Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (Parent K23 – Independent Clinical Trial Required) (PA-18-374)

PA-18-374

Table of IC-Specific Information, Requirements and Staff Contacts
Release Date: 
Expiration Date: January 8, 2021


 
NIH Institute or Center Contacts Institute/Center Specific Information
National Eye Institute (NEI)

Scientific Program Contact:
Neeraj Agarwal, Ph.D.             
Phone: (301) 451-2020
Email: agarwalnee@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Karen Robinson-Smith
Phone: (301) 451-2020
Email: karen.robinson.smith@nei.nih.gov  
NEI Specific Information:

NEI has a 6 years limit of cumulative support on institutional and mentored Ks (e.g., K12 or KL2 plus the K08).
 
Eligibility: Eligible candidates must have a clinical degree and perform clinical duties. A copy of active licensure to practice in United States must be included as other attachment in the application.

Clinical Trials (CT): The NEI will not accept K-series applications which propose to conduct a new, free-standing clinical trial or clinical study. 
​NEI will only accept “Mechanistic and Minimal Risk CTs” under this FOA. A mechanistic trial is defined as "A study designed to understand a biological of behavioral process, the pathophysiology of a disease, or the mechanism of action of an intervention.  "Minimal risk" means that the probability and magnitude of harm or discomfort anticipated in the research are not greater in and of themselves than those ordinarily encountered in daily life or during the performance of routine physical or psychological examinations or tests.

The NEI will not accept K-series applications which propose to conduct a new, free-standing clinical trial or clinical study. Clinician scientists seeking experience in the conduct of clinical trials or clinical studies should instead propose an ancillary study within an on-going research program. NEI policy regarding support of clinical trials and large multi-centered clinical studies is described at the link below: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-EY-09-001.html.

Salary Support: Up to the legislative cap plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Usually $25,000, but with sufficient justification can be up to $50,000 per year.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Scientific Program Contact:
Sandra Colombini Hatch, MD
Phone: (301) 435-0222
Email: hatchs@nhlbi.nih.gov
Traci Heath Mondoro, PhD
Phone: (301) 827-8283
Email: mondorot@nhlbi.nih.gov
Grants Management Contact:
Mr. Mark Wilkison
Phone: (301) 435-0184
Email:  wilkisonm@nhlbi.nih.gov
NHLBI Specific Information:

NHLBI will use a streamlined review process. 
NHLBI requires an IRB-approved data and safety monitoring plan for: (1) all clinical trials regardless of phase, and (2) all clinical research with greater than minimal risk.

NHLBI accepts applications from candidates holding a D.S.W.

NHLBI has a 6 year limit of cumulative support on institutional and mentored Ks (e.g., K12 or KL2 plus the K23).

Salary Support: Up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $30,000 per year. With a strong rationale in the Budget Justification, up to $50,000 per year may be requested.
National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Scientific Program Contact:
Dr. Robin Barr, D.Phil.
Phone: (301) 496-9322
Email: BarrR@nia.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Ms. Traci Lafferty, NIA
Phone: (301) 496-1472
Email: laffertt@mail.nih.gov
NIA Specific Information:

Salary Support: Up to 100,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: $25,000 normally, but up to $50,000 when the costs generated by the patient-oriented research protocol(s) require these funds. A justification is required in the application.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Scientific Program Contact:
Deidra Roach, M.D.
Phone: (301) 443-5820
Email: droach@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Judy Fox
Phone: (301) 443-4704
Email: jfox@mail.nih.gov
NIAAA Specific Information:

NIAAA sponsors a variety of fellowships and career development programs to ensure the training of highly qualified new investigators in alcohol-related research.  Training opportunities under this announcement include mentored patient-oriented research in the social, behavioral, biomedical, and biological sciences as related to alcohol abuse and alcoholism.  Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate institute staff prior to preparing an application. 

