MENTORED RESEARCH SCIENTIST DEVELOPMENT AWARD (K01)

Release Date:  December 2, 1999 (This PA has been reissued, see PA-06-001)
                                (See update, NOT-MH-05-008)
                                (See update, NOT-DA-05-005)
                                (Expiration date extended, see NOT-OD-05-011)
                                (see update NOT-DA-05-001 and addendum NOT-EB-03-003)

PA NUMBER:  PA-00-019

EXPIRATION DATE:  October 4, 2005

National Institute on Aging
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
National Cancer Institute
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Institute of Nursing Research
National Human Genome Research Institute
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
National Center for Research Resources

Special Note:  The NIH institutes and centers implement this award in 
different ways to accommodate the career needs of researchers working in 
fields related to their specific missions.  In the early stages of 
application preparation, all candidates are strongly encouraged to contact 
the prospective NIH awarding component listed at the end of this announcement 
to discuss issues of eligibility and the specific provisions of this award.

PURPOSE

The Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) provides support for 
an intensive, supervised career development experience in one of the 
biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences leading to research 
independence.  Candidates for this award normally must have a research or 
health-professional doctorate and postdoctoral research experience at the 
time of application.  In addition, the candidate must be able to demonstrate 
the need for a three, four, or five-year period of additional supervised 
research as well as the capacity and/or the potential for highly productive 
independent research.  The proposed career development experience must be in 
a research area new to the applicant and/or one in which an additional 
supervised research experience will substantially add to the research 
capabilities of the applicant.  The candidate must provide a plan for 
achieving independent research support by the end of the award period. 

Although most of the NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) use this award to 
support career development experiences which lead to independence, the 
characteristics of the ideal candidate may vary.  Some of the ICs reserve 
this award for individuals who propose to train in a completely new field or 
for individuals who have had a hiatus in their careers because of illness or 
pressing family circumstances.  Other ICs reserve the K01 for faculty from 
underrepresented groups or faculty at minority serving institutions who may 
want to enhance their research skills and knowledge through a period of 
supervised training at a research center.   Finally, some ICs use it to 
support a research experience that will substantially expand the knowledge 
and capabilities of a current postdoctoral scientist.   Therefore, potential 
applicants are strongly advised to contact the appropriate NIH staff contact 
at the end of this announcement to discuss their particular situation before 
developing an application.

HEALTHY PEOPLE 2000

The Public Health Service (PHS) is committed to achieving the health 
promotion and disease prevention objectives of "Healthy People 2000," a PHS 
led national activity for setting priority areas.  This Program Announcement 
(PA), Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01), is related to one 
or more of the priority areas.   Potential applicants may obtain a copy of 
"Healthy People 2000" at http://odphp.osophs.dhhs.gov/pubs/hp2000.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

In general, the candidate must have a research or a health-professional 
doctorate or its equivalent, and must have demonstrated the capacity or 
potential for highly productive independent research in the period after the 
doctorate.  The candidate must identify a mentor with extensive research 
experience.  The candidate must be willing to spend a minimum of 75 percent 
of full-time professional effort conducting research and research career 
development during the entire award period.  The candidate must clearly 
describe the need for intensive research supervision for a period lasting 
three, four, or five years leading to research independence.   All potential 
applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the prospective NIH awarding 
component regarding their eligibility for the K01.

Candidates for the K01, under some circumstances, may have been principal 
investigators on NIH research or career development awards, provided the 
research experience proposed in this application is in a fundamentally new 
field of study or there has been a significant hiatus in their research 
career because of family or other personal obligations.  Also, under some 
circumstances, current principal investigators on NIH research grants may be 
eligible if the proposed research experience is in a fundamentally new field 
of study.  Current principal investigators on NIH career awards are not 
eligible.  A candidate for the K01 award may not have pending nor 
concurrently apply for any other career development award. K01 recipients are 
encouraged to apply for independent research grant support during the period 
of this award.

Applications may be submitted, on behalf of candidates, by domestic, non-
Federal organizations, public or private, such as medical, dental, or nursing 
schools or other institutions of higher education. Minorities, women, and 
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Candidates must be 
U.S. citizens or non-citizen nationals, or must have been lawfully admitted 
for permanent residence by the time of award.  Individuals admitted for 
permanent residence must be able to produce documentation of their 
immigration status such as an Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-551) or some 
other verification of legal admission as a permanent resident.  Non-citizen 
nationals, although not U.S. citizens, owe permanent allegiance to the U.S.  
They are usually born in lands that are not states but are under U.S. 
sovereignty, jurisdiction, or administration.  Individuals on temporary or 
student visas are not eligible for this award.

