Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (Parent K08 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (PA-18-373)

PA-18-373
 
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 Cancer Institute (NCI)

Scientific Program Contact:
Susan Lim, Ph.D
Email: lims@mail.nih.gov
 
Sergei Radaev, Ph.D
Email: sradaev@mail.nih.gov
 
Grants Management Contact:
Marianne Galczynsk
Email:marianne.galczynski@nih.gov
Phone: 240-276-5588
NCI-Specific Information:
The NCI K08 award provides support to non-tenured early career stage clinician-scientists who are interested in mentored basic, translational, and/or patient-oriented cancer research. See NOT-CA-17-042 and NOT-CA-17-043 for details.

Eligible candidates must be clinicians who practice in the United States. Candidates are required to devote a minimum of 75% full-time professional effort to the K08 award and to maintain an active clinical license during the K08 award. A copy of active U.S. licensure must be included in the application. 
 
Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Program Director with their NIH biosketch prior to application.
 
Additional NCI-specific information/requirements can be found at: http://www.cancer.gov/grants-training/training/funding/K08.
 
For Diversity Career Development Awards, please see the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) at http://crchd.cancer.gov/diversity/cure-overview.html.
 
Salary Support: Up to the legislative salary cap (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/salcap_summary.htm) plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $50,000 per year.
National Eye Institute (NEI)

Scientific/Research:
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.

Salary Support: Up to the current legislative cap, plus fringe benefits, per year. The total salary requested must be based on a full-time, 12 month staff appointment for at least 75% effort.
Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Scientific Program Contact:
Drew E. Carlson, PhD
Phone: (301) 435-0535
Email:  carlsonde@nhlbi.nih.gov  

Grants Management Contact:
Ms. Norma G. DeGuzman
Phone: (301) 496-6740
Email:   deguzman@nhlbi.nih.gov
NHLBI Specific Information:

NHLBI has a 6 year limit of cumulative support on institutional and mentored Ks (e.g., K12 or KL2 plus the K08).
Eligibility: Candidates must have a health professional doctoral degree, such as the M.D., D.O., D.V.M., or equivalent degree, and a professional license to practice in the United States.  Documentation of active licensure should be included in the application.

Advisory Committee: NHLBI strongly encourages K08 candidates to include an Advisory Committee composed of the candidate's mentor(s) and two or three other senior faculty members.  If the candidate does not propose an Advisory Committee, she/he should document which individuals are available to cover all areas of expertise that are required for the research plan and career development.

Concurrent Competing Applications: K08 applicants may not hold any other Federal or non-Federal equivalent salary award, such as the American Heart Association Scientist Development Grant.
Application Material: NHLBI suggests that K08 applications include biographical sketches of the collaborators and consultants.

Salary Support: Up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.
 
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

Scientific Program Contact:
Heather A. Colley, M.S.
Email: junkinsh@mail.nih.gov
 
Grants Management Contact:
Deanna Ingersoll
Phone:  301-435-7858
Email:  Deanna.Ingersoll@nih.gov
NHGRI Specific Information:

NHGRI participates in the K08 with a focus on genomic medicine: For details, consult Notice NOT-HG-14-019 located at: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HG-14-019.html.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Program Directors to discuss their concept for this initiative during the development stages of the application.
 
Awardees and their mentors are strongly encouraged to attend at least one annual NHGRI trainee networking meeting while supported on the K08. Travel for the awardee and mentor may be requested.
 
Salary Support: Commensurate with the applicant institution's salary structure for persons of equivalent qualifications, experience, and rank.
Research Support: Up to $40,000 per year. In addition to Research Support, awardees and their mentors are strongly encouraged to attend at least one NHGRI Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting while supported on the K08.  Travel for the awardee and mentor may be requested up to $1500 each per NHGRI meeting.
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:

See: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/dea/research-training-and-career-award-support .

Salary Support: Up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $20,000 per year.
 
 
 
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Scientific Program Contact:
Aaron White, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-443-4704
Email: whitea4@mail.nih.gov  

Grants Management Contact:
Judy Fox
Phone: (301)
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.  Career development opportunities under this announcement include mentored research in the social, behavioral, biological and mathematical sciences as related to alcohol abuse and alcoholism..

Salary Support: Up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $50,000 per year.
 
 
 
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Scientific Program Contact:
Shawn Gaillard, Ph.D.
Phone: 240-627-3857
Email: Shawn.Gaillard@nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Mable Nee
Phone: (301) 761-7593
Email: Mable.Nee@nih.gov
NIAID Specific Information:

Eligible candidates must have a clinical doctoral degree, current work in biomedical or behavioral research, including translational research, and a professional license to practice in the United States.
 
See https://www.niaid.nih.gov/grants-contracts/career-development-awards for more details on NIAID Career Development Awards.                         

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 K08 awards for 3 or 4 years.  Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Program Director listed on the left to determine if their application is appropriate for a K08 award through the NIBIB.

