K08: Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Awards
The Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award program (K08) is an award for junior clinicians with little-to-moderate research training who wish to become independent clinician-scientists trained in basic research in aging. Three versions of the award are available:
- Clinical Trial Not Allowed (PA-20-203)
- Clinical Trial Required (PA-20-202)
- Basic Experimental Studies in Humans (PA-20-201)
Due dates for resubmissions are one month later than for initial submissions.
Similar to the K23, the K08 trains aspiring clinician-scientists to become independent researchers. Unlike the K23, the research proposed on a K08 application can be on any topic related to aging, including working with animal models, on basic biology, on secondary data analysis, or even on advancement of theory.