Salary Support: Up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $50,000 per year.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

Scientific Program Contact:
Amanda Taylor Boyce, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-594-5055
Email: boycea@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Yen Thach
Phone: (301) 594-3505
Email: thachy@mail.nih.gov
NIAMS Specific Information:

Information about NIAMS funding mechanisms is available athttp://www.niams.nih.gov/Funding/Funding_Opportunities/activity_codes.asp.

Salary Support: Up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year for a minimum of 75% effort (with the exception of orthopaedic surgeons, who may devote a minimum of 50% effort).
Research Support: Up to $30,000 per year.
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

Scientific Program Contact:
Zeynep Erim, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 451-4797
Email: erimz@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Florence Turska 
Phone: (301) 451-4782 
Email: turskaf@mail.nih.gov
NIBIB Specific Information:

NIBIB will fund K23 awards for 3 or 4 years. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Dr. Zeynep Erim to determine if their application is appropriate for a K23 award through the NIBIB.
 
Under this FOA, NIBIB accepts applications proposing early-stage clinical trials through Phase I, first-in-human, safety, feasibility or other small clinical trials that inform early-stage technology development. NIBIB will not accept applications proposing Phase II, III, IV or pivotal clinical trials or trials in which the primary outcome is efficacy, effectiveness or a post-market concern. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Dr. Zeynep Erim for guidance in advance of submitting an application that includes human subjects research to ensure their proposed project is in compliance with new NIH human subjects research and clinical trials policies (https://grants.nih.gov/policy/clinical-trials.htm) and consistent with the types of clinical trial applications that NIBIB accepts.
 
More information on this and other NIBIB Career Awards can be found at http://www.nibib.nih.gov/training-careers/junior-investigator
Salary Support: Up to $105,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

Research Support: Up to $40,000 per year.
 
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Scientific Program Contact:
Dennis A. Twombly, Ph.D.
Phone:  301-451-3371
Email:  dtwombly@mail.nih.gov
Grants Management Contact:
Bryan S. Clark, MBA 
Phone: (301) 435-6975
Email: clarkb1@mail.nih.gov
NICHD Specific Information:
 
NICHD offers fellowships and career development awards in research areas relevant to the institute's scientific objectives.  The general mission of NICHD is to ensure that every person is born healthy and wanted, that women suffer no harmful effects from reproductive processes, and that all children have the chance to achieve their full potential for healthy and productive lives.  In pursuit of these goals, NICHD supports a broad spectrum of research on normal and abnormal human development, including contraception, fertilization, pregnancy, childbirth, prenatal and postnatal development, and childhood development through adolescence.  The mission areas also include research on intellectual and developmental disabilities and rehabilitation medicine.  More detailed information can be found at: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/research/by-nichd/pages/index.aspx. NICHD has a 6 year limit of cumulative support on institutional K awards (e.g., K12, KL2) and individual mentored K awards (e.g., K01, K08, K23, K25).
Salary Support: Up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

Scientific Program Contact:
Alberto L. Rivera-Rentas, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 451-3245
Email:  riverara@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Mr. Christopher Myers
Phone: (301) 402-0909
Email: myersc@mail.nih.gov
NIDCD Specific Information:
NIDCD uses the K23 program to support individuals with a clinical/health-professional doctorate in supervised career development experiences in research conducted with human subjects that lead to research independence in biomedical, behavioral, or translational fields.
  • Application must demonstrate its contribution to NIDCD and its fit to NIDCD's Mission, Research Priorities, and Strategic Plan.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to provide clear evidence that adequate resources are available at the institution for the successful completion of the proposed research project.
  • Applications should include explicit statements from the institution and the mentor(s) addressing the following:
    • Detailed information about who will provide the necessary resources;
    • Funding source and amount of additional funding (as needed);
    • Support staff available and committed to the project;
    • Availability of biostatistical support for the duration of the study - including the planning period; and
    • A contingency plan (for the institution and mentor) for completion of the study in the event the awardee leaves the institution earlier than the end date of the award.
 
