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Mentored Quantitative Research Development Award (Parent K25 – Independent Clinical Trial Required) (PA-20-197)

PA-20-197
 
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/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 Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Scientific Program Contact:
Wayne C. Wang, Ph.D. (responding for all NHLBI programmatic Divisions)
Phone: (301) 435-0535
Email: wayne.wang2@nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Taryn Cobb
Phone: (301) 827-8025
Email:  cobbt@mail.nih.gov

NHLBI Specific Information:

Please refer to http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/training/index.htm for specific information on NHLBI programs and career development policies.
NHLBI has a 6 year limit of cumulative support on institutional and mentored Ks (e.g., K12 or KL2 plus the K25).

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

Salary Support: Up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $40,000 per year.






 

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) 

Scientific Program Contact:
Shurjo K. Sen, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 827-7028
Email: sensh@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Deanna Ingersoll
Phone: (301) 435-7858
Email: Deanna.Ingersoll@nih.gov
 

NHGRI Specific Information: 
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 applications 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. 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:
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 $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 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 the NIAAA Strategic Plan  Link to Non-U.S. Government Site - Click for Disclaimer ​ Examples include, but are not limited to, research in behavioral, biomedical (basic or clinical), and bioimaging, or bioengineering 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 ​.

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 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 K25 awards only for 3 or 4 years.  Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Dr. Zeynep Erim to determine if their application is appropriate for a K25 award through the NIBIB.
 
Under this FOA, NIBIB accepts applications proposing early-stage clinical trials through Phase I, first-in-human, safety, feasibility or other small clinical trials that inform early-stage technology development. NIBIB will not accept applications proposing Phase II, III, IV or pivotal clinical trials or trials in which the primary outcome is efficacy, effectiveness or a post-market concern. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Dr. Zeynep Erim for guidance in advance of submitting an application that includes human subjects research to ensure their proposed project is in compliance with new 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 accepts.
 
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 $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, 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 $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:

NIDCR supports career development of investigators with quantitative scientific and engineering backgrounds whose research  has thus far not been focused primarily on questions of health and disease in areas that align with the  NIDCR Strategic Plan.
Applicants are expected to provide 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 before preparing an application to discuss eligibility requirements and the alignment of the proposed basic, clinical or behavioral biomedical research to NIDCR dental, oral and craniofacial research priorities.
 
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:
Voula Osganian, M.D., Sc.D., M.P.H
Phone: (301) 594-8876
Voula.osganian@nih.gov

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

Grants Management Contact:
Eunica Haynes
Phone: (301) 827-4018
Email: haynese@mail.nih.gov

NIDDK Specific Information:

The NIDDK wishes to encourage scientists to enter biomedical research areas important to the NIDDK:  diabetes, endocrinology, metabolic diseases, obesity, nutrition, digestive and liver diseases, kidney and urological disorders, and hematologic diseases.  Information on the NIDDK K25 can be found at https://www.niddk.nih.gov/research-funding/process/apply/funding-mechanisms/k-awards/k25
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/training-career-development.

Salary Support: Up to $90,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $40,000 per year.

















 

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Scientific Program Contact:
Albert Avila, PhD
Phone: (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 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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