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Grants and Funding
Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (Parent K08) (PA-11-193)
Table of IC-Specific Information, Requirements and Staff Contacts
Release Date: April 8, 2011
Expiration Date: January 8, 2014


NIH Institute or Center Contacts

Institute/Center Specific Information

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Center for Cancer Training
Cancer Training Branch
Branch Phone: 240-276-5630

Scientific/Research Contact:
Sonia B. Jakowlew, Ph.D.
Program Director
E-mail: jakowles@mail.nih.gov

Susan N. Perkins, Ph.D
Program Director
Email: perkinsu@mail.nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management Contact:
Barbara J. Liesenfeld
Office of Grants Administration
National Cancer Institute, NIH
Email: liesenfb@mail.nih.gov
Phone: 240-276-6294

NCI-Specific Information:

The NCI K08 award provides support and “protected time” to non-tenured clinician-scientists interested in mentored basic and/or translational cancer research. Candidates must have a clinical degree and practice clinically. Documentation of active licensure must be included in the application.

For Diversity Career Development Awards, please see the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) at http://crchd.cancer.gov/diversity/cure-overview.html.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Program Director to discuss various potential awards.

Additional NCI-specific information/ requirements can be found on
http://www.cancer.gov/researchandfunding/cancertraining/outsidenci/k08.

Salary Support: Up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

Research Support: Up to $30,000 per year.

Award start dates are determined by the availability of NCI funds and may not occur until after the earliest possible start date.

National Eye Institute (NEI)

Scientific/Research:
Neeraj Agarwal, Ph.D.             
NEI Training Director
5635 Fishers Lane, Suite 1300
Rockville, MD 20892-9300
Phone: (301) 451-2020
Email: agarwalnee@mail.nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management:
William W. Darby
Grants Management Branch
Division of Extramural Research
5635 Fishers Lane, Suite 1300,Rockville, MD 20892-9300
Phone: (301) 451-2020
Email: wwd@nei.nih.gov

NEI Specific Information:

See below.

Salary Support: The NEI does not impose any salary restriction beyond that imposed legislatively. The total salary requested must be based on a full-time, 12 month staff appointment for at least 75% effort.

Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Scientific/Research:
Drew E. Carlson, PhD
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 8142, MSC 7940
Bethesda, MD 20892-7940 (Express mail zip: 20817)
Telephone: (301) 435-0535
FAX: (301) 480-3667
Email:  carlsonde@nhlbi.nih.gov  

Financial/Grants Management:
Ms. Norma G. DeGuzman
Senior Grants Management Specialist
Division of Extramural Research Activities
Two Rockledge Centre, Room 7142
6701 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7926
Bethesda, MD  20892-7926
Phone: (301) 496-6740
Email:   deguzman@nhlbi.nih.gov

NHLBI Specific Information:

NHLBI has a 6 year limit of cumulative support on institutional and mentored Ks (e.g., K12 or KL2 plus the K08).

Eligibility: Candidates must have a health professional doctoral degree, such as the M.D., D.O., D.V.M., or equivalent degree, and a professional license to practice in the United States.  Documentation of active licensure should be included in the application.

Advisory Committee: NHLBI strongly encourages K08 candidates to include an Advisory Committee composed of the candidate’s mentor(s) and two or three other senior faculty members.  If the candidate does not propose an Advisory Committee, she/he should document which individuals are available to cover all areas of expertise that are required for the research plan and career development.

Concurrent Competing Applications: K08 applicants may not hold any other Federal or non-Federal equivalent salary award, such as the American Heart Association Scientist Development Grant. NHLBI suggests that K08 applications include biographical sketches of the collaborators and consultants.

Please see NOT-HL-11-114 for additional guidance.

Salary Support: Up to $75,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Scientific/Research:
Chyren Hunter, Ph.D.
Division of Extramural Activities
National Institute on Aging
7201 Wisconsin Avenue, Room 2C218, MSC 9205
Bethesda, MD 20892-9205
Telephone: (301) 496-9322
FAX: (301) 402-0528
Email: Hunterc@nia.nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management:
Ms. Traci Lafferty, NIA
7201 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 2N-212
Bethesda, MD. 20892
Telephone: (301) 496-1472
FAX: (301) 402-3672
E-mail: lafferT@nia.nih.gov

NIA Specific Information:

See: http://www.nia.nih.gov/GrantsAndTraining/TrainingSupport.htm#research.

