Research and Funding

Funding Opportunities

Independent Scientist Award (Parent K02)

Funding Number: PA-11-191
Funding Type: PA
Release Date: April 8, 2011
Expiration Date: January 8, 2014
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The purpose of the NIH Independent Scientist Award (K02) is to foster the development of outstanding scientists and enable them to expand their potential to make significant contributions to their field of research. The K02 award provides three, four, or five years of salary support and protected time for newly independent (see IC provisions) scientists who can demonstrate the need for a period of intensive research focus as a means of enhancing their research careers. Each independent scientist career award program must be tailored to meet the individual needs of the candidate. Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact the relevant Institute or Center (IC) staff for IC-specific programmatic and budgetary information: Table of IC-Specific Information, Requirements and Staff Contacts.