Grants and Funding
Mentored Quantitative Research Development Award (Parent K25) (PA-14-048)
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:
Sonia B. Jakowlew, Ph.D.  
Phone: 240-276-5630
Email: jakowles@mail.nih.gov

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

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.
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 $40,000 per year.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Scientific Program Contact:
Wayne C. Wang, Ph.D. (responding for all NHLBI programmatic Divisions)
Phone: (301) 435-0535
Email: wangwc@nhlbi.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Mr. Mark Wilkison
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 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
7201 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 2N-212
Phone: (301) 496-1472
Email: lafferT@nia.nih.gov

NIA Specific Information:

See: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/dea/research-training-and-career-award-support.

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 Program Contact:
John Matochik, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-451-7319
Email: jmatochi@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. 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.

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 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 $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 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 K25 awards only 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 K25 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 $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 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 (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.

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 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:

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 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

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

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 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:

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 Program Contact:
Paul Brazhnik, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 451-6446
Email: brazhnikp@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Ms. Grace Olascoaga
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.

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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