Notice to Change Locus of Review for NIDA’s Career Development (K) Award Applications

Notice Number: NOT-DA-12-005

Key Dates

Release Date: December 14, 2011

Issued by

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)


NIDA is in the process of transitioning the review of all of its Career Development award applications (with the exception of K12 and K99/R00 applications) to the Center for Scientific Review (CSR). The following Career Development award applications will be affected by this change in locus of review:

  • K01 Mentored research scientist development award
  • K02 Independent scientist award
  • K05 Senior scientist research and mentorship award
  • K08 Mentored clinical scientist research career development award
  • K23 Mentored patient-oriented research career development award
  • K24 Midcareer investigator in patient-oriented research award
  • K25 Mentored quantitative research development award

The first applications to transition to CSR review will be new applications submitted for the February 12, 2012 receipt date (May 7, 2012 for new AIDS applications). 

Resubmitted (A1) Career Development award applications for the March 12, 2012 and July 12, 2012 receipt dates (for resubmitted AIDS applications, the receipt dates are May 7, 2012 and September 7, 2012) will be reviewed by NIDA’s Training and Career Development (NIDA-K) Review Committee.   For subsequent review and award cycles, however, resubmitted applications will also be reviewed at CSR.

Thus, beginning with applications submitted for the October 12, 2012 receipt date and thereafter, this transition will have been completed and all Career Development award applications (except K12 and K99/R00 applications), whether new or resubmissions, will be reviewed at CSR.

The November, 2012 Review will be the last time that the NIDA-K Review Committee will review resubmitted (A1) applications for the affected mechanisms listed above. Candidates seeking NIDA-K Committee review for their resubmission applications previously reviewed by this Committee must resubmit their applications by July 12, 2012 (September 7, 2012 for AIDS resubmissions).

Review and Award Cycle

Receipt dates

Review dates

Council date

Earliest project start date



October 12, 2011 new applications

November 12, 2011 resubmissions

January 7, 2012 AIDS applications

February / March, 2012

May, 2012

July, 2012



February 12, 2012 new applications

March 12, 2012 resubmissions

May 7, 2012 AIDS applications

June / July, 2012

October, 2012

December, 2012



June 12, 2012 new applications

July 12, 2012 resubmissions

September 7, 2012 AIDS applications

October / November, 2012

January, 2013

April, 2013



October 12, 2012 new applications

November 12, 2012 resubmissions

January 7, 2013 AIDS applications

February / March, 2013

May, 2013

July, 2013

Table 1: standard due dates and review/award cycles for competing applications.

Locus of Review (Study Section)


Cycle III receipt dates for 2011

Cycle I receipt dates for 2012

Cycle II receipt dates for 2012

Cycle III receipt dates for 2012

New Applications





Resubmitted Applications





Table 2: transition to CSR review. New Career Development Award applications submitted for the Cycle I, 2012 receipt dates will be transitioning first, followed by resubmitted Career Development Award applications submitted for the Cycle III, 2012 receipt dates.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Peer Review Contact:

Eliane Lazar-Wesley, Ph.D.
Scientific Review Officer
Office of Extramural Affairs
National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH, DHHS
6001 Executive Blvd
Rm 4245-MSC 9550
Bethesda, MD 20892-9550
Phone: (301) 451-4530

Program Contact:

Mimi M. Ghim, Ph.D.
Office of Science Policy and Communications
National Institute on Drug Abuse
6001 Executive Blvd., Room 5232, MSC 9591
Bethesda, MD  20892-9591
Telephone: (301) 443-6071