Division of Biomedical Research Workforce

Research Career Development Awards

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Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award

Program Purpose

The purpose of this program is to support the career development of individuals with a clinical doctoral degree, who have the potential to develop into productive, clinical investigators, and who have made a commitment to focus their research endeavors on patient-oriented research.



Career level


U.S. citizen or permanent resident, with clinical doctoral degree, and completed clinical training.




U.S. domestic institutions.

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Forms and other Guidelines

Currently Supported Investigators

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Program Data, Outcomes and Evaluations