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@nidcd.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Mr. Christopher Myers
Phone: (301) 402-0909
Email: myersc@mail.nih.gov
NIDCD Specific Information:
 
NIDCD uses the K08 program to support individuals with a clinical/health-professional doctorate interested in supervised career development experiences in basic clinical research (not in patient-oriented research) 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 per year.
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
Grants Management Branch
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 aligns with the NIDCR Strategic Plan. Prospective candidate must have a DDS, DMD, MD or other clinical doctoral degree and be at the postdoctoral or junior faculty (non-tenured) level. In addition, dentists may use the award to pursue graduate research training that results in a PhD or equivalent degree.  The award requires a minimum of 75% full time professional effort for research career development. The remaining 25% full time professional 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 research project. Detailed information should be provided about who will provide the necessary resources, including descriptions of the funding source and amount of funds (as needed).
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 research priorities, and for guidance on the proposed research and career development plans.
Individuals who have been supported by an RFA-OD-09-005 (P30) program are not eligible for an NIDCR mentored Career Development Award.
 
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

Hematologic Disorders:
Terry Rogers Bishop, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 594-7726
Email: BishopT@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Aricia M. Ajose, MPA
Phone: (301) 594-9023
Email: ajosea@mail.nih.gov
NIDDK Specific Information:

The NIDDK wishes to promote the training of physician scientists who, in addition to being excellent clinicians, are excellent researchers. NIDDK limits support to a maximum of 6 years of combined institutional K (K12 or KL2) plus K08 funding.   Information on the NIDDK K08 can be found at http://www2.niddk.nih.gov/Funding/TrainingCareerDev/K08.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: Up to $25,000 per year.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Scientific Program Contact:
Michele L. Rankin, Ph.D.
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:

Salary Support: Up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $50,000 per year. Examples include supplies, equipment, technical personnel, travel, and statistical services.
 
Please note that the aggregate total of NIH mentored career award support (both institutional and individual) cannot exceed 6 years. A prospective K08 applicant who was appointed to a 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: (984) 287-3322
Email: Shreffl1@niehs.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:  
Ashley Singh
Phone: (984) 287-3323
Email: ashley.singh@nih.gov   
NIEHS Specific Information:

Eligibility:  In addition to the degree requirements in the FOA, candidates must have a professional license to practice in the United States.  Documentation of active licensure should be included in the application.
 
NIEHS limits the cumulative support on institutional and mentored Ks (e.g., K12 or KL2 plus the K08) to six years.
The NIEHS supports research and career development in its mission area, which is to discover how the environment affects people in order to promote healthier lives.

Salary Support: 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:
Alison Cole, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-594-3827
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 K08 in the areas of anesthesiology, clinical pharmacology, sepsis, innate immunity and inflammation, trauma and burn injury, and wound healing research. NIGMS offers the K08 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 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/Pages/MentoredClinicalCareer.aspx.

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:
Rebecca Claycamp, MS, CRA
Phone: (301) 443-2811
Email: rclaycam@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 K08 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 K08 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.
  • 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.
 
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.
 
Scientific Program Contact:
Andrew Louden, PhD
Phone: (301) 594-9009
Email:andrew.louden@nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Carla Griffith
Phone: (301) 594-8944
Email:carla.griffith@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 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:

This program is intended to support applicants with a clinical doctoral degree, who are licensed to practice clinically, who are within 3 years of completing their clinical training (which is defined as sequential years of residency training and clinical fellowships). Applicants who are beyond 3 years post clinical training must obtain prior written approval from Director of Training and Career Development to be eligible for this program. Please see the NINDS training website for additional NINDS-specific information: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/areas/training_and_career_development/index.htm.
 
Candidates for the K08 (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.
 
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.

The allocated research support (see below) includes $1,000 dollars per year to help support attendance at two annual workshops associated with the ANA (American Neurological Association) meeting (neurosurgeons are encouraged to attend the meeting associated with the neurosurgeon K12 (NRCDP) instead). It is intended that K awardees will attend these workshops in the 1st and 4th year of their awards, but if personal conflicts make this impossible, alternatives can be acceptable. However, awardees will not be invited to attend in two consecutive years. If K awardees do not attend twice during the first 4 years of the K award, the research support in the 5th year of the award will be reduced to $46,000.

Salary Support: Up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $51,000 per year.
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Scientific Program Contact:
JLanay 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 K08 program to support individuals with a clinical/health-professional doctorate in supervised career development experiences in biomedical, behavioral, or translational fields that lead to research independence.
  • Before the application receipt date, investigators are strongly encouraged to discuss their proposed research interest with an NCCIH Program Officer in the specific scientific area and/or intervention that is closely-related to the proposed project to confirm its relevance to NCCIH's mission and research priorities. A list of NCCIH program officials can be found at http://NCCIH.nih.gov/grants/contact#area
  • Applicants interested in natural products research are encouraged to review NCCIH's Natural Product Integrity Policy.
  • 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;
    • 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.