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NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00 - Independent Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required) (PA-20-189)

PA-20-189

Table of IC-Specific Information, Requirements and Staff Contacts
 
Release Date: May 5, 2020
Expiration Date: May 8, 2023

 
NIH Institute or Center Contacts Institute/Center Specific Information
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Scientific Program Contact:
Michael Schmidt, Ph.D
Email: mschmidt@mail.nih.gov

Sergey Radaev, Ph.D
sradaev@mail.nih.gov
 
Grants Management Contact:
Mutema Nyankale
Email: mutema.nyankale@nih.gov
 
NCI Specific Information:

The NCI accepts K99/R00 applications in all areas of cancer research.
Additional NCI-specific information/requirements can be found at: http://www.cancer.gov/grants-training/training/funding/K99
 
NCI does not allow carry-over of unspent funds from the K99 phase into the R00 phase.
 
Salary Support: Up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $30,000 per year.



 
National Eye Institute (NEI) 

Scientific Program Contact:
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 will accept applications for funding that are responsive to programmatic priority areas for research within vision and ophthalmology as detailed in the National Plan for Eye and Vision Research found at www.nei.nih.gov.


Clinical Trials (CT): NEI will only accept “Mechanistic or Minimal Risk CTs” under this FOA.  A mechanistic trial is defined as "A study designed to understand a biological of behavioral process, the pathophysiology of a disease, or the mechanism of action of an intervention.  "Minimal risk" means that the probability and magnitude of harm or discomfort anticipated in the research are not greater in and of themselves than those ordinarily encountered in daily life or during the performance of routine physical or psychological examinations or tests.

Salary Support: NEI will provide salary support commensurate with the applicant institution's salary structure for persons of equivalent qualifications, experience, and rank. 
Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.
National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Scientific Program Contact:
NIA Training Office
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Email: NIAtraining@nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Ms. Jessi Perez, NIA
Phone: 301.402.7739
NIA Specific Information: 

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






 
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) 

Scientific Program Contact:
Changhai Cui
301-443-1678
Changhai.cui@nih.gov
 

Grants Management Contact:
Judy Fox
Phone: (301) 443-4704
Email: jfox@mail.nih.gov
NIAAA-Specific Information
 
NIAAA supports post- doctoral/non-faculty level career development award (K99/R00) to ensure the development of highly qualified investigators in alcohol-related research.  Under this announcement research must focus on NIAAA’s research priorities as described in the NIAAA Strategic Plan. 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.
 
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.
 
Salary Support: Up to $90,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
 
Research Support: Up to $50,000 per year.
Eunice Kennedy ShriverNationalInstitute 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:
Ryan Talesnik  
Phone: (301) 435-6976 
Email: talesnikr@mail.nih.gov
NICHD Specific Information:

NICHD offers research career development awards in areas relevant to 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.
The K99/R00 program is designed for postdoctoral fellows (PhDs, MDs, or other) whose formal research training is nearly complete, and who expect to find a tenure-track or equivalent faculty position within 2 years of receiving the award.  Those whose career development would benefit from further research training should also consider the mentored Career Development Awards offered by NICHD (e.g., K01, K08, K23, K25).   Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to email or call the NICHD Scientific/Research Contact to help choose among these career development award mechanisms, to determine K99/R00 eligibility, and to assess relevance of the proposed project to the NICHD mission. 
Awardees must spend at least one year on the K99 phase of the award.
 
Salary Support: For the K99 phase of the award, NICHD provides salary of up to $75,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) 

Scientific Program Contact:
Alberto L. Rivera-Rentas, Ph.D.
Research Training Officer
Division of Scientific Programs
Phone: (301) 451-3245
Email: riverara@nidcd.nih.gov 

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

NIDCD uses the K99/R00 program to support outstanding senior postdoctoral investigators in NIDCD research areas that are ready to complete their transition to become an independent investigator.
  • 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 $25,000 per year.
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) 

Scientific Program Contact:
Leslie A. Frieden, PhD
Phone: (301) 496-4263
Email: friedenla@mail.nih.gov 

Grants Management Contact:
Dede Rutberg, MBA 
Phone: (301) 594-4798
Email: rutbergd@mail.nih.gov
NIDCR Specific Information:

The NIDCR welcomes applications from postdoctoral scientists seeking to establish an independent research career in research areas relevant to the NIDCR Strategic Plan.

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 NIDCR’s research priorities. 
 
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:

Applicants are encouraged to visit the following Web site to learn more about NIDA research training-related opportunities and resources:http://www.nida.nih.gov/researchtraining/traininghome.html

Salary Support: Up to $90,000 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:
Terri Jarosik
Phone: (301) 443-3858
Email: Theresa.Jarosik@nih.gov











 
NIMH Specific Information:

The NIMH welcomes applications from postdoctoral scientists seeking to establish an independent research career in areas of research supported by the Institute. 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).  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. Applicants are expected to describe a clearly defined path for transition to independence, including milestones, in their applications.  

Awardees are expected to complete at least one full year of mentored training under the K99 phase before transitioning to the R00 phase. Individuals who already have extensive postdoctoral training and expect to transition to an independent position in less than one year may not be appropriate candidates for this program. Prior to commencing the third year of the independent investigator (R00) award phase, NIMH awardees are expected to have submitted an investigator-initiated research grant (R01) application. 

Exceptions to the Four-year Eligibility LimitIn unusual circumstances, exceptions to the 4-year limit may be approved. An exception may be considered when a significant change in fields of study has occurred, such as moving from physical science to life science research, or when a significant break in training has occurred as a result of family responsibilities, medical leave, or military service. Such unique exceptions will be considered on a case by case basis. Investigators are expected to contact NIMH staff to discuss issues regarding eligibility prior to applying and to learn if their circumstance warrants an exception. If approved, a cover letter with the application should include an explanation of the special circumstances that warrant consideration for an exception. The applicant should provide similar information in the career development section of the application.
See http://www.nimh.nih.gov/funding/training/career-development-programs-k-series.shtml for further details about NIMH’s support for K programs.
 
