Research Career Development Awards
To provide institutional research training opportunities (including international) to trainees at the undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral levels
The purpose of this program is to provide support and protected time for an intensive, supervised career development experience in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences leading to research independence. Some NIH Institutes use the K01 to enhance workforce diversity, or for individuals who propose to train in a new field, or for individuals who have had a hiatus in their research career.
- Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (Parent K01)
- AHRQ Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01)
- Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01)
- NLM Career Development Award in Biomedical Informatics (K01)
- NIDDK Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01)
- Mentored Career Development Award to Promote Faculty Diversity in Biomedical Research (K01)
- NCI Mentored Research Scientist Development Award to Promote Diversity (K01)
- NINDS Faculty Development Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research (K01)
- International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA) (K01)
The purpose of this prorgam is to foster the development of outstanding scientists and enable them to expand their potential to make significant contributions to their field of research. The K02 award provides salary support and protected time for newly independent scientists who can demonstrate the need for a period of intensive research focus as a means of enhancing their research careers.
The purpose of this prorgam is to provide salary and 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.No Funding Opportunity Announcement Currently Available
The purpose of this program is to provide support to increase the pool of individuals with academic and research expertise to become academic researchers and to enhance the educational or research capacity at the sponsoring institution. The K07 supports both development awards for more junior candidates, and leadership awards for more senior individuals with acknowledged scientific expertise and leadership skills.
The purpose of this program is to prepare qualified individuals for careers that have a significant impact on the health-related research needs of the Nation. This program provides support and protected time to individuals with a clinical doctoral degree for an intensive, supervised research career development experience in the fields of biomedical and behavioral research, including translational research.
- Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (Parent K08)
- AHRQ Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08)
- AHRQ Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Mentored Clinical Investigator Award (K08)
- NCI Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award to Promote Diversity (K08)
The purpose of this program is to support institutional career development awards designed to prepare newly-trained clinicians who have made a commitment to independent research careers, and to facilitate their transition to more advanced support mechanisms, e.g., K08 and K23.
- Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12)
- Neurological Sciences Academic Development Award (K12)
- NEI Institutional Mentored Physician Scientist Award (K12)
- NIDA Mentored Clinical Scientists Development Program Award in Drug Abuse and Addiction (K12)
- Career Development Programs in Diabetes Research for Pediatric Endocrinologists (K12)
- Career Development Program in Emergency Care Research (K12)
This program provides either full-time or part-time support for experienced scientists to augment or redirect their research programs through the acquisition of new research skills or to make changes in their research careers by acquiring new research skills or knowledge.
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 (Phase I), followed by a period of independent research at an extramural institution (Phase II). One phase awards include only Phase II.
- NINDS Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research (K22)
- Transition to Independent Environmental Health Research (TIEHR) Career Development Award (K22)
- Career Transition Award for NINDS Intramural Clinician-Scientists (K22)
- NHLBI Career Transition Award for Intramural Fellows (K22)
- NIMH Career Transition Award for Tenure-Track and Tenured Intramural Investigators (K22)
- NIAID Career Transition Award (K22)
- NIDCD Research Career Transition Award for Nurturing Clinician-Investigators (K22)
- NCI Transition Career Development Award to Promote Diversity (K22)
- The NCI Transition Career Development Award (K22)
- NIDCR Dentist Scientist Career Transition Award for Intramural Investigators (K22)
The purpose of this proram 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.
The purpose of this program is to provide support to mid-career health-professional doctorates or equivalent who are typically at the Associate Professor level or the equivalent for protected time to devote to patient-oriented research and to act as research mentors primarily for clinical residents, clinical fellows and/or junior clinical faculty.
The purpose of this award is to attract to NIH-relevant research those investigators whose quantitative science and engineering research has thus far not been focused primarily on questions of health and disease. The K25 supports productive professionals with quantitative (e.g., mathematics, statistics, economics, computer science, imaging science, informatics, physics, chemistry) and engineering backgrounds to integrate their expertise with NIH-relevant research.
The purpose of this award is to support biomedical and behavioral scientists to allow them protected time to devote to their research and mentoring. The goal of this program is to support established, outstanding investigators by providing protected time for research and mentoring.No Funding Opportunity Announcement Currently Available
The purpose of this program is to increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented, NIH-supported, independent investigators. This program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers or clinician-scientists from mentored research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions, and to provide independent NIH research support during the transition that will help these individuals launch competitive, independent research careers.
The purpose of the Fogarty Emerging Global Leader Award is to provide research support and protected time to a research scientist from a low- or middle-income country (LMIC) with a junior faculty position at an LMIC academic or research institution leading to an independently funded research career.