Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (Parent K23) (PA-14-049)

Table of IC-Specific Information, Requirements and Staff Contacts

Release Date: December 19, 2013
Expiration Date: January 8, 2017

 

 

NIH Institute or Center Contacts

Institute/Center Specific Information

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Scientific Program Contact:
Susan E. Lim, Ph.D.
Phone: 240-276-5630
Email: lims@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Barbara J. Liesenfeld
Phone: 240-276-6294
Email: liesenfb@mail.nih.gov

NCI-Specific Information:

The NCI K23 award provides support and “protected time” to non-tenured clinician-scientists interested in mentored patient-oriented cancer research. Candidates must have a clinical degree and practice clinically. Documentation of active licensure must be included in the application.
Individuals conducting mentored clinical research in cancer prevention, control, behavioral sciences, or the population sciences should also refer to the NCI K07, the "Prevention, Control, Behavioral and Population Sciences Career Development Award." See http://www.cancer.gov/researchandfunding/cancertraining/outsidenci/k07.
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 and NIH requirements can be found on http://www.cancer.gov/researchandfunding/cancertraining/outsidenci/k23.
Award start dates are determined by the availability of NCI funds and may not occur until after the earliest possible start date.

Salary Support: Up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $30,000 per year. 

 

National Eye Institute (NEI)

Scientific Program Contact:
Neeraj Agarwal, Ph.D.             
Phone: (301) 451-2020
Email: agarwalnee@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
William W. Darby
Phone: (301) 451-2020
Email: wwd@nei.nih.gov

NEI Specific Information:

The NEI will not accept K-series applications which propose to conduct a new, free-standing clinical trial or clinical study. Clinician scientists seeking experience in the conduct of clinical trials or clinical studies should instead propose an ancillary study within an on-going research program. NEI policy regarding support of clinical trials and large multi-centered clinical studies is described at the link below: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-EY-09-001.html.

Salary Support: Up to the legislative cap plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Usually $25,000, but with sufficient justification can be up to $50,000 per year.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Scientific Program Contact:
Sandra Colombini Hatch, MD
Phone: (301) 435-0222
Email: hatchs@nhlbi.nih.gov

Traci Heath Mondoro, PhD
Phone: (301) 435-0052
Email: mondorot@nhlbi.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Mr. Mark Wilkison
Phone: (301) 435-0184
Email:  wilkisonm@nhlbi.nih.gov

NHLBI Specific Information:

NHLBI will use a streamlined review process. 
NHLBI requires an IRB-approved data and safety monitoring plan for: (1) all clinical trials regardless of phase, and (2) all clinical research with greater than minimal risk.

NHLBI accepts applications from candidates holding a D.S.W.

NHLBI has a 6 year limit of cumulative support on institutional and mentored Ks (e.g., K12 or KL2 plus the K23).

Salary Support: Up to $75,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $30,000 per year. With a strong rationale in the Budget Justification, up to $50,000 per year may be requested.

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Scientific Program Contact:
Chyren Hunter, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 496-9322
Email: Hunterc@nia.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Ms. Traci Lafferty, NIA
Phone: (301) 496-1472
Email: lafferT@nia.nih.gov

NIA Specific Information:

Salary Support: Up to 75,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: $25,000 normally, but up to $50,000 when the costs generated by the patient-oriented research protocol(s) require these funds. A justification is required in the application.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Scientific Program Contact:
Deidra Roach, M.D.
Phone: (301) 443-5820
Email: droach@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Judy Fox
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 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. 

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 Program Contact:
Katrin Eichelberg, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-496-0818
Email: ke39x@nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Chernay Mason
Phone: (301) 435-2068
Email: Chernay.Mason@nih.gov

NIAID Specific Information:

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 Program Contact:
Amanda Taylor Boyce, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-594-5055
Email: boycea@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Yen Thach
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 Program Contact:
Zeynep Erim, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 451-4797
Email: erimz@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Florence Turska 
Phone: (301) 451-4782 
Email: turskaf@mail.nih.gov

NIBIB Specific Information:

NIBIB will fund K23 awards for 3 or 4 years.  Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Program Director listed on the left to determine if their application is appropriate for a K23 award through the NIBIB

More information on this and other NIBIB Career Awards can be found at http://www.nibib.nih.gov/training-careers/junior-investigator
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 Program Contact:
Dennis A. Twombly, Ph.D.
Phone:  301-451-3371
Email:  dtwombly@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Bryan S. Clark, MBA 
Phone: (301) 435-6975
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/by-nichd/pages/index.aspx. 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 Program Contact:
Daniel A. Sklare, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 496-1804
Email: sklared@nidcd.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Mr. Christopher Myers
Phone: (301) 402-0909
Email: myersc@mail.nih.gov

NIDCD Specific Information:

NIDCD K23 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-13-057), if needed, to demonstrate the feasibility of the research to be proposed in their K23 applications.

