Grants and Funding
Mentored Quantitative Research Development Award (Parent K25) (PA-11-196)
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.  
Cancer Training Branch
Email: jakowles@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 K25 is aimed at fostering the research careers of scientists in quantitative disciplines who are committed to developing research programs in understanding human biology and human disease as it relates to the etiology, pathogenesis, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.  NCI requires that the K25 applicant identify a mentor whose research is cancer relevant.

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

Research Support: Up to $40,000 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 Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Scientific/Research:
Drew E. Carlson, Ph.D.
Program Director
Office of Research Training and Career Development
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, NHLBI (responding for all NHLBI programmatic Divisions)
Rockledge II Building, Room 8142
6701 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7940
Bethesda, MD 20892-7940
Telephone: (301) 435-0535
FAX: (301) 480-7404
Email: carlsonde@nhlbi.nih.gov

Wayne C. Wang, Ph.D.
Program Director
Office of Research Training and Career Development
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, NHLBI (responding for all NHLBI programmatic Divisions)
Rockledge II Building, Room 8140
6701 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7940
Bethesda, MD 20892-7940
Telephone: (301) 435-0535
FAX: (301) 480-7404
Email: wangwc@nhlbi.nih.gov

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

NHLBI Specific Information:

Please refer to http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/training/index.htm for specific information on NHLBI programs and career development policies.

NHLBI has a 6 year limit of cumulative support on institutional and mentored Ks (e.g., K12 or KL2 plus the K25).

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

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

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

Scientific/Research:
Bettie J. Graham, Ph.D.
Program Director
Suite 4076
5635 Fishers Lane
Rockville , MD 20852
Phone: (301) 496-7531
Email: Bettie_graham@nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management:
Cheryl Chick
Chief Grants Management Officer
Suite 4076
5635 Fishers Lane
Rockville , MD 20852
Phone: (301) 435-7858
Email: ChickC@mail.nih.gov

NHGI Specific Information:

Prospective applicants are encourage to read: Charting a course for genomic medicine from base pairs to bedside, published February 10, 2011 in Nature (http://www.genome.gov/Pages/About/Planning/2011NHGRIStrategicPlan.pdf) to familiarize themselves with the research areas of interest to the Institute.  

NHGRI is interested in supporting the career development of individuals interested in the development of (1) technology, methods and bioinformatics tools to analyze high throughput genomic and proteomic datasets and (2) resources for genomic and proteomics analyses.
Program Directors (http://www.genome.gov/12010674) are available to discuss with potential applicants their concept for this initiative during the development stages of the application.

Salary Support: Up to Executive Level I annually.

Research Support: Up to $50,000 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 $40,000 per year.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Scientific/Research:
John Matochik, Ph.D.
Division of Neuroscience and Behavior
5635 Fishers Lane
Bethesda , MD 20892-9304
Phone: 301-451-7319
Email: jmatochi@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. Training opportunities under this announcement include mentored research in the social, behavioral, biological and mathematical 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 $90,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

Research Support: Up to $40,000 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 $75,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

Research Support: Up to $20,000 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 $25,000 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 $90,000 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 (http://www.nidcd.nih.gov) supports the career development of faculty-level investigators (or the equivalent, in non-academic research institutions) from quantitative scientific and engineering backgrounds without sustained involvement in biomedical or behavioral research who wish to focus their research programs on hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech or language.  Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the NIDCD Research Training Officer to discuss their applications early in its planning stages.

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 NIDCD Research Training Officer to discuss their applications early in its planning stages.

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

Research Support: Up to $50,000 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:

Supports career development of investigators with quantitative scientific and engineering backgrounds outside of biology or medicine who wish to focus their research on basic, clinical or behavioral biomedical research related to dental, oral and craniofacial health.

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.

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:
Marilyn F. Rosendorf
Rm 723
Phone: (301) 402-4625
Email: rosendorfm@mail.nih.gov

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

NIDDK Specific Information:

The NIDDK wishes to encourage scientists to enter biomedical research areas important to the NIDDK:  diabetes, endocrinology, metabolic diseases, obesity, nutrition, digestive and liver diseases, kidney and urological disorders, and hematologic diseases.  Information on the NIDDK K25 can be found at http://www2.niddk.nih.gov/Funding/TrainingCareerDev/k25.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 $40,000 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
Deputy Chief Grants Management Officer
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 4218, MSC 9560
Bethesda, MD 20892-9560
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.

The NIDA contribution to the principal investigator's salary for K25 will be up to 100% of the Principal Investigator's institutional base annual salary, up to a maximum of $90K, commensurate with the actual level of effort.

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 and career development experiences 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 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.  Applications must include as part of the justification the specific human disease, dysfunction, pathophysiologic condition, or relevant human biologic process altered, and the specific environmentally relevant toxicant.  Examples of environmentally relevant toxicants 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, and infectious or parasitic agents.  Ecologic, biomonitoring, biotransformation or biodegradation studies are also not responsive.  Applications from individuals with backgrounds in chemistry or environmental engineering will only be responsive when the degree and previous research are in the physical sciences, with essentially no biological or biochemical experience.  The intent of the application is to allow quantitative scientists to apply their research expertise to biological problems; therefore, career development programs must propose to develop expertise in biological applications, and any program proposing additional training in quantitative areas will be considered non-responsive.  Applications must demonstrate a significant career shift.  Preference will be given to candidates whose mentor has NIEHS research grant support.

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

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

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Scientific/Research:
Amy L. Swain, Ph.D.
Division of Biomedical Technology, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Building 45, Rm 1AN12N
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: (301) 451-6446
Email: swaina@mail.nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management:
Ms. Grace Olascoaga
Chief Grants Management Officer
Room 2AN32C
45 Center Drive, MSC 6200
Bethesda , MD 20892-6200
Phone: (301) 594-5135
Email: olascoag@nigms.nih.gov

NIGMS Specific Information:

NIGMS limits the K25 award to individuals with little or no biological research experience or training who hold independent positions in physics, mathematics, statistics, computer science, or engineering equivalent to a tenure-track faculty position.  Awards at the postdoctoral level may be made for especially talented individuals with doctoral degrees in physics, mathematics, statistics, computer science, or engineering who wish to enter the field of systems biology (http://www.nigms.nih.gov/Training/CareerDev/).  However, Individuals who are interested in postdoctoral positions and do not fit these criteria are encouraged to apply for a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award individual postdoctoral fellowship http://www.nigms.nih.gov/Training/IndivPostdoc/.

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

Research Support: Up to $40,000 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:

NINDS uses this mechanism to support the career development of investigators with quantitative scientific and engineering backgrounds outside of biology or medicine, such as mathematics, statistics, computer science, informatics, physics, chemistry, and engineering. Interested candidates should refer to the NINDS website for more information: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/postdoc.htm#k25 and contact the NINDS Director of Training and Career Development with questions.

Salary Support: Up to $85,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

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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