INDEPENDENT SCIENTIST AWARD (K02)

Release Date:  December 2, 1999

PA NUMBER:  PA-00-020 - (Reissued as PA-06-527)

Update: The following update relating to this notice has been issued:

May 2, 2006 (NOT-OD-06-063) - See this notice for Extension of 
Expiration Date for Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award (K08) 
and Independent Scientist Award (K02) Funding Opportunity Announcements. 

Addtional updates:    (New contact for NHLBI, see NOT-HL-06-105)
                      (See update, NOT-MH-05-008)
                      (See NIBIB update, NOT-EB-05-004)
                      (See NOT-DK-01-007 and NOT-DA-05-001)
                      (See update, NOT-DA-05-005)
                      (Expiration date extended, see NOT-OD-05-011)
                      (See addendum NOT-EB-03-006)

EXPIRATION DATE:  July 1, 2006, unless reissued

National Institute on Aging
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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 should 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 Independent Scientist Award  (K02) provides up to five years of salary 
support for newly independent scientists who can demonstrate the need for a 
period of intensive research focus as a means of enhancing their research 
careers.  This award is intended to foster the development of outstanding 
scientists and enable them to expand their potential to make significant 
contributions to their field of research. 

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), 
Independent Scientist Award (K02), 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

The candidate must have a doctoral degree and independent, peer-reviewed 
research support at the time the award is made.  Some of the NIH Institutes and 
Centers, require the candidate to have an NIH research grant at the time of 
application.  Other NIH Institutes and Centers will accept candidates with peer-
reviewed, independent research support from other sources.  Candidates are 
encouraged to explore this issue with the proper NIH funding unit before 
preparing an application.  The candidate must also be willing to spend a minimum 
of 75 percent of full-time professional effort conducting research and research 
career development during the period of the award.  In addition, the candidate 
must be able to demonstrate that the requested period of salary support and 
protected time will foster his/her career as a highly productive scientist in 
the indicated field of research.  Scientists whose work is primarily theoretical 
may apply for this award in the absence of external research grant support.

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.  At the time of award, candidates must be 
citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States, or must have been 
lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence (i.e., in 
possession of a currently valid Alien Registration Receipt Card I-551, or other 
legal verification of such status).  Noncitizen nationals are generally persons 
born in outlying possessions of the United States (i.e., American Samoa and 
Swains Island). Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible for 
this award.

MECHANISM OF SUPPORT

Awards in response to this program announcement will use the K02 mechanism.  
Planning, direction, and execution of the program will be the responsibility of 
the candidate on behalf of the applicant institution.  However, the institution 
must demonstrate a commitment to the candidate and the candidate's goals for 
career development.  The project period may be for up to five years (at least 
three years are required).  Awards may be competitively renewed at the 
discretion of the NIH awarding unit.  Not all of the NIH awarding components 
permit renewal of this award.  Prospective candidates are advised to discuss 
this issue with the appropriate contact listed under INQUIRIES.

RESEARCH OBJECTIVES

A.  Environment:  The institution must be able to demonstrate a commitment to 
research and to the continuing development of the candidate as an independent 
scientist.  The institution must provide assurance that the candidate is an 
integral part of its research and academic program and must certify that the 
candidate will be released from other duties and be able to devote at least 75 
percent effort to the research program.  The institution must also delineate the 
duties the candidate will be released from in order to devote at least 75 
percent effort. 

B.  Program:  The award provides up to five consecutive, 12-month appointments.  
At least 75 percent of the recipient's full-time professional effort must be 
devoted to the program and the remainder devoted to other research-related 
and/or teaching pursuits consistent with the objectives of the award.

C.  Allowable Costs:

Salary: The NIH will provide salary and fringe benefits for the career award 
recipient. The total salary requested must be 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 component to which the application is targeted 
to ascertain the maximum contribution to the candidate's salary.  In no case 
will the salary provided by this award exceed the current legislated maximum 
salary (in fiscal year 1999 the maximum salary 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, funds from other NIH awards may 
not be used for salary supplementation.  Institutional supplementation of salary 
must not require extra duties or responsibilities that would interfere with the 
purpose of the K02.  Under expanded authorities, however, institutions may 
rebudget funds within the total costs awarded to cover salaries consistent with 
the institution's salary scale provided they don't exceed the current legislated 
maximum salary.

Research Development Support: It is expected that most candidates for a KO2 
award will have research support at the time of the award.  There are some 
research specialties, however, in which only minimal research support is needed, 
i.e., theoreticians, statisticians, and computer scientists.  In such cases, 
incidental research expenses may be requested at the time of application and 
provided at the discretion of the individual institute or center.  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.   
Applicants should request additional information from the relevant NIH institute 
or center listed under INQUIRIES

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

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

D.  Evaluation: In carrying out its stewardship of human resource related 
programs, the NIH may begin requesting information essential to assess 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.