Salary Support: Up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits
Research Support: Up to $50,000 per year.
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

Scientific Program Contact:
Lynn Mertens King, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-594-5006
Email: lynn.king@nih.gov
 
Grants Management Contact:
Dede Rutberg, MBA
Phone: (301) 594-4798
Email: rutbergd@mail.nih.gov
NIDCR Specific Information:
 
NIDCR supports mentored research training and career development of clinicians proposing dental, oral and craniofacial research that align with the NIDCR Strategic Plan. Prospective candidates must have a DDS, DMD, MD or other clinical doctoral degree. In addition, dentists may use the award to pursue a graduate research training program that results in the PhD or equivalent degree.  The award requires a minimum of 75% full time professional effort for research career development. The remaining 25% effort may be devoted to clinical activities, including dental specialty training, or other activities complementary to research career development.
 
Applicants are expected to provide evidence that adequate resources are available at the institution for the successful completion of the proposed clinical trial. Detailed information should be provided about who will provide the necessary resources, including descriptions of the funding source and amount of funds (as needed).

Individuals who have been supported by an RFA-OD-09-005 (P30) program are not eligible for an NIDCR mentored Career Development Award.


Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact NIDCR before preparing an application to discuss eligibility, the relevance of the proposed research to NIDCR’s current clinical research priorities, and for guidance on the proposed research and career development plans.


Salary Support: Up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Scientific Program Contact:
Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases:
Lisa M. Spain, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 451-9871
Email: SpainL@niddk.nih.gov

Digestive & Liver Diseases, Nutrition and Obesity:
David E. Saslowsky, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 594-8876
Email: David.Saslowsky@nih.gov

Kidney and Urologic Diseases:
Tracy L. Rankin, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 594-4748
Email: rankint@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Jill Bradshaw
Phone: (301) 827-1230
Email: jill.bradshaw@nih.gov  
NIDDK Specific Information:

The NIDDK wishes to promote the training of clinical/translational investigators who, in addition to being excellent physicians, are well-trained researchers. NIDDK limits support to a maximum of 6 years of combined institutional K (K12 or KL2) plus K23 funding.  Information on the NIDDK K23 can be found at http://www2.niddk.nih.gov/Funding/TrainingCareerDev/K23.htm. The NIDDK provides further information on all K-award programs on our training and career development web site: http://www2.niddk.nih.gov/Funding/TrainingCareerDev/.

Salary Support: Up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Usually $25,000, but with sufficient justification can be up to $50,000.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Scientific Program Contact: Michele L. Rankin, PhD
Phone: 301-480-3832
Email: NIDA_Training@nida.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Carol Alderson
Phone: (301) 827-6685
Email: ca10h@nih.gov
NIDA Specific Information:

NIDA utilizes the K23 to assist new investigators after postdoctoral training to gain additional supervised experience in order to become independent research scientists in activities directly relevant to the mission of NIDA.

Salary Support: Up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $50,000 per year.
 
Please note that the aggregate total of NIH mentored career award support (both institutional and individual) cannot exceed 6 years. Prospective K23 applicants who were appointed to an institutional K12 award must contact NIDA prior to submitting an individual mentored K application to confirm eligibility. Please contact NIDA_Training@nida.nih.gov for additional details.  
 
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Scientific Program Contact:
Carol Shreffler, Ph.D.
Phone: (919) 541-1445
Email: Shreffl1@niehs.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Lisa Edwards
Phone: (919) 541-0751
Email: archer@niehs.nih.gov
NIEHS Specific Information:

The mission of the NIEHS is distinguished from that of other Institutes by its focus on research programs seeking to link the effects of environmental exposures to the cause, moderation, or prevention of a human disease, disorder, or biological process.  Examples of environmentally relevant toxicants include, but are not limited to, industrial chemicals or manufacturing byproducts, metals, pesticides, herbicides, air pollutants and other inhaled toxicants, particulates or fibers, fungal, bacterial or biologically derived toxins.

