Grants and Funding
Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (Parent K24) (PA-11-195)
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:
Susan E. Lim, Ph.D.
Program Director
Email: lims@mail.nih.gov

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

NCI-Specific Information:

The NCI K24 award provides support and “protected time” to Associate Professor level clinician-scientists to expand their patient-oriented cancer research and to mentor junior clinician-scientists.

The applicant must be the Principal Investigator (PI) of an R01, or R01-like, peer-reviewed cancer-focused research grant at the time of application. This research grant must be active for at least two remaining years at the time of K24 application. The PI is expected to maintain such research grant support during the project period.

For the NCI K24, R01-like research funding includes peer-reviewed research grants from other federal sources and private foundations.  The award duration must be for at least 3 years with a minimum of $150,000 direct costs per year. Grants under a no-cost extension do not qualify.

Additional NCI- specific information/requirements can be found on http://www.cancer.gov/researchandfunding/cancertraining/outsidenci/K24/specialnotes.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact the Program Director prior to the application to determine eligibility.

Salary Support: Up to the maximum legislative salary cap plus fringe benefits per year for 25-50% effort.

Research Support: Up to $50,000 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:

Funding Mechanisms Supported by NEI: http://www.nei.nih.gov/funding/neifm.asp.

Salary Support: Up to the maximum legislative salary cap plus fringe benefits per year, for 25-50% effort.

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

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Scientific/Research:
Sandra Colombini Hatch, M.D.
Medical Officer
Lung Biology and Disease Branch, Division of Lung Diseases
6701 Rockledge Drive, Suite 10162, MSC 7952
Bethesda , MD 20892-7952
Phone: (301) 435-0222
Email: hatchs@nhlbi.nih.gov  

Financial/Grants Management:
Mr. Mark Wilkison
Grants Management Specialist
Office of Grants Management
Division of Extramural Research Activities, NHLBI
6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 7160F, MSC 7926
Bethesda, MD 20892-7926
Phone: (301)  435-0184
Email:
wilkisonm@nhlbi.nih.gov

NHLBI Specific Information:

Please see NOT-HL-11-133 for additional guidance.

Beginning with New (Type 1) K24 applications submitted to NHLBI for the application date of February 12, 2011 and beyond, the total maximum length of K24 support will be 5 years. NHLBI will not accept Renewal (Type 2) applications for these K24s. NHLBI will accept Renewal (Type 2) applications for K24s that were awarded in FY 2010 (last day September 30, 2010) or earlier.

NHLBI will only accept new K24 applications submitted to NHLBI February 12, 2011 and thereafter that request 3.0 calendar months' effort (25%). Applications requesting above 25% effort will not be reviewed.

Salary Support: Up to the maximum legislative salary cap plus fringe benefits per year, for 25% effort.

Research Support: Up to $50,000 per year.
(See NHLBI Specific Information below for additional information regarding Research Development Support.)

Research Development Support: NHLBI will begin in Fiscal Year 2009 to allow up to $50,000 for research development support for Type 1 and 2 K24 applications only (noncompeting grants will not be included).

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:

For additional information, please go to: http://www.nia.nih.gov/GrantsAndTraining/CareerDevelopment.htm.

Salary Support: Up to the maximum legislative salary cap plus fringe benefits per year, for 25-50% effort.

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

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Scientific/Research:
Diedra Roach, M.D.
Division of Treatment and Recovery Research
5635 Fishers Lane
Bethesda, MD 20892-9304
Phone: (301) 443-5820
Email: droach@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 investigators in alcohol-related research.  Career development  opportunities under this announcement include patient-oriented research in the social, behavioral, biomedical, and biological sciences as related to alcohol abuse and alcoholism.  Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate institute staff prior to preparing an application.  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 the maximum legislative salary cap plus fringe benefits per year, for 25-50% effort.

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:

Career Development Awards

Salary Support: Up to the maximum legislative salary cap plus fringe benefits per year, for 25-50% effort.

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 the maximum legislative salary cap plus fringe benefits per year, for 25-50% effort.

Research Support: Up to $50,000 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:

For additional information, please go to: http://www.nibib.nih.gov/Training/CareerLevel#K24

NIBIB contribution toward research costs are solely for costs associated with the development and implementation of mentoring activities. Applicants requesting costs for mentoring expenses must provide a detailed justification for the request.  Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Program Director listed above to determine if their application is appropriate to NIBIB and to verify their eligibility.

Salary Support: Up to the maximum legislative salary cap plus fringe benefits per year, for 25-50% effort.

