NIAID Career Development Award (K-SERIES) Applications - Clarification of Policy on Support of Clinical Trials

Notice Number: NOT-AI-05-050

Key Dates
Release Date: July 8, 2005

Issued by
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), (

The purpose of this Notice is to inform potential applicants for K-series award of changes in NIAID policies and procedures for the acceptance, peer review, and funding of investigator-initiated clinical trials.

NIAID will not accept K-series applications proposing to conduct new free-standing clinical trials. Career development awardees are encouraged to participate in the planning, design, and implementation of ongoing clinical trials being conducted at the awardee institution to gain the training and experience needed to become independent clinical investigators.

This change is consistent with the recently announced NIAID policy on the support of investigator-initiated clinical trials:


For further information, contact:

Milton J. Hernandez, Ph.D.
Office of Special Populations and Research Training
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Room 2101
6700B Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892-7620
Telephone: 301-496-3775
FAX: 301-496-8729

Cindy McDermott
Grants Management Branch
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH
6700B Rockledge Drive, Room 2119, MSC 7614
Bethesda, MD  20892-7614
Phone: 301-594-7456
FAX: 301-480-3780

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