Notice of Clarification of Career (K) Award Eligibility

Notice Number: NOT-OD-14-088

Key Dates
Release Date: May 2, 2014

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National Institutes of Health (NIH)


The purpose of this notice is to clarify eligibility for the recently issued NIH Parent Research Career Development (K) Award Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs). Specifically, this Notice corrects the eligibility of foreign components.

Part 2. Section III. Eligibility Information

1. Eligible Applicants

Currently reads:
Foreign Institutions
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are not eligible to apply.
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are not eligible to apply.
Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are not allowed.

Modified to read:
Foreign Institutions
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are not eligible to apply.
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are not eligible to apply.
Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are allowed.

This clarification pertains to all applications submitted in response to the following FOAs:

  • PA-14-044: Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (Parent K01)
  • PA-14-045: Independent Scientist Award (Parent K02)
  • PA-14-046: Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (Parent K08)
  • PA-14-049: Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (Parent K23)
  • PA-14-047: Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (Parent K24)
  • PA-14-048: Mentored Quantitative Research Development Award (Parent K25)
  • PA-14-042: NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00)

All other aspects of these FOAs remain the same.


Please direct all inquiries to:

NIH Research Training Office