Salary Support: Up to 75,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

Research Support: Up to $20,000 per year.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Scientific/Research:
Mariela Shirley, Ph.D.
Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research
5635 Fishers Lane
Bethesda, MD 20892 -9304Phone: 301-443-9787  
Email: shirleym@mail.nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management:
Judy Fox
Chief, Grants Management Branch
5635 Fishers Lane, Room 3023
Bethesda , MD 20892-9304
Phone: (301) 443-4704
Email: jfox@mail.nih.gov

NIAAA Specific Information:

NIAAA sponsors a variety of fellowships and career development programs to ensure the training of highly qualified new investigators in alcohol-related research.  Training opportunities under this announcement include mentored research in the social, behavioral, biological and mathematical sciences as related to alcohol abuse and alcoholism.  For more information see http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/ResearchInformation/ExtramuralResearch/#Training; and NOT-AA-10-005, Notice of Change in NIAAA Policy on K Award Support (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-AA-10-005.html).

Salary Support: Up to $90,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

Research Support: Up to $50,000 per year.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Scientific/Research:
Katrin Eichelberg, Ph.D.
6700 B Rockledge Drive, Room 3128
Telephone: 301-496-0818
Email: ke39x@nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management:
Chernay Mason
Grants Management Branch
6700B Rockledge Dr, Room 2248
Bethesda , MD 20886
Phone: (301) 435-2068
Email: Chernay.Mason@nih.gov

NIAID Specific Information:

See below.

Salary Support: Up to $90,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

Research Support: Up to $50,000 per year.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

Scientific/Research:
Amanda Taylor Boyce, Ph.D.
Program Director
Division of Musculoskeletal Diseases
EP/NIAMS/NIH
1 Democracy Plaza, Suite 800
6701 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20892
301-594-5055
boycea@mail.nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management:
Yen Thach
Grants Management Specialist
6701 Democracy Boulevard
One Democracy Plaza, Suite 846
Bethesda, MD 20892-4872
Phone: (301) 594-3505
Email: thachy@mail.nih.gov

NIAMS Specific Information:

Information about NIAMS funding mechanisms is available at http://www.niams.nih.gov/Funding/Funding_Opportunities/activity_codes.asp.

Salary Support: Up to $75,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

Research Support: Up to $20,000 per year.

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

Scientific/Research:
Zeynep Erim, Ph.D.
Division of Interdisciplinary Training
6707 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20892-5477
Phone: (301) 435-6686  
Email: erimz@mail.nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management:
Florence Turska
Grants Management Branch
6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 900
Bethesda , MD 20892
Phone: (301) 451-4782
Email: turskaf@mail.nih.gov

NIBIB Specific Information:

More information on NIBIB Career Awards can be found at http://www.nibib.nih.gov/training-careers/junior-investigator.  Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Program Director listed above to determine if their application is appropriate to NIBIB and to identify the most suitable training mechanism.

Salary Support: Up to $105,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

Research Support: Up to $40,000 per year.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Scientific/Research:
Dennis A. Twombly, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, Office of Extramural Policy
Extramural Training Officer
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
6100 Executive Boulevard, Room 2C01
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7510
(for express/courier use, use Rockville, MD 20852)
Telephone:  301-451-3371
FAX:  301-480-2400
Email:  dtwombly@mail.nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management:
Bryan S. Clark, MBA 
Chief Grants Management Officer
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
6100 Executive Blvd., Room 8A01A, MSC 7510
Bethesda, Maryland  20892-7510
(for express/courier use, use Rockville, MD 20852)
Telephone: (301) 435-6975
FAX: (301) 402-0915
Email: clarkb1@mail.nih.gov

NICHD Specific Information:

