research-funding/process/apply/funding-mechanisms/k-awards/k08. 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.

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 $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.
 
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 a 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 Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

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

Grants Management Contact:  
Ashley Singh
Phone: (984) 287-3323
Email: ashley.singh@nih.gov   

NIEHS Specific Information:

Eligibility:  In addition to the degree requirements in the FOA, candidates must have a professional license to practice in the United States.  Documentation of active licensure should be included in the application.
 
NIEHS limits the cumulative support on institutional and mentored Ks (e.g., K12 or KL2 plus the K08) to six years.
The NIEHS supports research and career development in its mission area, which is to discover how the environment affects people in order to promote healthier lives.  For further information on the research interests of the Institute, please see:
https://www.niehs.nih.gov/

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

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Scientific Program Contact:
Anesthesiology:
Zuzana Justinova, M.D., Ph.D.
Email: Zuzana.justinova@nih.gov

Clinical Pharmacology:
Martha Garcia, Ph.D.
Email:  martha.garcia@nih.gov

Sepsis, Innate Immunity and Inflammation:
Sarah Dunsmore, Ph.D.
Email: dunsmores@nigms.nih.gov

Trauma and Burn Injury:
Xiaoli Zhao, Ph.D.
Email: Xiaoli.zhao.nih.gov

Wound Healing:
Xiaoli Zhao, Ph.D.
Email: Xiaoli.zhao.nih.gov  

Grants Management Contact:
Erica West
Email: weste@nigms.nih.gov




 

NIGMS Specific Information:
 
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) will accept applications for the K08 in the areas of anesthesiology, clinical pharmacology, sepsis, innate immunity and inflammation, trauma and burn injury, and wound healing research. NIGMS offers the K08 award to support the development of academic physicians (or individuals with comparable clinical training) into independent scientists. The candidate must be in a tenure-track or equivalent position at the time of award. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact one of the NIGMS staff listed at left early in the preparation of an application.

Link to the Career Development Awards section of the NIGMS web page:http://www.nigms.nih.gov/Training/CareerDev/.
Additional information on these awards can be found at the NIGMS Web page:http://www.nigms.nih.gov/Training/CareerDev/Pages/MentoredClinicalCareer.aspx.

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




















 

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Scientific Program Contact:
NIMH Training Contacts

Grants Management Contact:
Rebecca Claycamp, MS, CRA
Phone: (301) 443-2811
Email: rclaycam@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 K08 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 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.

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

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
 
Scientific Program Contacts:
Clinical and Health Services Research
Rada Dagher, Ph.D., MPH
Phone: (301) 451-2187
Email: rada.dagher@nih.gov

Community Health and Population Sciences
Dorothy Castille, Ph.D.
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:
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 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:
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. 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 $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $51,000 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
  • 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 $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.

 
 
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