Change in the Application Process for Individual Mentored Career Development Awards: eRA Commons Usernames Required for Primary Mentors

Notice Number: NOT-OD-16-082

Key Dates
Release Date: March 28, 2016

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Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)


In order to facilitate the programmatic review and evaluation of Individual Mentored Career Development applications and awards, NIH and AHRQ will require that an eRA Commons username be included for the primary Mentor identified in the application.

Beginning with applications submitted for the June 12, 2016 due date, neglecting to properly identify the primary Mentor on the following Individual Mentored Career Development applications will result in a warning for applications submitted electronically: K00 (prior to transition), K01, K07 (mentored), K08, K22 (mentored), K23, K25, K43, K76, K99. Including eRA Commons usernames for individuals designated as Co-Mentors on these applications remains optional.


The primary Mentor's eRA Commons username must be reported on the R&R Senior/Key Person Profile (Expanded) form of the Career Development application, as follows:

  • List the primary Mentor under the Profile for Senior/Key Person 1.
  • Insert "Other" or "Other Professional" in the Project Role field, and enter "Mentor" in the Other Project Role Category field.
  • Provide a valid eRA Commons username in the Credential field. If the primary mentor does not have an eRA Commons account, one with any role (e.g., Project Personnel, Scientist) can be created.


Please direct all inquiries to:

NIH Grants Info
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Telephone: 301-945-7573