  • NICHD offers fellowships and career development awards in research areas relevant to the institute’s scientific objectives.  The general mission of NICHD is to ensure that every person is born healthy and wanted, that women suffer no harmful effects from reproductive processes, and that all children have the chance to achieve their full potential for healthy and productive lives.  In pursuit of these goals, NICHD supports a broad spectrum of research on normal and abnormal human development, including contraception, fertilization, pregnancy, childbirth, prenatal and postnatal development, and childhood development through adolescence.  The mission areas also include research on intellectual and developmental disabilities and rehabilitation medicine.  More detailed information can be found at:   http://www.nichd.nih.gov/research/org/supported_by.cfm.
  • NICHD has a 6 year limit of cumulative support on institutional K awards (e.g., K12, KL2) and individual mentored K awards (e.g., K01, K08, K23, K25).

  • Salary Support: Up to $75,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

  • Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

Scientific/Research:
Daniel A. Sklare, Ph.D.
Division of Scientific Programs
Executive Plaza So., Rm. 400C
6120 Executive Blvd. , MSC-7180
Bethesda , MD 20892-7180
Phone: (301) 496-1804
Email: sklared@nidcd.nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management:
Mr. Christopher Myers
Grants Management Branch
Division of Extramural Activities
Executive Plaza So., Rm. 400B
6120 Executive Blvd. , MSC-7180
Bethesda , MD 20892-7180
Phone: (301) 402-0909
Email: myersc@mail.nih.gov

NIDCD Specific Information:

NIDCD K08 awards are intended to facilitate the research independence of clinically-trained individuals:

  • seeking to integrate both clinical practice and research trajectories in their careers;
  • having an aggregate of two or more years of prior research experience;
  • holding or having secured positions of junior academic rank (assistant or associate professor), or the equivalent in non-academic employment settings. Applicants cannot have been at the rank of associate professor, or its equivalent, for more than two years.  Extension of this eligibility window may be possible for applicants promoted to associate professor on a clinical track, i.e., based on accomplishments in patient care and education rather than in research and scholarship.  NIDCD approval for an extension of eligibility must be granted by the NIDCD Program Contact in advance of submission.

The NIDCD encourages beginning clinician-scientists to consider applying for a short period of support through an NIDCD R03 award (PAR-10-055), if needed, to demonstrate the feasibility of the research to be proposed in their K08 applications.

The NIDCD has the following special requirements for its K08 applicants:

  • To facilitate regular face-to-face contact within the mentoring relationship, the primary sponsor of the K08 shall be based at the applicant's home institution or at an institution within a reasonable distance (i.e., approximately 100 miles) of the applicant's institution.
  • The career development plan must include a graduate-level course in biostatistics and research design, to be completed during the first year of the award, or provide evidence that such training was previously completed by the applicant.
  • An external advisory committee of two scientists with records of Federal research funding and of mentoring new investigators in the field of the proposed research career development, but are not the applicant's sponsor(s) or collaborators, shall be constituted.  The purpose of the external advisory committee is to: 1) advise the awardee in attaining the goals of the career development program; and 2) to help ensure that the institution's commitment's to the terms of the award are being met.  These committee members shall commit to be available to the candidate for consultation on an as-needed basis and to site visit the awardee during Years Two and Four of the K08 award.   A report of the external advisory committee shall be incorporated into the (noncompeting) continuation progress report for Years Three and Five of the award.

NIDCD will generally limit its aggregate support of research career development across institutional and individual mentored K-awards (e.g., K12 or KL2 followed by the K08 or K23) to six years, but will allow seven years of support with written permission from the NIDCD Scientific/Research Program Contact when the candidate changes scientific focus between the institutional and individual K-awards.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Program Director listed as the Scientific/Research Contact prior to preparing an application.

Salary Support: Up to $105,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

Research Support: Up to $80,000 per year.

