K23: Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Awards
The Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Center Development Award program (K23) increases human resources for patient-oriented research. Similar to the K08, the K23 trains "aspiring clinician-scientists" to become independent researchers. However, an investigator must focus on patient-oriented research. NIA normally allows $25,000 in research development support per year but will support up to $50,000 a year when the costs generated by the patient-oriented research protocol(s) require these additional funds. The request for additional funds must be justified in the application by the additional costs associated with pursuing these particular protocol(s).
For more information, see the NIH Career Award Kiosk