This Notice was RESCINDED on March 22, 2021, please see�NOT-HL-21-003�that replaces it.


RESCINDED - NHLBI Policy Concerning Mentored Career Development (K08 and K23) Awards: Percent Effort

Notice Number: NOT-HL-16-443

Key Dates
Release Date: September 13, 2016 (Rescinded March 22, 2021)

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Issued by
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)


The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute is committed to the career development of clinically trained research scientists and recognizes the importance of their contributions to research. The provision to allow clinical scientists protected time in a mentored environment to conduct research is among our most important priorities in the training and career development of future investigators. However, it is acknowledged that individuals in medical specialties that require significant clinical activity in order to maintain specialty clinical competency skills may be unable to devote the required level of effort of at least 75% to research activities on mentored career development awards.

The purpose of this Notice is to announce that for due dates on or after February 12, 2017, NHLBI will allow cardiothoracic, vascular, and trauma surgeons, interventional cardiologists, and electrophysiology cardiologists to request less than the required 75% effort for the specific purpose of maintaining specialty clinical competency skills. Applicants may not request less than 50% effort and must provide a justification clearly stating the reasons for the reduced amount of effort. Salary will be prorated based on the institutional salary not to exceed the NHLBI caps effective at the time of the award.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Jane D. Scott, ScD, MSN, FAHA
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Telephone: 301-435-0535

Tawanna Meadows, B.S.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Telephone: 301-435-0535

Financial/Grants Management Contact(s)

Howard Moore
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Telephone: 301-435-5081