Division of Biomedical Research Workforce

Research Career Development Awards

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Career Transition Award

Program Purpose

The goal of this program is to facilitate the transition of investigators to independent, productive research careers. One or two phase award; an initial period of mentored research, followed by a period of independent research at an extramural institution.



Career level


U.S. citizen or permanent resident, with research or clinical doctoral degree.




U.S. domestic institutions.

Relevant Policy Notices

Forms and other Guidelines

Currently Supported Investigators

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Program Data, Outcomes and Evaluations