E.  Other Income: Fees resulting from clinical practice, professional 
consultation, or other comparable activities required by the research and 
research-related activities of this career 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:

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.

The funds may be used for health-related research purposes.

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, Division of Financial Management, NIH, Bethesda, 
Maryland 20892.  Checks must identify the relevant award account and reason for 
the payment.

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 a written request 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.

F.  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 reason for the 
period of leave.  This letter must be 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.   Parental leave will be granted 
consistent with the policies of the NIH and the grantee institution.

Under unusual and pressing personal 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.  It will not, however, be 
permissible to provide less than 50 percent effort under this award.  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, 
clinical training, or to adapt to any assigned duties associated with the 
employment role at the grantee institution.  In each situation, the grantee 
institution must submit documentation supporting the need for reduced effort and 
an 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.

G.  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 therefor, 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. 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.  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, and the original grantee institution must relinquish  the grant 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. 

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 Independent Scientist Award 
(K02). 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.

Applications are to be submitted on the grant application form PHS 398 (revision 
4/98) and should use the instructions in Section IV of the application kit.  The 
application 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/forms.htm.

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-00-020 INDEPENDENT 
SCIENTIST 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 or 
For express/courier service use BETHESDA, MD  20817-7710

The application must include the following information:

Candidate

o A description of the candidate's commitment to a career in biomedical or 
behavioral research

o Evidence of the candidate's success as an independent investigator and his/her 
potential to make future contributions to the chosen field of research.

o A description of the immediate and long-term career objectives.  Explain how 
this award will contribute to these goals.


o A description of how the Independent Scientist Award will further the 
candidate's research career and ultimate impact on science.  

o A description of how this award will relieve the candidate of current duties 
so that a greater portion of the candidate's effort (at least 75 percent) may be 
devoted to research and career development activities..

Career Development Plan

o A description of the career development plan, incorporating consideration of 
the candidate's goals and prior experience. 

Research Plan

o A description of the research plan as outlined in form PHS 398 including 
sections on the Specific Aims, Background and Significance, Progress Report/ 
Preliminary Studies, Research Design and Methods.

Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research

o A description of plans to receive or provide 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.

Environment and Institutional Commitment

o The application must contain evidence of the applicant institution's 
commitment to the career enhancement of the candidate.  Indicate the types of 
facilities, supplies, equipment, and human resources that will be made available 
to the applicant.  Provide assurance that the candidate will be able to devote 
at least 75 percent of his/her full-time professional effort to research related 
activities.

Budget

o Budget requests must be provided according to the instructions in form PHS 
398.  The request for tuition and fees, books, travel, etc., must be justified 
and specified by category.  

REVIEW CONSIDERATIONS

Applications will be reviewed for completeness by the Center for Scientific 
Review and for responsiveness to this program announcement by the appropriate 
Institute or Center staff.  Incomplete or non-responsive applications will be 
returned to the applicant without further consideration.  Applications that are 
complete and responsive to the program announcement will be evaluated for 
scientific, technical, and career development merit by a peer review group 
convened by the sponsoring NIH Institute/Center or by the NIH Center for 
Scientific Review 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, will be 
assigned a priority score, and will receive a second level review by the 
appropriate national advisory council or board.

The following review criteria will be applied:

Candidate

o Capacity to carry out independent research;

o Potential to become an outstanding scientist who will make significant 
contributions to the field;

o Past and present research productivity as evidenced by contributions to the 
scientific literature, and success in obtaining independent funding.
 
o Ability to conceptualize and organize a long-term research approach; and

o Evidence of current independent, peer-reviewed, research support;

o Level of training, experience, and competence commensurate with the purposes 
of the award.

Career Development Plan

o Likelihood that the award will contribute substantially to the continued 
scientific development and productivity of the candidate;

o The extent to which the award will enable a candidate to devote full time (at 
least 75 percent effort) to research and related duties by release from 
teaching, administration, clinical work, and other responsibilities;

o Consistency of the career development plan with the candidate's career goals; 
and

o Proposed collaboration with other active investigators and other opportunities 
for professional growth.

Research Plan

o Quality of research plan and potential for advancing the field of study; 

o Scientific and technical merit of the proposed research plan; and

o Adequacy of plans to include both genders and minorities and their subgroups 
as appropriate for the scientific goals of the research.  Plans for the 
recruitment and retention of subjects will also be evaluated. 

Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research

o Quality of the proposed training or instruction in areas related to the 
responsible conduct of research.

Environment and Institutional Commitment

o Institutional commitment to the development of the candidate as an independent 
scientist and assurances that the candidate will be an integral part of its 
research and academic program;

o Evidence that the candidate's full-time effort (at least 75 percent) will be 
set aside to pursue research and career development activities; and  

o Strength of the institution's commitment to scientific research.

Budget

o Justification of budget requests in relation to career development goals and 
research aims and plans.

