Academic Career Award (Parent K07) (PA-11-192)
Table of IC-Specific Information, Requirements and Staff Contacts
Release Date: April 8, 2011
Expiration Date: September 8, 2014

NIH Institute or Center Contacts

Institute/Center Specific Information

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Chyren Hunter, Ph.D.
Division of Extramural Activities
National Institute on Aging
7201 Wisconsin Avenue, Room 2C218, MSC 9205
Bethesda, MD 20892-9205
Telephone: (301) 496-9322
FAX: (301) 402-0528

Financial/Grants Management:
Ms. Traci Lafferty, NIA
7201 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 2N-212
Bethesda, MD. 20892
Telephone: (301) 496-1472
FAX: (301) 402-3672

NIA Specific Information:

NIA does NOT support Developmental K07 awards, but supports Leadership K07 awards.  For additional information, go to:

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)

Michael Hilton, Ph.D.
Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research
5635 Fishers Lane
Bethesda, MD 20892-9304
Phone: 301-402- 9402

Financial/Grants Management:
Judy Fox
Chief, Grants Management Branch
5635 Fishers Lane, Room 3023
Bethesda , MD 20892-9304
Phone: (301) 443-4704

NIAAA Specific Information:

NIAAA sponsors a variety of fellowships and career development programs to ensure the training of highly qualified new 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.  For more information see ; and NOT-AA-10-005, Notice of Change in NIAAA Policy on K Award Support (

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

Research Support: Up to $50,000 per year.

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Alberto L. Rivera-Rentas, Ph.D.
Program Director
HIV/AIDS, Training, and Special Populations Portfolios
Division of Extramural Research
National  Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Tel: (301) 443-8372
Fax: 301-480-3621

Financial/Grants Management:
George Tucker, M.B.A.
Chief Grants Management Officer
6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 401, MSC 5475
Bethesda, MD 20892-5475
Phone: (301) 594-9102

NCCIH Specific Information:

NCCIH supports both the Developmental and the Leadership components of the Academic Career Award (K07) program. The Developmental component supports individuals interested in mentored research-training in basic or clinical biomedical research with an educational curricular development component. The Leadership component supports established independent investigators interested in improving curricula and enhancing the institutional health-related research capacity.

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

  • Applications should clearly demonstrate that the investigator has the appropriate background and expertise to conduct the proposed research under the mentor(s) guidance and that the mentor(s) is/are fully committed to the project’s completion.

  • 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.

  • Applicants are strongly encouragedto provide clear evidence that adequate resources are available at the institution for the successful completion of the proposed research project. Applications (particularly those proposing a human research project or proposing additional or new recruitment in conjunction with an existing clinical study) should include explicit statements from the institution and the mentor(s) addressing the following:

    1. Commitment to and support for the development of the applicant as an independent research investigator;
    2. Detailed information about who will provide the necessary resources;
    3. Funding source and amount of additional funding (as needed);
    4. Support staff available and committed to the project;
    5. Allocation of sufficient protected time for the K awardee to conduct the research;
    6. Availability of biostatistical support for the duration of the study - including the planning period; and
    7. 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.

Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS)

Dr. Rebecca Costello
Office of Dietary Supplements, NIH
6100 Executive Blvd., Rm. 3B01
Bethesda, MD 20892-7517
Phone: 301-435-3605
FAX: 301-480-1845

Financial/Grants Management:
Tammy Dickinson
6100 Executive Blvd., Rm. 2B03
Bethesda, MD 20892-7517
Phone: 301-402-2911
FAX: 301-480-7660

ODS Specific Information:

ODS does not receive applications, and does not fund applications directly, but provides funds to other ICs to support areas aligned with the mission of ODS.

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