MECHANISM OF SUPPORT

Awards in response to this PA will use the K01 mechanism.  Planning, 
direction, and execution of the program will be the responsibility of the 
candidate and her/his mentor on behalf of the applicant institution.  The 
project period may be for three, four, or five years and will depend upon the 
number of years of prior research experience, the need for additional 
experiences to achieve independence, and the policy of each particular 
institute or center.  Awards are not renewable.

RESEARCH OBJECTIVES

A. Environment: The institution must have a well-established research and 
clinical career development program and qualified faculty in clinical or 
basic research to serve as mentors.  The institution must be able to 
demonstrate a commitment to the development of the candidate as a productive, 
independent investigator. 

B. Program: The award provides up to  five consecutive 12-month awards. At 
least 75 percent of the recipient's full-time professional effort must be 
devoted to the goals of this award.  The remainder may be devoted to 
clinical, teaching, or other research pursuits consistent with the objectives 
of the award. Both the didactic and the research phases of an award period 
must be designed to develop the necessary knowledge and research skills in 
scientific areas relevant to the career goals of the candidate.  

Because of the focus on progression to independence as a researcher, 
candidates for the K01 should propose a period of study and career 
development consistent with her or his previous research experience. For 
example, a candidate with limited experience in the proposed field of 
research may find a phased developmental program lasting five years that 
includes a designated period of didactic training followed by a period of  
closely supervised research experience the most efficient means of attaining 
independence. A candidate with previous research experience in a related 
field may not require extensive additional didactic preparation and a program 
that focuses on an intensive, supervised research experience may be 
appropriate. All programs must be tailored to meet the individual needs of 
the candidate ensuring that he/she will gain the skills and knowledge 
necessary to carry out high quality health-related research.  The candidate 
and the mentor are jointly responsible for the preparation of the plan for 
this program. The sponsor may form an advisory committee to assist with the 
development of a program of study or to monitor the candidate's progress 
through the career development program. 

C.  Mentor(s): Candidates must name a primary sponsor (or mentor), who 
together with the applicant is responsible for the planning, direction, and 
execution of the program. The mentor should be recognized as an accomplished 
investigator in the proposed research area and have a track record of success 
in training independent investigators. The mentor should have sufficient 
independent research support to cover the costs of the proposed research 
project in excess of the allowable costs of this award. Candidates may also 
nominate co-mentors as appropriate to the goals of the program.  Where 
feasible, women, minority individuals and individuals with disabilities 
should be involved as mentors to serve as role models.  

D. Allowable Costs:

1. Salary:  The NIH will provide salary and fringe benefits for the career 
award recipient. The total salary requested is normally based on a full-time, 
12-month staff appointment.  It must be consistent both with the established 
salary structure at the institution and with salaries actually provided by 
the institution from its own funds to other staff members of equivalent 
qualifications, rank, and responsibilities in the department concerned.  If 
full-time, 12-month salaries are not currently paid to comparable staff 
members, the salary proposed must be appropriately related to the existing 
salary structure.

Salary limits on career awards are not uniform throughout the NIH and are 
determined independently by each component of the NIH. Therefore, prospective 
candidates should contact the NIH institute or center to which the 
application is targeted to ascertain the maximum contribution to the 
candidate's salary.  In no case will the award provide salary in excess of 
the current legislated maximum salary (in fiscal year 1999 the maximum salary 
provided by a federal grant is $125,900).

The institution may supplement the NIH salary contribution up to a level that 
is consistent with the institution's salary scale; however, supplementation 
may not be from Federal funds unless specifically authorized by the Federal 
program from which such funds are derived.   Because the salary amount 
provided by this award is based on the full-time institutional salary, no 
other NIH funds may be used for salary supplementation.   Institutional 
supplementation of salary must not require extra duties or responsibilities 
that would interfere with the purpose of the K01.  Under expanded 
authorities, however, institutions may rebudget funds within the total costs 
awarded to cover salaries consistent with the institution's salary scale up 
to the current legislated maximum salary. 