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

Scientific/Research:
Lynn Mertens King, Ph.D.
Chief, Research Training and Career Development Branch
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, NIH
6701 Democracy Blvd, Room 690
Bethesda MD 20892-4878
Telephone: 301-594-5006
Fax: 301-402-7033
Email: lynn.king@nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management:
Dede Rutberg, MBA
Grants Management Branch
6701 Democracy, Room 656
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
Phone: (301) 594-4798
Email: rutbergd@mail.nih.gov

NIDCR Specific Information:

NIDCR sponsors the K08 Career Development Award to ensure training of highly qualified dentists or other clinicians in oral health research relevant to the NIDCR Strategic Plan. The prospective candidate must have a DDS, DMD, MD or other clinical doctoral degree. The award can be used by dentists who wish to pursue a graduate research training program that results in the Ph.D. degree. Health professionals with a doctoral degree may use the award for postdoctoral research training. The intent of this program is to support the development of independent research careers of clinician-scientists. The NIDCR will not provide support for clinical specialty training under this program.

Individuals who have been appointed to a tenure-track faculty position supported by the NIH P30 program are not eligible to apply for a mentored NIDCR Career Development Award.

NIDCR has a 6 year limit of cumulative support on institutional K awards (e.g., K12, KL2) and individual mentored K awards (e.g., K08, K23, K25, K99).

This limit does not apply to Dentists proposing to use the NIDCR Career Development Award to support PhD training.

Salary Support:  Up to $75,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Scientific/Research:
Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases:
James F. Hyde, Ph.D.
Room 789
Phone: (301) 594-7692
Email: HydeJ@mail.nih.gov

Digestive & Liver Diseases, Nutrition, and Obesity:

Judith Podskalny, Ph.D.
Room 667
Phone: (301) 594-8876
Email: PodskalnyJ@mail.nih.gov

Kidney and Urologic Diseases
Tracy L. Rankin, Ph.D.
Room 623
Phone: (301) 594-4748
Email: rankint@mail.nih.gov

Hematologic Disorders:
Terry Rogers Bishop, Ph.D.
Room 619
Phone: (301) 594-7726
Email: BishopT@mail.nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management:
Aricia M. Ajosa, MPA
Room 725
Phone: (301) 594-9023
Email: ajosea@mail.nih.gov

NIDDK address:
6707 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20892

NIDDK Specific Information:

The NIDDK wishes to promote the training of physician scientists who, in addition to being excellent clinicians, are excellent researchers.  Information on the NIDDK K08 can be found at http://www2.niddk.nih.gov/Funding/TrainingCareerDev/K08.htm.

The NIDDK provides further information on all K-award programs on our training and career development web site: http://www2.niddk.nih.gov/Funding/TrainingCareerDev/.

Salary Support: Up to $90,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

Research Support: Up to $25,000

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Scientific/Research:
Mimi M. Ghim, Ph.D.
Office of Science Policy and Communications, 6001 Executive Blvd., Rm 5232, MSC 9591
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: (301) 443-6071
Email: ghimm@mail.nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management:
Carol Alderson
Grants Management Branch
6101 Executive Boulevard, Suite 270
Bethesda, MD 20892-8403
Phone: (301) 933-6196
Email: ca10h@nih.gov

NIDA Specific Information:

Please see NOT-DA-06-013 for information regarding NIDA policies on K-series career development awards.

Salary Support: Up to $90,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

Research Support: Up to $50,000 per year.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Scientific/Research:
Carol Shreffler, Ph.D.
Program Administrator, Training and Career Development
P. O. Box 12233
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone: (919) 541-1445
Email: Shreffl1@niehs.nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management:
Lisa Edwards
Division of Extramural Research and Training
530 Davis Drive, Room 3056
Durham, NC  27713
Phone: (919) 541-0751
Email: archer@niehs.nih.gov

NIEHS Specific Information:

Research projects proposed in response to this Announcement will be expected to have a defined impact on the environmental health sciences and be directly responsive to the mission of the NIEHS, which is distinguished from that of other Institutes by its focus on research programs seeking to link the effects of environmental exposures to the cause, mechanisms, moderation, or prevention of a human disease or disorder or relevant pathophysiologic process. Examples of environmentally relevant exposures include industrial chemicals or manufacturing byproducts, metals, pesticides, herbicides, air pollutants and other inhaled toxicants, particulates or fibers, fungal, bacterial, or biologically derived toxins. Agents considered non-responsive to this announcement include, but are not limited to: alcohol, chemotherapeutic agents, radiation which is not the result of an ambient environmental exposure, drugs of abuse,  smoking , except when the exposure is the result of second-hand exposure in the context of the indoor environment (particularly in children) and infectious or parasitic agents. Ecologic, biomonitoring, biotransformation or biodegradation studies are also not responsive except when these are incidental to an epidemiologic study. Preference will be given to candidates whose mentor has NIEHS research grant support.