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

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

Scientific/Research:
Dennis A. Twombly, Ph.D.
Extramural Training Officer
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Extramural Policy
National Institutes of Health
6100 Executive Boulevard, Room 2C01
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7510
Rockville, MD  20852 (for express/courier service; non-USPS service)
Phone:  301-451-3371
FAX:  301-480-2400
Email: dtwombly@mail.nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management:
Bryan S. Clark, M.B.A.
Chief Grants Management Officer
6100 Executive Boulevard
Room 8A01, MSC 7510
Bethesda, MD 20892
Rockville, MD  20852 (for express/courier service; non-USPS service)
Telephone: (301) 435-6975
FAX: (301) 402-0915
Email: clarkb1@mail.nih.gov

NICHD Specific Information:

Research Scope  –  NICHD offers research career development awards in areas relevant to 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.

Purpose –  NICHD encourages outstanding mentors, with national reputations in areas of research supported by the NICHD, to apply for a K24 award. Associate Professors and Full Professors are eligible. Applicants must describe their current commitments and justify the need for additional protected research time. They must also describe their qualifications to serve as a mentor in patient-oriented research and explain how the K24 award will enable mentoring activities that are above and beyond normal expectations for the applicant's position. The K24 award is intended to promote mentoring of patient-oriented research. The award may not be used to support mentoring that is already associated with the PI's on-going research projects or to support mentoring of clinical training. Competing renewal applications are not accepted.

Grant Support - Eligibility for a K24 award is limited to those who have an active NICHD grant at the time of award. Applicants must be a named PD/PI on an R01 or equivalent grant or on a sub-project of a multi-component research project. PD/PIs on R03 or R21 grants are not eligible. At the time of the award, the K24 project period should overlap by at least two years with the NICHD research project grant support (excluding any period of no-cost extension). If the qualifying grant lapses during the K24 project period, the K24 support may be continued for one year after the lapse so the PI can obtain new or renewal funding. If no additional support has been obtained at that time, NICHD may terminate the K24 award. The research portion of the K24 award may include adding a new component to an already existing research project or it may be directed towards a new research area. The K24 research plan should not merely duplicate the aims of other funded projects.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to consult the Scientific/Research Contact to determine their eligibility and appropriateness for this program.

Salary Support: Up to the maximum legislative salary cap plus fringe benefits per year, for 25-50% effort.

Research Support: Up to $50,000 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 encourages established clinician-investigators having strong research records in areas within its scientific mission to apply for the K24. In addition to Associate Professors, individuals who have been promoted expeditiously to full-Professor based primarily on their clinical teaching skills, as is common in clinical academic departments, may remain eligible for the K24 at NIDCD. 

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to consult the Program Director listed as the Scientific/Research Contact to determine their eligibility and appropriateness for this program.

Salary Support: Up to the maximum legislative salary cap plus fringe benefits per year, for 25-50% effort.

Research Support: Up to $50,000 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

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

NIDDK address:
6707 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20892-5458

NIDDK Specific Information:

NIDDK encourages outstanding mentors, with national reputations in an area of clinical/translational research supported by the NIDDK, to apply for the K24.  In addition to Associate Professors, individuals who have been promoted expeditiously to full Professor based solely on their clinical skills may remain eligible for the K24 at NIDDK.  Consult with program staff to determine eligibility.

Information on the NIDDK K24 can be found at http://www2.niddk.nih.gov/Funding/TrainingCareerDev/k24.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 the maximum legislative salary cap plus fringe benefits per year, for 25-50% effort.

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

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 NIDA's budget/salary guidelines at NOT-DA-06-013 and NOT-DA-08-039.

Salary Support: Up to the maximum legislative salary cap plus fringe benefits per year, for 25-50% effort.

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:

Careers & Training: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/careers/.

Salary Support: Up to the maximum legislative salary cap plus fringe benefits per year, for 25-50% effort.