2. Research Development Support: The amount of research development support 
is not uniform across the NIH and is determined independently by each 
awarding component of the NIH. Therefore, prospective candidates should 
contact the appropriate NIH component listed at the end of this announcement  
to ascertain the maximum contribution to the candidate's research and 
development costs.  These funds may be used for the following expenses:  (a) 
tuition, fees, and books related to career development; (b) research 
expenses, such as supplies, equipment and technical personnel; (c)  travel to 
research meetings or training; (d) statistical and computational services 
including personnel and computer time.   All expenses must be directly 
related to the proposed research career development program.  

3. Ancillary Personnel Support: Salary for mentors, secretarial and 
administrative assistance, etc., is not allowed.

4. Facilities and Administrative Costs:  These costs will be reimbursed at 8 
percent of modified total direct costs.

E. Evaluation:  In carrying out its stewardship of human resource related 
programs, the NIH may begin requesting information essential to an assessment 
of the effectiveness of this program.  Accordingly, recipients are hereby 
notified that they may be contacted after the completion of this award for 
periodic updates on various aspects of their employment history, 
publications, support from research grants or contracts, honors and awards, 
professional activities, and other information helpful in evaluating the 
impact of the program.

F. Other Income: Fees resulting from clinical practice, professional 
consultation, or other comparable activities required by the research and 
research-related activities of this award may not be retained by the career 
award recipient.  Such fees must be assigned to the grantee institution for 
disposition by any of the following methods:

o The funds may be expended by the grantee institution in accordance with the 
NIH policy on supplementation of career award salaries and to provide fringe 
benefits in proportion to such supplementation. Such salary supplementation 
and fringe benefit payments must be within the established policies of the 
grantee institution.
o The funds may be used for health-related research purposes.
o The funds may be paid to miscellaneous receipts of the U.S. Treasury. 
Checks should be made payable to the Department of Health and Human Services, 
NIH and forwarded to the Director, Office of Financial Management, NIH, 
Bethesda, Maryland 20892.  Checks must identify the relevant award account 
and reason for the payment.
o Awardees may retain royalties and fees for activities such as scholarly 
writing, service on advisory groups, or honoraria from other institutions for 
lectures or seminars, provided these activities remain incidental and 
provided that the retention of such pay is consistent with the policies and 
practices of the grantee institution.

Usually, funds budgeted in an NIH supported research or research training 
grant for the salaries or fringe benefits of individuals, but freed as a 
result of a career award, may not be rebudgeted.  The awarding component will 
give consideration to approval for the use of released funds only under 
unusual circumstances.  Any proposed retention of funds released as a result 
of a career award must receive prior written approval of the NIH awarding 
component.

G. Special Leave: Leave to another institution, including a foreign 
laboratory may be permitted if the proposed experience is directly related to 
the purpose of the award.  Only local, institutional approval is required if 
such leave does not exceed 3 months.  For longer periods, prior written 
approval of the NIH funding component is required.  To obtain prior approval, 
the award recipient must submit a letter to the NIH funding component 
describing the plan, countersigned by his or her department head and the 
appropriate institutional official.  A copy of a letter or other evidence 
from the institution where the leave is to be taken must be submitted to 
assure that satisfactory arrangements have been made.  Support from the 
career award will continue during such leave.

Leave without award support may not exceed 12 months.  Such leave requires 
the prior written approval of the NIH funding component and will be granted 
only in unusual situations.  Support from other sources is permissible during 
the period of leave.  Such leave does not reduce the total number of months 
of program support for which an individual is eligible.  

Under unusual and pressing circumstances, an awardee may submit a written 
request to the awarding component requesting a reduction in professional 
effort below 75 percent.   Such requests will be considered on a case-by-case 
basis during the award period.  In no case, will it be permissible to work at 
a rate of less than 50 percent effort.  The nature of the circumstances 
requiring reduced effort might include medical conditions, disability, or 
pressing personal or family situations such as child or elder care.  
Permission to reduce the level of effort will not be approved to accommodate 
other sources of funding, job opportunities, clinical practice, or clinical 
training.   In each situation, the grantee institution must submit 
documentation supporting the need for reduced effort along with assurance of 
a continuing commitment to the scientific development of the awardee.  
Further, the  awardee must submit assurance of his or her intention to return 
to full-time professional effort (at least 75 percent) as soon as possible.  
During the period of reduced effort, the salary and other costs supported by 
the award will be reduced accordingly. 