Salary Support: 75% of Institutional Salary Base, up to legislated cap, plus fringe benefits.

Research Support: Up to $40,000 per year.

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Scientific/Research:
Anesthesiology
Alison Cole, Ph.D.
Email: colea@nigms.nih.gov

Clinical Pharmacology

Richard Okita, Ph.D.
Email: okitar@nigms.nih.gov

Sepsis, Innate Immunity and Inflammation

Sarah Dunsmore, Ph.D.
Email: dunsmores@nigms.nih.gov

Trauma and Burn Injury

Scott Somers, Ph.D.
Email: somerss@nigms.nih.gov

Wound Healing

Scott Somers, Ph.D.
Email: somerss@nigms.nih.gov  

NIGMS address:

45 Center Drive
Room 2AS-49, MSC6200
Bethesda, MD 20892-6200
Phone: 301-594-3827
Fax: 301-480-2802

Financial/Grants Management:
Erica West
Phone: 301- 594 -3917
E-mail: weste@nigms.nih.gov

NIGMS Specific Information:

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) will accept applications for the Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08) in the areas of anesthesiology, clinical pharmacology, sepsis, innate immunity and inflammation, trauma and burn injury, and wound healing research. NIGMS offers the K08 award to support the development of academic physicians (or individuals with comparable clinical training) into independent scientists. The candidate must be in a tenure track or equivalent position at the time of award. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact one of the NIGMS staff listed above early in the preparation of an application. Link to the Career Development Awards section of the NIGMS web page: http://www.nigms.nih.gov/Training/CareerDev/.

Effective for applications submitted for the February 12, 2011 due date and beyond, applicants may request up to $100,000 per year direct costs for salary (plus fringe benefits) and up to $50,000 per year direct costs for research development costs. Additional information on these awards can be found at the NIGMS Web page: http://www.nigms.nih.gov/Training/CareerDev/MentoredClinicalCareer.htm.

Salary Support: Up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

Research Support: Up to $50,000 per year.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Scientific/Research:
Erica Rosemond, Ph.D.
Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science
National Institute of Mental Health
6001 Executive Blvd., Room 7195
Bethesda, MD 20892-9645
Phone: (301) 443-3107
Email: rosemonde@mail.nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management:
Rebecca Claycamp, MS, CRA
Chief, Grants Management Officer
6001 Executive Blvd, MSC 9605
Bethesda, MD  20892-9605
Phone: (301) 443-2811
Email: rclaycam@mail.nih.gov

NIMH Specific Information:

The NIMH supports a broad spectrum of basic and translational research, including basic neuroscience, human genetics, adult and developmental translational research, services and intervention research, and AIDS-related research (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/organization/nimh-extramural-research-programs.shtml).  Eligibility for the K08 is limited to individuals with no more than 6 years of postdoctoral experience at the time of application (either the initial or resubmission application). The NIMH will generally limit support to no more than 4 years. The requested duration of support should be appropriately justified, taking into consideration prior research experience and the proposed mentored career development goals that are essential for developing an independent, NIMH-funded research program. See NOT-MH-13-001 and http://www.nimh.nih.gov/research-funding/training/career-development-programs-k-series.shtml for further details about NIMH’s support for K programs. An application must include a strong and credible plan for the candidate’s transition to research independence, including milestones, and evidence of significant institutional commitment to the continued development of the K08 candidate as an independent researcher at the applicant institution. Applicants are expected to plan to apply for independent research support during the later years of their mentored career award. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Institute career development staff (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/research-funding/training/contacts-for-research-training-and-career-development-programs.shtml) before preparing an application to discuss the relevance of the proposed research to the Institute’s current research priorities and for guidance on the proposed research and career development plans.