The NIDCD has the following special requirements for its K23 applicants:

  • In general, the primary sponsor of the K23 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 to facilitate regular face-to-face contact in the mentoring relationship. However, when the appropriate primary mentor is not within proximity to the candidate, the NIDCD will consider longer-distance mentoring relationships, facilitated by videoconferencing and other communication modalities, with appropriate justification.  In such cases, a secondary sponsor at the home institution shall be named.
  • 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 2 and 4 of the K23 award.   A report of the external advisory committee shall be incorporated into the mentor’s report of the (noncompeting) continuation progress report for Years 3 and 5 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 Program Contact prior to preparing an application.

Salary Support: Up to $105,000 plus fringe benefits
Research Support: Up to $80,000 per year.

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

Scientific Program Contact:
Lynn Mertens King, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-594-5006
Email: lynn.king@nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Dede Rutberg, MBA
Phone: (301) 594-4798
Email: rutbergd@mail.nih.gov

NIDCR Specific Information:

NIDCR sponsors the K23 Career Development Award to ensure training of highly qualified dentists or other clinicians in patient-oriented oral health research relevant to the NIDCR Strategic Plan.  Prospective candidates 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 PhD 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 clinician-scientists. The NIDCR will not provide support for clinical specialty training under this program.  The NIDCR will not accept Career Development Award applications which propose to conduct a multisite clinical study, a clinical trial, or clinical biomarker evaluation study. Clinician scientists seeking experience in the conduct of clinical trials or biomarker evaluation studies should instead propose an ancillary study within an on-going research program. For NIDCR policy regarding support of clinical trials and biomarker evaluation studies, see NOT-DE-11-002 New NIDCR Policy: Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trials Include Biomarker Clinical Evaluation Studies.  Individuals who have been appointed to a tenure-track faculty position supported by a 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 Program Contact:
Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases
James F. Hyde, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 594-7692
Email: HydeJ@mail.nih.gov

Digestive & Liver Diseases, Nutrition and Obesity
Judith Podskalny, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 594-8876
Email: PodskalnyJ@mail.nih.gov

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

Grants Management Contact:
Marilyn F. Rosendorf
Phone: (301) 402-4625
Email: rosendorfm@mail.nih.gov

NIDDK Specific Information:

The NIDDK wishes to promote the training of clinical/translational investigators who, in addition to being excellent physicians, are well-trained researchers. NIDDK limits support to a maximum of 6 years of combined institutional K (K12 or KL2) plus K23 funding.  Information on the NIDDK K23 can be found at http://www2.niddk.nih.gov/Funding/TrainingCareerDev/K23.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: Usually $25,000, but with sufficient justification can be up to $50,000.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Scientific Program Contact:
Mimi M. Ghim, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 443-6071
Email: ghimm@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Carol Alderson
Phone: (301) 933-6196
Email: ca10h@nih.gov

NIDA Specific Information:

NIDA utilizes the K23 to assist new investigators after postdoctoral training to gain additional supervised experience in order to become independent research scientists in activities directly relevant to the mission of NIDA. 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 Program Contact:
Carol Shreffler, Ph.D.
Phone: (919) 541-1445
Email: Shreffl1@niehs.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Lisa Edwards
Phone: (919) 541-0751
Email: archer@niehs.nih.gov

NIEHS Specific Information:

The mission of the NIEHS is distinguished from that of other Institutes by its focus on research programs seeking to link the effects of environmental exposures to the cause, moderation, or prevention of a human disease, disorder, or biological process.  Examples of environmentally relevant toxicants include, but are not limited to, industrial chemicals or manufacturing byproducts, metals, pesticides, herbicides, air pollutants and other inhaled toxicants, particulates or fibers, fungal, bacterial or biologically derived toxins.

Salary Support: 75% of Institutional Salary Base, up to legislated cap, plus fringe benefits, per year.
Research Support: Up to $40,000 per year.

