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Research Career Development Awards

NOT-OD-17-094 changes long-standing NIH policy on career development awards. Previously effort on a career development award was considered a recipient’s full-time research effort. Any effort not devoted to the career development award might support teaching or clinical duties but not research activities. With this Notice, NIH now allows the effort that is not devoted to the career development award to pay for research effort provided that the aims of the work are different from the aims of the research supported by the career development award. That additional research effort may be on a research grant directed by the career award recipient or it may be on a research grant directed by other investigators.

Note: NIA has specific guidance on the K01, K02, K07, K08, K23 and K24 awards. Click on the 'Title' of each mechanism for details.

Mentored Research Career Development Awards are offered to individuals at early stages of their career who wish to become independent investigators.

MECHANISM FOR POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS
Number Title Description
K99/R00
NIH Pathway to Independence (PI) Awards
An early career mechanism for postdoctoral fellows and others with similar standing to facilitate career advancement. See NIH Career Award Kiosk

Note: NIA has specific guidance on the K01 and K23 awards. Click on the 'Title' of each mechanism for details. Salary Caps and Allowable Expenses on NIA Career Awards.

MECHANISMS FOR JUNIOR FACULTY
Number Title Description
K01 An early or mid-career award for individuals with some prior postdoctoral research experience.
K08 An award for junior clinicians with little-to-moderate research training who wish to become independent clinician-scientists. See NIH Career Award Kiosk
K23 An award for junior clinicians with little-to-moderate research training who wish to become independent clinician-scientists trained in patient-oriented research. See NIH Career Award Kiosk
K25
Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Awards
An award for relatively junior scientists who have been trained in quantitative disciplines who wish to develop their careers in biomedical research. See NIH Career Award Kiosk

 

MECHANISMS FOR ACADEMIC FACULTY
Number Title Description
K02 An early-to-midcareer award for individuals with prior research grant funding who seek to become leaders in their research fields. See NIH Career Award Kiosk
K07 An infrastructure-building award for established senior research leaders who wish to build aging research or an aspect of aging research at their institutions. NIA does not support Developmental K07 Award. See NIH Career Award Kiosk
K24 An award for midcareer clinician-scientists who wish to devote more time to patient-oriented research and mentor junior clinicians in patient-oriented research. See NIH Career Award Kiosk