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

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Scientific/Research:
Mark Chavez, Ph.D.
6001 Executive Blvd., Room 7101
Bethesda, MD 20892-9632
Phone: (301) 443-8942
Email: mchavez1@mail.nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management:
Rita Sisco
6001 Executive Blvd.
Room 6120, MSC 9605
Bethesda, MD 20892-9605
Phone: (301) 443-2805
Email: siscor@mail.nih.gov

NIMH Specific Information:

NIMH encourages outstanding mentors, with national reputations in an area of research supported by the NIMH and with active, peer-reviewed, independent research support from the NIMH at the time of submission, to apply for a K24 award. Applicants are typically mid-career faculty at the associate professor level. NIMH will not accept new or resubmission applications from full professors. Applicants must describe their current commitments and justify the need for additional protected research and mentoring time. They must also describe their qualifications to serve as a mentor in patient-oriented research and explain how the K24 award will enable mentoring activities that are above and beyond normal expectations for the applicant's position. The K24 award is intended to promote mentoring of patient-oriented research. The award may not be used to support mentoring that is associated with the PI's on-going research projects or to support mentoring of clinical training.  To be eligible, the applicant must be one of the named PIs on an active NIMH R01, R37, P01, P20, P30, P50, UM1, U01, U10, U19, or U54 grant. Investigators who are subproject investigators on NIMH P or U series grants, or who are principal investigators on a subcontract of any other grant mechanism, are not eligible. At the time of the K24 award, sufficient time should remain on the qualifying NIMH research project grant that the K24 project period will overlap by at least two years with the NIMH research project grant support (excluding any period of no-cost extension). If the K24 project period will exceed the project period of funded, independent research grant support, a plan for continued independent research support should be provided in the K24 application. If support for the qualifying NIMH research project grant lapses during the K24 project period, the K24 support may be continued for one year after the lapse in funding to allow for a resubmission of the qualifying research application. If the resubmission is unsuccessful, NIMH may terminate the K24 award at that time.

NIMH will not accept renewal (Type 2) K24 applications.

Scientists who hold a position with committed salary support for research or whose primary responsibility is administrative must demonstrate a compelling need for a K24 award. 

See http://www.nimh.nih.gov/research-funding/training/career-development-programs-k-series.shtml for information about NIMH’s support for K programs.

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact their NIMH program officer to discuss their interests in this program.

Salary Support: Up to the maximum legislative salary cap plus fringe benefits per year, for 25-50% effort.

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:

Please see the NINDS website for additional information: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/postdoc.htm#k24. NINDS has detailed programmatic priorities, especially with regard to the mentoring component, for the K24 award.  See NOT-NS-09-016 for details. Potential applicants should contact the NINDS Director of Training and Career Development with questions.

Salary Support: Up to the maximum legislative salary cap plus fringe benefits per year, for 25-50% effort.

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

National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

Scientific/Research:
David Banks, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.S.W., RN
Program Director, Office of Extramural Programs
National Institute of Nursing Research, NIH
6701 Democracy Blvd., Suite 710
One Democracy Plaza
Bethesda, MD 20892-4870
Telephone: (301) 496-9558
Fax: 301-480-8260 
Email: banksd@mail.nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management:
Lawrence Haller
Office of Grants/Contract Management
6701 Democracy Blvd. Rm. 710
Bethesda, Maryland 20892 Phone: (301) 402-1878
E-mail: hallerl@mail.nih.gov

NINR Specific Information:

The NINR funds this program to enable mid-career health professionals to make awards to individuals research training in specified areas, using the standard NRSA stipend and budgetary levels announced in the NIH guide for Gants & Contracts annually.  NINR supports and conducts clinical and basic research and research training on acute and chronic illness across the life span, focusing on health promotion, disease prevention, health disparities, caregiving, management of symptoms, self-management, genetics, epigenetics , and care at the end of life.  NINR seeks to extend nursing science by integrating the biological and behavioral sciences, applying new technologies to research questions, improving the quality and effectiveness of interventions, and developing research investigators.  In so doing, the NINR is helping to address the critical shortage of faculty, which both contributes to, and is affected by, the increasing gap between the supply and demand in the workforce.

Salary Support: Up to the maximum legislative salary cap plus fringe benefits per year, for 25-50% effort.

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

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

Scientific/Research:
Linda C. Duffy, Ph.D.
HSA - Program Officer, DER
Natural Products Branch
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
National Institutes of Health
6707 Democracy Blvd, Suite 401
Bethesda, MD 20892-5475
(use 20817 for Fedex and other courier services)
phone: (301) 594-1285
Fax: (301) 480-1587
e-mail: duffyl@mail.nih.gov
http://www.nccam.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:

The NIH Parent K24 Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research is being refocused at NCCAM to include a strong preference for a partnership with the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) institutional Consortium. Supplemental information About NCCAM's Use of the NIH Parent K24 Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research Partnership With the Clinical and Translational Science Institutions Consortium is provided in more detail on NCCAM's Training Website: http://nccam.nih.gov/grants/K24supplement.htm

Salary Support: Up to the maximum legislative salary cap plus fringe benefits per year, for 25-50% effort.

Research Support: Up to $50,000 per year

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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