Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for NCCIH Supplements to NCATS CTSA Programs for Scholars Pursuing Complementary Health Research Career Development (Admin Supp; Clinical Trial Optional)

Notice Number: NOT-AT-18-014

Key Dates

Release Date: July 17, 2018
Estimated Publication Date of Funding Opportunity Announcement: September 01, 2018
First Estimated Application Due Date: December 01, 2018
Earliest Estimated Award Date: May 01, 2019
Earliest Estimated Start Date: May 01, 2019

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National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)


The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) intend to promote a new initiative by publishing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit administrative supplement applications from Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) KL2 Institutional Career Development cores. The administrative supplements are intended to support scholars with doctoral-level clinical complementary and integrative health degrees who wish to obtain commensurate research training.

This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive projects.

The FOA is expected to be published in Fall 2018 with an expected application due date in Winter 2018.

This FOA will utilize the Administrative Supplement activity code. Details of the planned FOA are provided below:

The KL2 Institutional Career Development Core supports research experience and career guidance activities expected to foster high-impact research careers in translational science. The KL2 program provides educational resources and access to research resources offered across the CTSA hub and integrated across multiple departments, schools, and clinical research institutes. The hubs promote a team science approach to research collaboration that includes a range of disciplines (including medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, bioinformatics, and bioengineering). KL2 scholars receive support for a minimum of two years and a maximum of five years. Selected KL2 scholars receive a rich career development experience in a multidisciplinary setting.

The goal of this NCCIH KL2 administrative supplement program is to leverage the CTSA program network to enhance and foster research training, in NCCIH research areas (e.g., pain management), for scholars with clinical complementary and integrative health degrees.

As detailed in the NCCIH Strategic Plan, NCCIH is committed to supporting research training and career development opportunities to increase the number and quality of scientists trained to conduct rigorous, cutting-edge research on complementary and integrative health practices, as well as fostering interdisciplinary collaborations and partnerships. This initiative directly responds to the NACCIH Working Group Report on Clinician-Scientist Workforce Development, and in particular, Recommendation #2: Continue to support a variety of career paths to the goal of clinician-scientist, addressing specific roadblocks in each type of path. As part of this effort, develop innovative approaches to support research training for clinicians with complementary and integrative health degrees.

Research Initiative Details

NCCIH will fund administrative supplements to NCATS KL2 Institutional Career Development cores to support scholars with doctoral clinical complementary and integrative health degrees (i.e., DAOM, DC, DO, DPT, or ND). Program Directors/Principal Investigators of active NCATS KL2 programs will recruit and nominate scholars for NCCIH KL2 administrative supplement awards. The applications are expected to propose:

  • An individualized program of translational science education and career development that leverage the infrastructure support, curriculum, and mentorship expertise of the CTSA program.
  • Mentors required specifically for complementary and integrative health expertise in translational or clinical research should be included, if appropriate for the scholar's research and career goals.
  • The scholars proposed research experience must be integrated with the KL2 career development core, and align with the NCCIH Strategic Plan.

The research experience supported under this FOA is intended to enhance the scholar's transition to an independent research career as a principle investigator or subject matter expert in a collaborative team science approach. In addition, this program is intended to provide a foundation for subsequent grant applications and support for continued research training, or for independent research funding from NIH or other sources.

Funding Information

Estimated Total Funding $660,000
Expected Number of Awards 4
Estimated Award Ceiling $165,000
Primary CFDA Numbers 93.213

Anticipated Eligible Organizations

Public/State Controlled Institution of Higher Education
Private Institution of Higher Education

Applications are not being solicited at this time.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Lanay M. Mudd, PhD
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)