It is recommended that NIMH mentored K applicants proposing clinical trials review the following guidance: (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/funding/training/career-development-programs-k-series.shtml#12).

Salary Support: Up to $75,000 plus fringe benefits per year.  Practicing physician-scientists may be eligible for up to $100,000 salary 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, 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
Deborah E. Linares, Ph.D., MA
Phone:  (301) 402-2516
Email: deborah.linares@nih.gov 

Grants Management Contact:
Priscilla Grant, JD
Phone: (301) 594-5412
Email: pg38h@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 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:
Tijuanna E. DeCoster, MPA, Ph.D.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Phone: 301-496-9231
Email: decostert@ninds.nih.gov
NINDS Specific Information:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Dr. Korn with any questions about eligibility or other questions about the K99/R00 program.  Applicants should consult the NINDS training website for NINDS specific information and instructions: https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Funding/Training-Career-Development/Award/K99R00-NIH-Pathway-Independence-Award

Note: NINDS does not allow carry-over of K99 funds into the R00 period. When the postdoctoral position ends, the K99 terminates. The R00 can begin as early as the start date of the awardee's job, contingent on NINDS receiving the R00 application with sufficient advance notice.

Salary Support: Normally, salary up to $75,000 plus fringe benefits for each K99 year. Practicing clinician-scientists may be eligible for up to $100,000 salary. 
Research Support: Up to $20,000 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:Ron Wertz
Phone: 301-594-2807
Email: wertzr@mail.nih.gov







 
NINR Specific Information:

NINR considers career development applications only from research doctorate-prepared applicants who have a Bachelor's degree or higher in nursing. Applicants should be seeking to establish an independent research career in preventing, delaying the onset, and slowing the progression of disease and disability. This includes finding effective approaches to achieving and sustaining a healthy lifestyle, easing the symptoms of illness, improving quality of life for patients and caregivers, eliminating health disparities, and addressing issues at the end of life. NINR supports basic research relevant to its mission, in order to provide a sound scientific basis for changes in clinical practice. In keeping with the importance of translational research in various settings, NINR's major emphasis is on interdisciplinary research. NINR's research program is guided by four strategies intended to advance science:
  • integrating biology and behavior
  • designing and using new technology
  • developing new tools
  • preparing the next generation of nurse scientists
 
Central to the themes of our research are the important roles that the patient, the family and other caregivers, and the community play in promoting health and managing disease and disability. Science areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, end of life, biobehavioral research, genetics, epigenetics, and incorporation of advanced technology. 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.
 
Salary Support: Up to $50, 000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $20,000 per year.
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) 

Scientific Program Contact:
Lanay Mudd, PhD
Phone: (301) 594-9346
Email: lanay.mudd@nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Shelley Carow
Phone: 301-594-3788 
Email: CarowS@MAIL.NIH.GOV












 
NCCIH Specific Information:

NCCIH uses the K99/R00 program to support outstanding postdoctoral investigators who are seeking to establish an independent career and have the potential to become a future leader in an area of research supported by the Center.
  • The K99 phase may ONLY include observational, basic or mechanistic research projects in areas of NCCIH’s interest and priorities. A mechanistic study is defined as one designed to understand the mechanism of action of an intervention, a biological process, or the pathophysiology of a disease. NCCIH will accept applications that propose a study in the K99 phase with human participants when the primary outcome/endpoint is explicitly mechanistic, rather than a clinical outcome, even if the mechanistic study meets the NIH definition of a clinical trial.
  •  NCCIH will not fund applications proposing a clinical trial to test efficacy or effectiveness in either the K99 or R00 phase. Applicants are encouraged to discuss their proposed scope of work with an NCCIH program officer, and to review resources available at NCCIH’s Clinical Research Toolbox.
  • 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
  • The K99/R00 is appropriate for applicants who are prepared for an accelerated career path, who will be ready to compete for R01 and R01-like grant funding in the next three years. Individuals interested in a longer time frame of mentored research support should consider the K01, K08, or K23.
  • Applications proposing the use of natural products or devices in an interventional research project should explicitly describe the status of the Investigational New Drug (IND) or Investigational Device Exemption (IDE). Applicants interested in natural products research are encouraged to review NCCIH's Natural Product Integrity Policy.
    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: Commensurate with the applicant institution's salary structure for persons of equivalent qualifications, experience, and rank.
Research Support: Up to $20,000 per year in the K99 phase.  
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) 287-3233
Email:
ashley.singh@nih.gov
NIEHS Specific Information:

NIEHS supports research to discover how the environment affects people in order to promote healthier lives, and invites applications from qualified postdoctoral fellows who plan to pursue an independent research career in the environmental health sciences.  The Institute funds a substantial portfolio of research conducted by investigators in many disciplines that span the range from basic mechanistic research to clinical and epidemiologic studies using human subjects.   More information can be found on the NIEHS web site at:  http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/supported/index.cfm 


NIEHS assigns K99/R00 applications to Program Officers across the division based on the scientific focus of the application.  Prospective applicants are also encouraged to contact the Program Officer within their scientific area before submitting the application to determine the relevance of their proposed topic area to NIEHS at: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/funding/grants/contacts/index.cfm

Salary Support: Up to $60,000 plus fringe benefits per year (Practicing physicians may request up to $90,000 per year plus fringe benefits
Research Support:  Up to $20,000 per year.

 
   
 
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