H. Termination or Change of Institution:  When a grantee institution plans to 
terminate an award, the NIH funding component must be notified in writing at 
the earliest possible time so that appropriate instructions can be given for 
termination. The Director of the NIH may discontinue an award upon 
determination that the purpose or terms of the award are not being fulfilled.  
In the event an award is terminated, the Director of the NIH shall notify the 
grantee institution and career award recipient in writing of this 
determination, the reasons, the effective date, and the right to appeal the 
decision.

Awardees planning a change of institution, must submit to the funding NIH 
component in advance of the change a written request for transfer, 
countersigned by the appropriate institutional business official, describing 
the reasons for the change and including the new sponsor's name and 
biosketch.  The awardee must establish in this request that the specific aims 
of the research program to be conducted at the new institution are within the 
scope of the original peer reviewed research program.  Additionally, the new 
sponsor must have the appropriate research expertise to supervise the program 
and sufficient research  support to ensure continuation of the research 
program to the end of the award.   Staff within the NIH funding component 
will review this request and may require a review by an initial review group 
and/or the appropriate National Advisory Council or Board. Upon approval of 
this request, a new career award application must be submitted by the new 
institution far enough in advance of the requested effective date to permit 
review.  The period of support requested in the new application must be no 
more than the time remaining within the existing award period.  

When a mentor at the grantee institution is to be replaced, the institution 
must submit a letter from the proposed mentor documenting the need for 
substitution, the new mentor's qualifications for supervising the program, 
and the level of support for the candidate's career development.  The letter 
must also document that the specific aims of the research program will remain 
within the scope of the original peer reviewed research program. Staff  
within the NIH funding component will  evaluate the request, and will  notify 
the grantee institution of the results of the evaluation.  

A final progress report, invention statement, and Financial Status Report are 
required upon either termination of an award or relinquishment of an award in 
a change of institution situation.

INCLUSION OF WOMEN AND MINORITIES IN RESEARCH INVOLVING HUMAN SUBJECTS

It is the policy of the NIH that women and members of minority groups and 
their subpopulations must be included in all NIH supported biomedical and 
behavioral research projects involving human subjects, unless a clear and 
compelling rationale and justification is provided that inclusion is 
inappropriate with respect to the health of the subjects or the purpose of 
the research.  This policy results from the NIH Revitalization Act of 1993 
(Section 492B of Public Law 103-43).

All investigators proposing research involving human subjects should read the 
"NIH Guidelines For Inclusion of Women and Minorities as Subjects in Clinical 
Research," which have been published in the Federal Register of March 28, 
1994 (FR 59 14508-14513) and in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts, Vol. 
23, No. 11, March 18, 1994 available on the web at the following URL address:  
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not94-100.html
 
INCLUSION OF CHILDREN AS PARTICIPANTS IN RESEARCH INVOLVING HUMAN SUBJECTS

It is the policy of NIH that children (i.e., individuals under the age of 21) 
must be included in all human subjects research, conducted or supported by 
the NIH, unless there are scientific and ethical reasons not to include them.  
This policy applies to all initial (Type 1) applications submitted for 
receipt dates after October 1, 1998.

All investigators proposing research involving human subjects should read the 
"NIH Policy and Guidelines on the Inclusion of Children as Participants in 
Research Involving Human Subjects" that was published in the NIH Guide for 
Grants and Contracts, March 6, 1998, and is available at the following URL 
address: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not98-024.html

Investigators also may obtain copies of these policies from the program staff 
listed under INQUIRIES.  Program staff may also provide additional relevant 
information concerning the policy.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

This is a generic NIH program announcement for the Mentored Research 
Scientist Development Award (K01). Therefore, all candidates are strongly 
encouraged to contact the staff person in the relevant institute or center 
listed under INQUIRIES. Such contact should occur early in the planning phase 
of application preparation. Such contact will help ensure that applications 
are responsive to the goals and policies of the individual institute or 
center.

Applicants who will be using the resources within a General Clinical Research 
Center (GCRC) during the course of the award are requested to include a 
letter of agreement from either the GCRC program director or the principal 
investigator with the application.

Applications are to be prepared using Section IV of the grant application 
form PHS 398 (rev. 4/98).  Applications will be accepted on or before the 
receipt dates indicated in the application kit.  Forms are available at most 
institutional offices of sponsored research and from the:

Division of Extramural Outreach and Information Resources
National Institutes of Health
6701 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7910
Bethesda, MD 20892-7910
Phone (301) 435-0714
FAX: (301) 480-0525
Email: grantsinfo@nih.gov

Forms are also available on the NIH Website at  
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/phs398.html

To identify the application as a response to this program announcement, check 
"YES" on item 2 of page 1 of the application and enter "PA-00-019 MENTORED 
RESEARCH SCIENTIST DEVELOPMENT AWARD."