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Scientific Program Contact:
Anesthesiology
Phone: 301-594-3827
Alison Cole, Ph.D.
Email: colea@nigms.nih.gov

Clinical Pharmacology
Richard Okita, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-594-3827
Email: okitar@nigms.nih.gov

Sepsis, Innate Immunity and Inflammation
Sarah Dunsmore, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-594-3827
Email: dunsmores@nigms.nih.gov

Trauma and Burn Injury
Scott Somers, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-594-3827
Email: somerss@nigms.nih.gov

Wound Healing
Scott Somers, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-594-3827
Email: somerss@nigms.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Erica West
Phone: 301- 594 -3917
Email: weste@nigms.nih.gov

NIGMS Specific Information:

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) will accept applications for the Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23) in the areas of anesthesiology, clinical pharmacology, sepsis, innate immunity and inflammation, trauma and burn injury, and wound healing research. NIGMS offers the K23 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 at the left 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/.
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 Program Contact:
Mark Chavez, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 443-8942
Email: mchavez1@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Rita Sisco
Phone: (301) 443-2805
Email: siscor@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 K23 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 K23 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.
  • It is recommended that NIMH Mentored K applicants proposing clinical trials review the following guidance: (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/funding/training/career-development-programs-k-series.shtml#12)
  • 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 Program Contact:
Stephen Korn, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 496-4188
Email: korns@ninds.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Donna James
Phone: (301) 496-9231
Email: jamesd@mail.nih.gov

NINDS Specific Information:

The NINDS supports researchers who propose to conduct biomedical research in areas of high priority/public health significance to neurological sciences.  This mechanism provides support for a period of supervised study and research for professionals who are licensed to practice clinically (MD or equivalent) and who have the potential to develop into productive clinical investigators, with a focus on patient-oriented research in neurological sciences. Please see the NINDS training website http://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/areas/training_and_career_development/index.htm for additional information.

Candidates for the K23 (other than neurosurgeons) must devote a minimum of 75% full time professional effort to research and career development activities associated with the K award. The letter of institutional commitment should include a description of the candidate’s non-research responsibilities according to the following: 1/2 day = 10% of the 5 day workweek, 1 month = 8% of the year, time on call for clinical duty is not protected time for research. If there is overlapping time between clinical and research responsibilities, this should be clarified.

Neurosurgeons must devote a minimum of 50% full time professional effort to research and career development activities associated with the K award. The letter of institutional commitment should describe, as above, the specific allocation of time (on a weekly and/or monthly basis) devoted to K award activities and clinical and other non-K award activities.

Salary Support: Up to $95,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $50,000 per year.

National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

Scientific Program Contact:
David Banks, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.S.W., RN
Phone: (301) 496-9558
Email: Banksdh@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Lawrence Haller
Phone: (301) 402-1878
E-mail: hallerl@mail.nih.gov

NINR Specific Information:

NINR encourages mentored patient-oriented research in the areas of symptom management, pulmonary, critical care, trauma, reproductive health, genetics, epigenetics, behavioral research, incorporation of advanced technology and end-of-life and palliative care. As our science grows, NINR is focusing on ways to stimulate its future development by incorporating new tools and analytical approaches such as informatics and meta-analyses. The role of interdisciplinary research teams is a priority and will continue to increase. The Institute is committed to training new investigators, with attention to the areas of greatest need and to strategies for encouraging young investigators and members of groups underrepresented in science.

NINR limits the length of the K23 award to a 3-year period and generally considers career development applications only from research doctorate-prepared applicants who have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in nursing. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Program Director responsible for their research area listed on the NINR website  
Additional information about NINR funding mechanisms is available from http://www.ninr.nih.gov/.

Salary Support: Up to $75, 000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

Scientific Program Contact:
Alberto L. Rivera-Rentas, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 443-8372
Email: riverara@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
George Tucker, M.B.A.
Phone: (301) 594-9102
Email: gt35v@nih.gov

NCCAM Specific Information:

NCCAM uses the K23 program to support individuals with a clinical/health-professional doctorate in supervised career development experiences in research conducted with human subjects that lead to research independence.

  • 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 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.
  • 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:
    • Detailed information about who will provide the necessary resources;
    • Funding source and amount of additional funding (as needed);
    • Support staff available and committed to the project;
    • Allocation of sufficient protected time for the K awardee to conduct the research;
    • Availability of biostatistical support for the duration of the study - including the planning period; and
    • 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.
Salary Support: Up to $75,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.

Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS)

Scientific Program Contact:
Dr. Rebecca Costello
Phone: 301-435-3605
Email: costellb@od.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Tammy Dickinson
Phone: 301-402-2911
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.