Salary Support: 75% of Institutional Salary Base, up to legislated cap, plus fringe benefits, per year.
Research Support: Up to $40,000 per year.
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Scientific Program Contact:
Anesthesiology:
Phone: 301-594-3827
Alison Cole, Ph.D.
Email: colea@nigms.nih.gov

Clinical Pharmacology:
Rochelle Long, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-594-3827
Email: longr@nigms.nih.gov

Sepsis, Innate Immunity and Inflammation:
Sarah Dunsmore, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-594-3827
Email: dunsmores@nigms.nih.gov

Trauma and Burn Injury:
Scott Somers, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-594-3827
Email: somerss@nigms.nih.gov

Wound Healing:
Scott Somers, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-594-3827
Email: somerss@nigms.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Erica West
Phone: 301- 594 -3917
Email: weste@nigms.nih.gov
NIGMS Specific Information:

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) will accept applications for the Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23) in the areas of anesthesiology, clinical pharmacology, sepsis, innate immunity and inflammation, trauma and burn injury, and wound healing research. NIGMS offers the K23 award to support the development of academic physicians (or individuals with comparable clinical training) into independent scientists. The candidate must be in a tenure-track or equivalent position at the time of award. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact one of the NIGMS staff listed at the left early in the preparation of an application.
Link to the Career Development Awards section of the NIGMS web page: http://www.nigms.nih.gov/Training/CareerDev/.
Additional information on these awards can be found at the NIGMS Web page: http://www.nigms.nih.gov/Training/CareerDev/MentoredClinicalCareer.htm.

Salary Support: Up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $50,000 per year.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Scientific Program Contact:
NIMH Training Contacts

Grants Management Contact:
Rita Sisco
Phone: (301) 443-2805
Email: siscor@mail.nih.gov
NIMH Specific Information:

The NIMH supports a broad spectrum of basic and translational research, including basic neuroscience, human genetics, adult and developmental translational research, services and intervention research, and AIDS-related research (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/organization/nimh-extramural-research-programs.shtml). 
  • Eligibility for the K23 is limited to individuals with no more than 6 years of postdoctoral experience at the time of application (either the initial or resubmission application). The NIMH will generally limit support to no more than 4 years. The requested duration of support should be appropriately justified, taking into consideration prior research experience and the proposed mentored career development goals that are essential for developing an independent, NIMH-funded research program. See NOT-MH-13-001 and http://www.nimh.nih.gov/funding/training/career-development-programs-k-series.shtml for further details about NIMH's support for K programs.
  • An application must include a strong and credible plan for the candidate's transition to research independence, including milestones, and evidence of significant institutional commitment to the continued development of the K23 candidate as an independent researcher at the applicant institution. Applicants are expected to plan to apply for independent research support during the later years of their mentored career award.
  • It is recommended that NIMH mentored K applicants proposing clinical trials review the following guidance: (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/funding/training/career-development-programs-k-series.shtml#12)
  • Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Institute career development staff (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/funding/training/contacts-for-research-training-and-career-development-programs.shtml) before preparing an application to discuss the relevance of the proposed research to the Institute's current research priorities and for guidance on the proposed research and career development plans.
 
Salary Support: Up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $50,000 per year.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Scientific Program Contact:
Stephen Korn, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 496-4188
Email: korns@ninds.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Donna James
Phone: (301) 496-9231
Email: jamesd@mail.nih.gov
NINDS Specific Information:

The NINDS supports researchers who propose to conduct biomedical research in areas of high priority/public health significance to neurological sciences.  This mechanism provides support for a period of supervised study and research for professionals who are licensed to practice clinically (MD or equivalent) and who have the potential to develop into productive clinical investigators, with a focus on patient-oriented research in neurological sciences. Please see the NINDS training website http://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/areas/training_and_career_development/index.htm for additional information.
 