Submit a signed, typewritten original of the application with Checklist, and 
five signed photocopies, in one package to:

Center for Scientific Review
National Institutes of Health
6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 1040 - MSC 7710
Bethesda, MD  20892-7710
Bethesda, MD  20817-7710 (for express/courier service)

The application must address the following issues:

Candidate

o Describe the candidate's commitment to a career in biomedical or behavioral 
research  candidates interested in patient-oriented research should consider 
the Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23)).
o Establish the candidate's potential to develop into an independent 
investigator.
o Describe immediate and long-term career objectives, explaining how the 
award will contribute to their attainment.
o A commitment of at least 75 percent effort to research career development 
activities.
o Letters of recommendation.  Three sealed letters of recommendation 
addressing the candidate's potential for a research career must be included 
as part of the application.

Career Development Plan

o Describe the career development plan incorporating consideration of the 
candidate's goals and prior experience.  A systematic plan should be 
presented for obtaining the necessary basic biomedical or behavioral science 
background and research experience to launch an independent research career.  
The career development plan must be specifically tailored to the needs of the 
candidate and the ultimate goal of achieving independence as a researcher.
o Candidates must justify the need for a three, four, or five year period of 
mentored research experience and must be able to provide a convincing case 
that the proposed period of support will substantially enhance his/her career 
and/or will allow the pursuit of a novel or promising approach to a 
particular research problem.

Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research

o Candidates must describe plans to receive instruction in the responsible 
conduct of research.  These plans must detail the proposed subject matter, 
format, frequency, and duration of instruction.  No award will be made if an 
application lacks this component.

Research Plan

o Describe the research plan and the use of a basic or clinical science 
approach to a biomedical or behavioral problem.  The research plan must be 
described as outlined in form PHS 398 including sections on the  Specific 
Aims, Background and Significance, Progress Report/Preliminary Studies, 
Research Design and Methods.  The candidate should consult with the mentor 
regarding the development of this section.

Mentor's Statement

o The application must include a statement from the mentor including 
information on research qualifications and previous experience as a research 
supervisor.  The applications must also include information to describe the 
mentor's research support related to the candidate's research plan and nature 
of the supervision that will occur during the proposed award period.
o Similar information must be provided by any co-mentor.  If more than one 
mentor is proposed, the respective areas of expertise and responsibility 
should be described.  

Environment and Institutional Commitment

o The sponsoring institution must document a strong, well- established 
research program related to the candidate's area of interest including a 
high-quality research environment with staff capable of productive 
collaboration with the candidate.  The sponsoring institution also must 
provide a statement to document the level of  commitment to the candidate's 
development into a productive, independent investigator during the period of 
the award.  This must include an indication of support for candidate's 
proposed level of effort (at least 75 percent), commitment to the necessary 
release time, as well as the availability of support and supervision during 
the award period.  

Budget 

The total direct costs requested must be consistent with this K01 program 
announcement and the award limits of the NIH funding component.  Applicants 
seeking information on award limits should contact the likely funding 
component listed in the INQUIRIES section at the end of this announcement.  

REVIEW CONSIDERATIONS

Applications will be reviewed for completeness by the Center for Scientific 
Review.  Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant without 
further consideration.  Applications that are complete will be evaluated for 
scientific and technical merit by a peer review group convened by the 
appropriate Institute/Center in accordance with the standard NIH peer review 
procedures.  As part of the initial merit review, all applications will 
receive a written critique.  Applications may undergo a streamlined review 
process.  In this process, only those applications deemed to have the highest 
scientific merit, generally the top half of applications under review, will 
be discussed, assigned a priority score, and receive a second level review by 
the appropriate national advisory council or board.

The following review criteria will be applied:

Candidate

o Quality of the candidate's research, academic and (if relevant) clinical 
record; 
o Potential to develop as an independent researcher; and
o Commitment to a research career.

Career Development Plan

o Appropriateness of the content, the phasing, and the proposed duration of 
the career development plan for achieving scientific independence;
o Consistency of the career development plan with the candidate's career 
goals; 
o Likelihood that the plan will contribute substantially to the achievement 
of scientific independence.

Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research

o Quality of the proposed training in responsible conduct of research.

Research Plan

Reviewers recognize that applicants will have variable amounts of previous 
research experience.  Those with limited research experience are less likely 
to be able to prepare a research plan with the breadth and depth of that 
submitted by a more experienced investigator.  Nevertheless, all applications 
must include a fundamentally sound research plan but reviewers will consider 
the applicant's prior research experience in judging the level of detail 
provided. 

o Scientific and technical merit of the research question, design and 
methodology; 
o Relevance of the proposed research to the candidate's career objectives; 
o Appropriateness of the research plan to the stage of research development 
and as a vehicle for developing the research skills described in the career 
development plan; and
o Adequacy of the plan's attention to children, gender and minority issues 
when human subjects are involved.

Mentor/Co-Mentor

o Appropriateness of mentor(s) research qualifications in the area of this 
application;
o Quality and extent of mentor(s) proposed role in providing guidance and 
advice to the candidate;
o Previous experience in fostering the development of researchers; 
o History of research productivity, and
o Adequacy of support for the proposed research project.

Environment and Institutional Commitment

o Adequacy of research facilities and training opportunities;
o Quality and relevance of the environment for scientific and professional 
development of the candidate; 
o Applicant institution's commitment to the scientific development of the 
candidate and assurances that the institution intends the candidate to be an 
integral part of its research program; and
o Applicant institution's commitment to an appropriate balance of research 
and clinical responsibilities including the level of 75 percent effort 
proposed by the candidate.

Budget

o Justification of the requested budget in relation to career development 
goals and research aims.

AWARD CRITERIA

Funding decisions will be made based on the recommendations of the initial 
review group and council/board, the need for research personnel in specific 
program areas, and the availability of funds.

INQUIRIES

Written and telephone inquiries concerning this program announcement are 
strongly encouraged especially during the planning phase of the application.  
Below is a listing of each institute's or center's program or grants 
management contacts.

National Institute on Aging National Institute on Aging 
Additional information about the career awards program at NIA is available 
from: http://www.nih.gov/nia/ 

Robin A. Barr, Ph.D.
Office of Extramural Affairs 
7201 Wisconsin Avenue, Room 2C218, MSC 9205 
Bethesda, MD  20892-9205 
Telephone:  (301) 496-9322 
FAX:  (301) 402-2945 
Email:  rb42h@nih.gov

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism 
Ernestine Vanderveen, Ph.D.
Division of Basic Research
6000 Executive Boulevard, Suite 402, MSC 7003
Bethesda, MD 20892-7003
Telephone:  301-443-2531
Fax:  301-594-0673
E-mail:  tvanderv@willco.niaaa.nih.gov

Harold Perl, Ph.D.
Division of Clinical and Prevention Research
6000 Executive Boulevard, Suite 505, MSC 7003
Bethesda, MD 20892-7003
Telephone:  301-443-0788
Fax:  301-443-8774
E-mail:  hperl@willco.niaaa.nih.gov

Darryl Bertolucci
Division of Biometry and Epidemiology
6000 Executive Boulevard, Suite 514, MSC 7003
Bethesda, MD 20892-7003
Telephone:  301-443-4898
Fax:  301-443-8614
E-mail:  dbertolu@willco.niaaa.nih.gov

National Institute on Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases 
Richard W. Lymn, Ph.D.
Research Training Officer
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Building 45, Room 5AS-49E
Bethesda, MD  20892-6500
Telephone:  (301) 594-5128
FAX:  (301) 480-4543
Email:  richard_w_lymn@nih.gov

National Cancer Institute 
The National Cancer Institute uses the K01 grant mechanism to support a 
number of different types of programmatic career development opportunities:

a) The Howard Temin Award uses this mechanism to bridge the transition from a 
mentored research environment to an independent investigator status.  This is 
a very competitive program intended to support the salary and other costs of 
outstanding new scientists who are committed to developing research programs 
highly relevant to the understanding of human biology and disease as it 
relates to the etiology, pathogenesis, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of 
cancer. 
b) The Comprehensive Minority Biomedical Branch of the NCI uses this grant 
mechanisms for the continuing career development of minority scientists who 
have not been funded initially through a "Research Supplement for 
Underrepresented Minorities".  This career award is intended to bridge the 
transition from a "mentored" research environment to an independent 
investigator status.  For information on this award please contact Sanya A. 
Springfield, Ph.D.(ss165i@nih.gov). 