Salary Support:
Up to $90,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

Research Support: Up to $50,000 per year.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Scientific/Research:
Stephen Korn, Ph.D.
6001 Executive Blvd, Room 2186
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: (301) 496-4188
Email: korns@ninds.nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management:
Donna James
Grants Management Branch
6001 Executive Blvd., NSC/Rm. 3249
Bethesda, MD 20892-9537
Phone: (301) 496-9231
Email: jamesd@mail.nih.gov

NINDS Specific Information:

This program is intended to support applicants with a clinical doctoral degree, who are licensed to practice clinically, that are within 3 years of completing their clinical training (which is defined as sequential years of residency training and clinical fellowships). Applicants that are beyond 3 years post clinical training must obtain prior written approval from Director of Training and Career Development to be eligible for this program. Please see the NINDS training website for additional NINDS-specific information: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/areas/training_and_career_development/index.htm.

Salary Support: Up to $95,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

Research Support: Up to $50,000 per year.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

Scientific/Research:
Alberto L. Rivera-Rentas, Ph.D.
Program Director
HIV/AIDS, Training, and Special Populations Portfolios
Division of Extramural Research
National  Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Tel: (301) 443-8372
Fax: 301-480-3621
Email: riverara@mail.nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management:
George Tucker, M.B.A.
Chief Grants Management Officer
6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 401, MSC 5475
Bethesda, MD 20892-5475
Phone: (301) 594-9102
Email: gt35v@nih.gov

NCCAM Specific Information:

NCCAM uses the Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08) program to support individuals with a clinical/health-professional doctorate in supervised career development experiences in biomedical, behavioral, or translational fields that lead to research independence.

  • Salary Support: Up to $75,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
  • Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.
  • Before the application receipt date, investigators are strongly encouraged to discuss their proposed research interest with an NCCAM Program Officer in the specific scientific area and/or intervention that is closely-related to the proposed project to confirm its relevance to NCCAM's mission and research priorities. A list of NCCAM program officials can be found at http://nccam.nih.gov/grants/contact#area
  • Applications should clearly demonstrate that the investigator has the appropriate background and expertise to conduct the proposed research under the mentor(s) guidance and that the mentor(s) is/are fully committed to the project's completion.
  • Applications proposing the use of natural products or devices in an interventional research project should explicitly describe the status of the Investigational New Drug (IND) or Investigational Device Exemption (IDE). Applicants interested in natural products research are encouraged to review NCCAM's Natural Product Integrity Policy.
  • Applicants are strongly encouragedto provide clear evidence that adequate resources are available at the institution for the successful completion of the proposed research project. Applications (particularly those proposing a human research project or proposing additional or new recruitment in conjunction with an existing clinical study) should include explicit statements from the institution and the mentor(s) addressing the following:
    1. Commitment to and support for the development of the applicant as an independent research investigator;
    2. Detailed information about who will provide the necessary resources;
    3. Funding source and amount of additional funding (as needed);
    4. Support staff available and committed to the project;
    5. Allocation of sufficient protected time for the K awardee to conduct the research;
    6. Availability of biostatistical support for the duration of the study - including the planning period; and
    7. A contingency plan (for the institution and mentor) for completion of the study in the event the awardee leaves the institution earlier than the end date of the award.

Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS)

Scientific/Research:
Dr. Rebecca Costello
Office of Dietary Supplements, NIH
6100 Executive Blvd., Rm. 3B01
Bethesda, MD 20892-7517
Phone: 301-435-3605
FAX: 301-480-1845
Email: costellb@od.nih.gov  

Financial/Grants Management:
Tammy Dickinson
6100 Executive Blvd., Rm. 2B03
Bethesda, MD 20892-7517
Phone: 301-402-2911
FAX: 301-480-7660
Email: dickinst@od.nih.gov  

ODS Specific Information:

ODS does not receive applications, and does not fund applications directly, but provides funds to other ICs to support areas aligned with the mission of ODS.

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