Division of Biomedical Research Workforce

Established Investigator Research Development and Mentoring

Established researchers perform independent research in an academic, industry, or government setting with independent (often peer-reviewed) research funding. They have a demonstrated high level of productivity and a distinguished record of original contributions as a recognized leader in their research field, and serve as mentors and role models in their scientific expertise areas.

NIH Programs for Independent Researchers

You apply for Individual Awards:

International Research Fellowships

To provide collaborative research opportunities for qualified foreign scientists who hold a doctoral degree or its equivalent in the biomedical or behavioral sciences.

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Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Senior Fellows

To provide opportunities for experienced scientists to make major changes in the direction of research careers, or to acquire new research capabilities to engage in health-related research.

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Senior Research Scientist Award

For the support of a senior research scientist with research funding, to pursue independent research, and to serve as a mentor to more junior research scientists.

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Academic Career Development Award

To support either a mentored or independent investigator to develop or enhance curricula, foster academic career development of promising young teacher-investigators, and to strengthen existing teaching programs.

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Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award

To support the career development of investigators with quantitative scientific and engineering backgrounds outside of biology or medicine who have made a commitment to focus their research endeavors on basic or clinical biomedical research.

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Midcareer Investigator Award in Biomedical and Behavioral Research

To provide grant support for biomedical and behavioral scientists to allow them protected time to devote to their research and mentoring.

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You apply for Institutional Awards:

Ruth L. Kirschstein Undergraduate NRSA Institutional Research Training Grants

To enhance the undergraduate research training of individuals from groups underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral sciences through Institutional NRSA training grants, in preparation for research doctorate degree programs.

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Ruth L. Kirschstein Interdisciplinary Research Training Award (T90) and combined Research Education Grant (R90)

To support comprehensive interdisciplinary research training programs at the undergraduate, predoctoral and/or postdoctoral levels, by capitalizing on the infrastructure of existing multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research programs.

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Continuing Education Training Grants

To assist professional schools to establish, expand, or improve programs of continuing professional education, or refresher education dealing with new developments in the science of technology of the profession.

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Research Education Program

For support to develop and/or implement a program as it relates to a category in one or more of the areas of education, information, training, technical assistance, coordination, or evaluation.

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You apply for Supplements to your grant:

Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp)

Administrative supplements to currently active NIH research grants to enhance the diversity of the research workforce.

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Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers (Admin Supp)

Administrative supplements to currently active NIH research grants to support individuals with high potential to re-enter an active research career after a qualifying interruption for family or other responsibilities.

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