Lester S.  Gorelic, Ph.D. or Andrew Vargosko, Ph.D.
Office of Centers, Training and Resources
National Cancer Institute
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 7011, MSC 8346
Bethesda, MD  20892-7390
FAX:  (301) 402-4472
Email: lg2h@nih.gov or av8b@nih.gov

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/training/training.htm

NICHD accepts K01 applications for only three specific research areas:  Medical 
Rehabilitation Medicine, Child Abuse and Neglect, and Population Research.  
Applicants for the Medical Rehabilitation K01 must have clinical training in a 
rehabilitation-related profession (e.g., P.T., O.T., R.N.), possess a doctoral 
level degree (e.g., Ph.D., D.Eng., D.Ed.), and be committed to a career as an 
independent investigator in medical rehabilitation.  Applicants for the Child 
Abuse and Neglect K01 should have experience in related disciplines and propose 
a mentored research program to enable application of novel or highly promising 
interdisciplinary approaches to the study of child abuse and neglect.  
Applicants for the Population Research K01 must be junior-level researchers with 
a research or health professional doctorate degree and must propose a mentored 
research program that will enhance their ability to conduct scientifically 
sophisticated studies in the field of population research.

Ralph Nitkin, Ph.D.
National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Building 61E, Room 2A03
Bethesda, MD  20892-7510
Telephone:  (301) 402-2242
FAX:  (301) 402-0832
Email:  rn21e@nih.gov

Margaret Feerick, Ph.D.
Child Development and Behavior Branch
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
6100 Executive Boulevard, Room 4B05, MSC 7510
Bethesda, MD  20892-7510
Phone:  (301) 435-6882
Fax:  (301) 480-7773
Email:  feerickm@mail.nih.gov

Lynne M. Casper, Ph.D.
Demographic and Behavioral Sciences Branch
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
6100 Executive Blvd., Room 8B07, MSC 7510
Bethesda, MD 20892-7510
Telephone:  (301) 496-1174
Fax:  (301) 496-0962
E-mail:  casperl@mail.nih.gov

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Paul Coates, Ph.D.
Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases 
45 Center Drive, Room 5AN-32C, MSC 6600 
Bethesda, MD  20892-6600 
Telephone:  (301) 594-8805
FAX:  (301) 480-3503 
Email:  coatesp@extra.niddk.nih.gov

Charles Rodgers, Ph.D. 
Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases 
45 Center Drive, Room 6AS-19J  MSC 6600 
Bethesda, MD  20892-6600 
Telephone:  (301) 594-7717 
FAX:  (301) 480-3510 
Email:  rodgersc@ep.niddk.nih.gov

Judith Podskalny, Ph.D. 
Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition 
45 Center Drive, Room 6AN-12E, MSC 6600 
Bethesda, MD  20892-6600
Telephone:  (301) 594-8876 
FAX:  (301) 480-8300 
Email:  podskalnyj@ep.niddk.nih.gov

National Institute on Drug Abuse
Andrea Baruchin, Ph.D.
Office of Science Policy and Communications
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 5230
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-9591
Telephone: (301) 443-6071
FAX: (301) 443-6277
email: ab47j@nih.gov

Lucinda Miner, Ph.D.
Office of Science Policy and Communications
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 5230
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-9591
Telephone: (301) 443-6071
FAX: (301) 443-6277
email: cm171w@nih.gov

Charles W. Sharp, Ph.D. 
Division of Basic Research 
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 4271 
Rockville, MD  20857 
Telephone:  (301) 443-1887 
FAX:  (301) 594-6043 
Email:  cs107m@nih.gov

Kathy Etz, Ph.D.
Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 5146
Rockville, MD  20857
Telephone:  (301) 443-1514
FAX:  (301) 443-2636
Email:  ke25p@nih.gov

Jamie Biswas, Ph.D. 
Medications Development Division 
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 4109 
Rockville, MD  20857 
Telephone:  (301) 443-5280 
FAX:  (301) 443-2599 
Email:  jb168r@nih.gov

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences 
For additional information on current program announcements is available from 
http://www.niehs.nih.gov/dert/
Carol Shreffler, Ph.D.
Division of Extramural Research and Training
P. O. Box 12233  MD EC-23
Research Triangle Park, NC  27709
Telephone:  (919) 541-1445
FAX:  (919) 541-5064
Email:  shreffl1@niehs.nih.gov

National Institute of Mental Health 
NIMH strongly encourages prospective applicants and grantees to visit the 
NIMH Research Training and Career Development Programs Website at 
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/grants/training.cfm to obtain information about 
policies, program priorities and program staff contacts.  Specific 
information about NIMH policy for career awards, salary and research support, 
etc., can be found in the following document: "NIMH Policy Update for Career 
Awards (K-Series)" which will periodically be updated in the Research 
Training and Career Development Website.

