Grants and Funding
Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (Parent K24) (PA-14-047)
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 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.

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

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

NHLBI Specific Information:

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

NHLBI will only accept new K24 applications 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.

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:

For additional information, please go to: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/dea/research-training-and-career-award-support  

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 Program Contact:
Diedra 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 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 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:

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

Grants Management Contact:
Yen Thach
Grants Management Specialist
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.

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, M.B.A.
Phone: (301) 435-6975
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/by-nichd/pages/index.aspx.

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 researchers. 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 Program 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 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 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 Program 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 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:
Aricia M. Ajosa, MPA
Phone: (301) 594-9023
Email: ajosea@mail.nih.gov

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

Grants Management Contact:
Carol Alderson
Phone: (301) 594-5614
Email: ca10h@nih.gov

NIDA Specific Information:

NIDA limits support under this mechanism to 10 aggregate years. Thus, if an applicant has had 5 years of K24 support from another NIH IC, the applicant will be eligible for only 5 years of K24 support from NIDA (i.e., renewals or type 2 applications will not be accepted). Potential applicants are encouraged to contact their NIDA program official to determine eligibility and 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 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:

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 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:

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

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. 

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 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:

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

Grants Management Contact:
Lawrence Haller
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 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:

The NIH Parent K24 is being refocused at NCCAM to include a strong preference for a partnership with a 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 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.

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