Career development Awards (K Awards) for Individuals
with a Health-Professional Doctorate
There are nine Different Career Development awards that individuals with a health professional doctorate should consider. Most of these awards support individuals after they have completed clinical training and have accepted a faculty position. There is the Mentored Clinical Scientist Developmental Program Award (K12) that is an award to specific institutions and interested candidates should ask the chair of their department if such an award exists. There are also a series of individual awards including the Mentored Clinical Scientist Award (K08) that supports career development experiences for individuals interested in research in areas that don't involve human subjects. If you want a career that does include work with human subjects, consider the Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23). If you have already been trained and want to serve as a mentor to more junior clinicians try the MidCareer Investigator in Patient-Oriented Research Award (K24) . There are other awards that should be examined including the Career Enhancement Award in Stem Cell Research (K18) the Academic Career Award (K07), the Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award (K25), and the Midcareer Investigator Award in Mouse Pathobiology Research (K26). Information on all of these awards can be found on the K Kiosk at https://grants.nih.gov/training/careerdevelopmentawards.htm.