AWARD CRITERIA

The institute or center will notify the applicant of the board or council's 
action shortly after its meeting.  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 PA are 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 
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 of Allergy and Infectious Diseases 
Milton Hernandez, Ph.D.
Office of Scientific Training and Manpower Development 
Solar Building, Room 3C21 
Bethesda, MD  20892 
Telephone:  (301) 496-7291 
FAX:  (301) 402-0369 
Email:  mh35c@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 Institute of Child Health and Human Development 
NICHD accepts K02 applications only from applicants with existing NIHCHD 
research support.  http://www.nichd.nih.gov/funding/position/
Steven L. Klein, Ph.D.
Developmental Biology, Genetics & Teratology Branch
Building 6100, Room 8B01 MSC 7510
Bethesda, MD 20892-7510
Telephone: 301-496-5541
FAX: 301-480-0303
Email: KleinS@exchange.nih.gov

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Daniel A. Sklare, Ph.D. 
Division of Human Communication
Executive Plaza South, Room 400C-13 
6120 Executive Blvd., MSC 7180
Bethesda, MD  20892-7180
Telephone:  (301) 496-1804 
FAX:  (301) 402-6251 
Email:  Daniel_Sklare@nih.gov

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Additional information about NIDCR career development programs can be found at 
www.nidcr.nih.gov/research/career.htm
James A. Lipton, Ph.D.
Special Assistant for Training and Career Development 
Natcher Building, Room 4AN.18J 
Bethesda, MD  20892-6402
Telephone:  (301) 594-2618 
FAX:  (301) 480-8319 
Email:   liptonj@de45.nidcr.nih.gov 

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Ronald Margolis, Ph.D.
Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases
45 Center Drive, Room 5AN-12J, MSC 6600
Bethesda, MD 20892-6600
telephone: (301) 594-8819
FAX: (301) 480-3503
Email: margolisr@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 Blvd., Room 5230  
Rockville, MD  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, MD 20892-9591
Telephone: (301) 443-6071
FAX: (301) 443-6277
E-mail: cm171w@nih.gov

Charles W. Sharp, Ph.D. 
Division of Basic Research 
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 4271  
Bethesda, Maryland 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  
Bethesda, Maryland 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 
Bethesda, Maryland 20857 
Telephone:  (301) 443-5280 
FAX:  (301) 443-2599 
Email:  jb168r@nih.gov


National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences 
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 Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (Contact updated, see NOT-HL-06-105)
Both new and amended K02 applications submitted to NHLBI have the same annual 
receipt dates: February 1, June 1, and October 1.
Traci Heath Mondoro, Ph.D.
Division of Blood Diseases and Resources 
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
6701 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7950
Bethesda, MD 20892-7950
Telephone:  (301) 435-0052
FAX:  (301) 480-1060
Email: mondorot@nhlbi.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 
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
6001 Executive Blvd. 
Room 8208, MSC 9667
Rockville, MD  20892
Phone: (301) 443-4335
FAX:  (301) 443-4225
Email:  hk11b@nih.gov 

Walter Goldschmidts, Ph.D.  
Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science
6001 Executive Blvd. 
Room 7196, MSC 9645
Rockville, MD  20892
Phone: (301) 443-3563
FAX: (301) 443-1731  
Email: wgoldsch@mail.nih.gov 

Della Hann, Ph.D.  
Division of Mental Disorders, Behavioral Research and AIDS
6001 Executive Blvd. 
Room 6217, MSC 9621
Rockville, MD  20892
Phone: (301) 443-9700 
FAX: (301) 480-6000 
Email: dhann@mail.nih.gov 

Enid Light, Ph.D.  
Division of Services and Intervention Research
6001 Executive Blvd. 
Room 7160, MSC 9635
Rockville, MD  20892
Phone: (301) 443-1185  
FAX: (301) 443-4045  
Email: elight@mail.nih.gov 

Diana Trunnell (inquiries regarding fiscal matters)
Grants Management Branch
6001 Executive Blvd.
Rockville, MD  20892
Phone:  (301) 443-2805
FAX: (301) 443-6885
Email: dtrunnel@mail.nih.gov 

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
The NINDS K02 Award is primarily targeted to candidates holding an M.D., 
M.D./Ph.D., or equivalent degree(s), but the award will support individuals 
holding other health professional degrees as well (e.g., D.D.S., D.O., D.V.M., 
and Dr. P.H.). The award supports a conditional five-year period of independent 
basic or clinical neuroscience research. Applicants must apply within a specific 
time period following completion of their clinical training, and are urged to 
contact the training officer as listed below regarding eligibility.  Specific 
NINDS Guidelines for the K02 award are available from the NINDS Training and 
Special Programs Officer.

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 Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Neal B. West, Ph.D.
Program Officer
Building 31, Room 5B58
Bethesda, MD 20892
Telephone: (301) 402-5867
Fax: (301) 402-4741
E-mail: westn@od.nih.gov

AUTHORITY AND REGULATIONS

The Independent Scientist 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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