Henry Khachaturian, Ph.D.
Office of Science Policy and Program Planning
National Institute of Mental Health
6001 Executive Boulevard 
Room 8208, MSC 9667
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
Phone:  (301) 443-4335
FAX:  (301) 443-3225
E-mail:   hk11b@nih.gov

Della Hann, Ph.D.
Division of Mental Disorders, Behavioral Research and AIDS
National Institute of Mental Health
Room 6217, MSC 9621 
6001 Executive Boulevard
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
Telephone:  (301) 443-9700
Fax:  (301) 480-6000
E-mail:  dhann@mail.nih.gov

Walter Goldschmidts, Ph.D.
Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science
National Institute of Mental Health
Room 7196, MSC 9645
6001 Executive Boulevard
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
Telephone: (301) 443-3563
Fax: (301) 443-1731  
E-mail:  wgoldsch@mail.nih.gov 

Enid Light, Ph.D.
Division of Services and Intervention Research
National Institute of Mental Health
Room 7160, MSC 9635
6001 Executive Boulevard 
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
Telephone: (301) 443-1185
Fax: (301) 443-4045
E-mail: elight@mail.nih.gov

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke National Institute of 
Neurological Disorders and Stroke
NINDS accepts K01 applications for two programs: the Re-Entry into the 
Neurological  Sciences (RENS) Program and the Ernest Everett Just Faculty 
Career Development Program.

NINDS Training and Career Development Officer
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 2154, MSC 9531
Bethesda, MD 20892 (for courier: Rockville, MD 20852)
Phone: (301) 496-4188
FAX: (301) 594-5929
Email: NINDSTrainingOffice@ninds.nih.gov

National Institute of Nursing Research 
NINR limits the length of the K01 award to a 3 year period and generally 
considers career development applications only from doctorally-prepared 
registered nurses.  Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact 
the Program Director responsible for their research area and obtain details 
about the K01 allowable costs as listed on the NINR website at 
http://www.ninr.nih.gov/

Nell Armstrong, PhD, RN 
Program Director
Division of Extramural Activities
NINR/NIH
Bethesda, MD 20892
Telephone:  301-594-5973
FAX:  301-480-8260
Email:    nell_armstrong@nih.gov

National Human Genome Research Institute
Bettie J. Graham, Ph.D.
Program Director
Building 38A, Room 614
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD  20892-6050
Telephone: (301) 496-7531
Fax: (301) 480-2770
E-mail: bettie_graham@nih.gov

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Neal West, Ph.D.
Program Officer
Building 31, Room 5B-58
Bethesda, MD  20892
Telephone:  301-402-5867
FAX:  301-402-4741
E-mail:  westn@od.nih.gov

National Center for Research Resources
Leo Whitehair, D.V.M., Ph.D.
National Center for Research Resources  
Comparative Medicine
Rockledge One, Room 6030
6705 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7965
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
Telephone: (301) 435-0744
FAX: (301) 480-3819
Email: LeoW@ncrr.nih.gov

AUTHORITY AND REGULATIONS

The Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Awards are made under the 
authority of Title III, Section 301 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act as 
amended (Public Law 78-410, as amended, 42 USC 241). The Code of Federal 
Regulations, Title 42 Part 52, and Title 45 part 74, are applicable to this 
program.  This program is described in the Catalog of Federal Domestic 
Assistance No. 93.121.  This program is not subject to the intergovernmental 
review requirements of Executive Order 12372 or Health Systems Agency review.

The PHS strongly encourages all grant and contract recipients to provide a 
smoke-free workplace and promote the non-use of all tobacco products.  In 
addition, Public Law 103-227, the Pro-Children Act of 1994, prohibits smoking 
in certain facilities (or in some cases, any portion of a facility) in which 
regular or routing education, library, day care, health care or early 
childhood development services are provided to children.  This is consistent 
with the PHS mission to protect and advance the physical and mental health of 
the American people.


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