Division of Biomedical Research Workforce

Research Career Development Awards

Senior Research Scientist Award

Program Purpose

The purpose of this program is to provide protected time to established researchers to devote effort to basic or clinical research and to act as research mentors to early-stage investigators. Candidates for this award should have independent, peer-reviewed, research support at the time of award and possess a demonstrated record of mentoring.



Career level


U.S. citizen or permanent resident, with research or clinical doctoral degree, and peer-reviewed support.




U.S. domestic institutions.

Relevant Policy Notices

Forms and other Guidelines

Currently Supported Investigators

Search for currently supported investigators using NIH RePORTER

Program Data, Outcomes and Evaluations