Candidates for the K23 (other than neurosurgeons) must devote a minimum of 75% full time professional effort to research and career development activities associated with the K award. The letter of institutional commitment should include a description of the candidate's non-research responsibilities according to the following: 1/2 day = 10% of the 5 day workweek, 1 month = 8% of the year, time on call for clinical duty is not protected time for research. If there is overlapping time between clinical and research responsibilities, this should be clarified.
Neurosurgeons must devote a minimum of 50% full time professional effort to research and career development activities associated with the K award. The letter of institutional commitment should describe, as above, the specific allocation of time (on a weekly and/or monthly basis) devoted to K award activities and clinical and other non-K award activities.

Salary Support: Up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $51,000 per year.
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

Scientific Program Contact:
David Banks, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.S.W., RN
Phone: (301) 496-9558
Email: Banksdh@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Ron Wertz
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
Telephone: 301-594-2807
Email: wertzr@mail.nih.gov
NINR Specific Information:

NINR encourages mentored patient-oriented research in the areas of symptom management, pulmonary, critical care, trauma, reproductive health, genetics, epigenetics, behavioral research, incorporation of advanced technology and end-of-life and palliative care. As our science grows, NINR is focusing on ways to stimulate its future development by incorporating new tools and analytical approaches such as informatics and meta-analyses. The role of interdisciplinary research teams is a priority and will continue to increase. The Institute is committed to training new investigators, with attention to the areas of greatest need and to strategies for encouraging young investigators and members of groups underrepresented in science.

NINR limits the length of the K23 award to a 3-year period and generally considers career development applications only from research doctorate-prepared applicants who have a Bachelor's degree or higher in nursing. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Program Director responsible for their research area listed on the NINR website  
Additional information about NINR funding mechanisms is available from http://www.ninr.nih.gov/.

Salary Support: Up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.
 
Scientific Program Contact:
Benyam Hailu, PhD
Phone: (301) 594-8696
Email:benyam.hailu@nih.gov 

Grants Management Contact:
Sy Shackleford
Phone: (301) 451-8542
Email:shacklefords@mail.nih.gov
NIMHD Specific Information:
NIMHD supports research that looks at the conceptualization of factors relevant to the understanding and promotion of minority health and to the understanding and reduction of health disparities. NIMHD is interested in research that addresses the complex and multi-faceted nature of minority health and health disparities, including research that spans different domains of influence (Biological, Behavioral, Physical/Built Environment, Sociocultural Environment, Healthcare System) as well as different levels of influence (Individual, Interpersonal, Community, Societal) within those domains. Additional information about NIMHD is available fromhttps://www.nimhd.nih.gov/
 
Salary Support: Up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Scientific Program Contact:
Lanay Mudd, PhD
Phone: 301-594-9346
Email: lanay.mudd@nih.gov​nccihderinquiries@mail.nih.gov​

Grants Management Contact:
Shelley Carow
Phone: (301) 594-3788
Email: CarowS@mail.nih.gov
NCCIH Specific Information:
NCCIH uses the K23 program to support individuals with a clinical/health-professional doctorate in supervised career development experiences in research conducted with human subjects that lead to research independence.
  • NCCIH will not fund applications proposing a clinical trial to test efficacy or effectiveness through this mechanism. Applicants are encouraged to discuss their proposed scope of work with an NCCIH program officer, and to review resources available at NCCIH’s Clinical Research Toolbox.
  • Applications should include explicit statements from the institution and the mentor(s) addressing the following:
    • Detailed information about who will provide the necessary resources;
    • Funding source and amount of additional funding (as needed);
    • Support staff available and committed to the project;
    • Allocation of sufficient protected time for the K awardee to conduct the research;
    • Availability of biostatistical support for the duration of the study - including the planning period; and
    • A contingency plan (for the institution and mentor) for completion of the study in the event the awardee leaves the institution earlier than the end date of the award.
 
Salary Support: Up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.