Research career development K award, CDA, temporary off-site training experience
A temporary career development experience at another institution, including a foreign laboratory, may be permitted if the proposed experience is directly related to the overall goals and purpose of the K award. Only local institutional approval is required if such an arrangement does not exceed 3 months. For longer periods (not to exceed 12 months), prior written approval from the NIH awarding ICThe NIH organizational component responsible for a particular grant program or set of activities. The terms "NIH IC," or "awarding IC" are used throughout this document to designate a point of contact for advice and interpretation of grant requirements and to establish the focal point for requesting necessary prior approvals or changes in the terms and conditions of award. is required. The written request must document the approval of the recipient organization and the adequacy of arrangements for off-site training. Support from the career award will continue during such an off-site experience. For some CDAs additional information is required as part of any prior approvalWritten approval by an authorized HHS official, e.g., a designated IC GMO, evidencing prior consent before a recipient undertakes certain activities or incurs specific costs (see Administrative Requirements-Changes in Project and Budget-Prior Approval Requirements). request:
- For transition CDAs (K22 and K99/R00), because of the relatively short duration of the mentored phase of each of these awards, a request for approval of an off-site training experience lasting more than 3 months must address the impact of such action on the awardee's ability to make sufficient progress to meet the goals of the award. For example, for a K99 phase awardee, the request must describe how the off-site experience will affect the awardee's ability to transition to the R00 phase.
- For K05, K07 leadership, and K24 awardees, the request must include a letter assuring that arrangements have been made to continue to commit the appropriate effort to the research and to provide mentoring.
- For K12 and KL2 Scholar appointees, because of the short duration of the mentored phase of each of these awards, a request for approval of an off-site training experience lasting more than 3 months must address the impact of such action on the scholar's ability to make sufficient progress to meet the goals of the program.