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Mentored Quantitative Research Development Award (Parent K25 - Independent Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required) (PA-20-198)

PA-20-198
 
NIH Institute or Center Contacts Institute/Center Specific Information
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Scientific Program Contact:
Sonia B. Jakowlew, Ph.D.
Email: jakowles@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Jason Gill
Email: gilljas@mail.nih.gov




 
NCI Specific Information:
 

The NCI K25 award is aimed at fostering the research careers of scientists with post-doctorate degree training in quantitative science disciplines, including physics, chemistry, mathematics, statistics, economics, computer science, imaging science, and informatics, or engineering, who have little or no training in the biological or biomedical sciences and are now committed to developing research programs in understanding human biology and human disease as it relates to cancer-focused research. Early-stage investigators and established investigators who wish to incorporate cancer-focused research into their quantitative science or engineering projects or reorient their quantitative science or engineering research interests to cancer-focused research and who have not already obtained research project (i.e., R01 or equivalent) grant support for biological or biomedical projects, are eligible for this award.

Individuals with less than three years of post-doctorate degree training experience in quantitative sciences or engineering should consider the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32) (https://www.cancer.gov/grants-training/training/funding/f32) instead.

NCI requires that the K25 applicant identify a mentor whose research is cancer focused.

Salary Support: Up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $50,000 per year.
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
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 $40,000 per year.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Scientific Program Contact:
John Matochik, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-451-7319
Email: jmatochi@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Judy Fox
Phone: (301) 443-4704
Email: jfox@mail.nih.gov
NIAAA Specific Information:

NIAAA sponsors a variety of fellowships and career development programs to ensure the training of highly qualified investigators in alcohol-related research. Training opportunities under this announcement include mentored research in the social, behavioral, biological and mathematical sciences as related to alcohol abuse and alcoholism. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate institute staff prior to preparing an application.

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:
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 and career development awards in research areas relevant to the institute’s scientific objectives.  The general mission of NICHD is to ensure that every person is born healthy and wanted, that women suffer no harmful effects from reproductive processes, and that all children have the chance to achieve their full potential for healthy and productive lives.  In pursuit of these goals, NICHD supports a broad spectrum of research on normal and abnormal human development, including contraception, fertilization, pregnancy, childbirth, prenatal and postnatal development, and childhood development through adolescence.  The mission areas also include research on intellectual and developmental disabilities and rehabilitation medicine.  More detailed information can be found at: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/research/by-nichd/pages/index.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 $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.
Phone: (301) 496-1804
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 K25 program to support individuals with quantitative scientific and engineering backgrounds without sustained involvement in biomedical or behavioral research who wish to focus their research in areas supported by NIDCD.  
  • 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 $80,000 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:

Supports career development of investigators with quantitative scientific and engineering backgrounds outside of biology or medicine who wish to focus their research on basic, clinical or behavioral biomedical research related to dental, oral and craniofacial health.
Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact NIDCR before preparing an application to discuss eligibility, the alignment of the proposed research to NIDCR’s Strategic Plan, and for guidance on the proposed research and career development plans.
 
Applicants are expected to provide evidence that adequate resources are available at the institution for the successful completion of the proposed clinical trial. Detailed information should be provided about who will provide the necessary resources, including descriptions of the funding source and amount of funds (as needed).
 
Individuals who have been supported by an RFA-OD-09-005 (P30) program are not eligible for an NIDCR mentored Career Development 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:
Michele L. Rankin, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 480-3832
Email: NIDA_Training@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 K25 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 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:

Research projects and career development experiences proposed in response to this Announcement will be expected to have a defined impact on the environmental health sciences and be directly responsive to the mission of the NIEHS, which is to discover how the environment affects people in order to promote healthier lives.  Applications from data scientists with backgrounds in computer science, physics, mathematics, statistics, and engineering who are proposing to develop tools and methods for application to environmental health data are encouraged. Ecologic, biomonitoring, biotransformation or biodegradation studies are not considered within the NIEHS mission and are not responsive.  Applications from individuals with backgrounds in chemistry or environmental engineering will only be responsive when the degree and previous research are in the physical sciences.  For further information on the research interests of the Institute, please see:
https://www.niehs.nih.gov/

Salary Support: Up to $75,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $40,000 per year. 
 
 
 

 
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