NIH Announces Mentored Research Development, NIH Pathway, and Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Grant Opportunities

Published Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Funding Opportunity Announcements:

  1. Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (Parent K01 – Clinical Trial Required) PA-18-363
  2. Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (Parent K01 – Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PA-18-369
  3. Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (Parent K08 – Independent Clinical Trial Required) PA-18-372
  4. Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (Parent K08 – No independent Clinical Trials) PA-18-373
  5. Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T32) PA-18-403
  6. NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00 – Clinical Trial Required) PA-18-397
  7. NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00 – Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PA-18-398

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Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (Parent K01 – Clinical Trial Required) PA-18-363

The purpose of the NIH Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) is to provide support and “protected time” (three to five years) for an intensive, supervised career development experience in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences leading to research independence. Although all of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) use this support mechanism to support career development experiences that lead to research independence, some ICs use the K01 award for individuals who propose to train in a new field or for individuals who have had a hiatus in their research career because of illness or pressing family circumstances. Other ICs offer separate K01 FOAs intended to increase research workforce diversity.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is designed specifically for applicants proposing to serve as the lead investigator of an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or a separate ancillary study to an existing trial, as part of their research and career development. Applicants not planning an independent clinical trial, or proposing to gain research experience in a clinical trial led by another investigator, must apply to companion FOA (PA-18-369).    

Application Due Date:  Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

For more information, please visit: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-363.html.

Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact NHGRI staff in the concept development stage of their applications to ensure that what they plan to propose is within NHGRI’s research mission.

Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (Parent K01 – Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PA-18-369

The purpose of the NIH Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) is to provide support and “protected time” (three to five years) for an intensive, supervised career development experience in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences leading to research independence. Although all of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) use this support mechanism to support career development experiences that lead to research independence, some ICs use the K01 award for individuals who propose to train in a new field or for individuals who have had a hiatus in their research career because of illness or pressing family circumstances. Other ICs offer separate K01 FOAs intended to increase research workforce diversity.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is designed specifically for applicants proposing research that does not involve leading an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or an ancillary study to a clinical trial. Applicants to this FOA are permitted to propose research experience in a clinical trial led by a mentor or co-mentor. Applicants proposing a clinical trial or an ancillary study to an ongoing clinical trial as lead investigator, should apply to the companion FOA (PA-18-363).

Application Due Date:  Standard dates apply, by 5:00 local time of applicant organization.

For more information, please visit: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-369.html.

Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (Parent K08 – Independent Clinical Trial Required) PA-18-372

The primary purpose of the NIH Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Awards (K08) program is to prepare qualified individuals for careers that have a significant impact on the health-related research needs of the Nation. This program represents the continuation of a long-standing NIH program that provides support and "protected time" to individuals with a clinical doctoral degree for an intensive, supervised research career development experience in the fields of biomedical and behavioral research, including translational research.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is designed specifically for applicants proposing to serve as the lead investigator of an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or a separate ancillary study to an existing trial, as part of their research and career development. Applicants not planning an independent clinical trial, or proposing to gain research experience in a clinical trial led by another investigator, must apply to companion FOA (PA-18-373).    

Application Due Date:  Standard dates apply, by 5:00 local time of applicant organization.

For more information, please visit:  https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-372.html.

Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact NHGRI staff in the concept development stage of their applications to ensure that what they plan to propose is within NHGRI’s research mission.

Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (Parent K08 – No independent Clinical Trials) PA-18-373

The primary purpose of the NIH Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Awards (K08) program is to prepare qualified individuals for careers that have a significant impact on the health-related research needs of the Nation. This program represents the continuation of a long-standing NIH program that provides support and "protected time" to individuals with a clinical doctoral degree for an intensive, supervised research career development experience in the fields of biomedical and behavioral research, including translational research.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is designed specifically for applicants proposing research that does not involve leading an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or an ancillary study to a clinical trial. Applicants to this FOA are permitted to propose research experience in a clinical trial led by a mentor or co-mentor. Applicants proposing a clinical trial or an ancillary study to an ongoing clinical trial as lead investigator, should apply to the companion FOA (PA-18-372).

Application Due Date:  Standard dates apply, by 5:00 local time of applicant organization.

For more information, please visit:  https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-373.html.

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T32)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will award Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grants (T32) to eligible, domestic institutions to enhance predoctoral and postdoctoral research training, including short-term research training, and help ensure that a diverse and highly trained workforce is available to meet the needs of the Nation’s biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research agenda. Research training programs will incorporate didactic, research, and career development elements to prepare individuals for careers that will have a significant impact on the health-related research needs of the Nation. Programs proposing only short-term research training should not apply to this announcement, but rather to the Kirschstein-NRSA Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grant Program (T35) exclusively reserved for predoctoral, short-term research training (see PA-18-404).

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) does not allow appointed trainees to lead an independent clinical trial, but does allow them to obtain research experience in a clinical trial led by a mentor or co-mentor.

Application Due Date:  Standard dates apply, by 5:00 local time of applicant organization.

For more information, please visit:  https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-403.html.

NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00 – Clinical Trial Required) (PA-18-397)

The purpose of the NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) program is to increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented, NIH-supported, independent investigators. This program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers with a research and/or clinical doctorate degree from mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions. The program will provide independent NIH research support during this transition in order to help awardees to launch competitive, independent research careers.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is designed specifically for applicants proposing to serve as the lead investigator of an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or a separate ancillary study to an existing trial, as part of their research and career development. Applicants not planning an independent clinical trial, or proposing to gain research experience in a clinical trial led by another investigator, must apply to companion FOA (PA-18-398).  

Application Due Date:  Standard dates apply, by 5:00 local time of applicant organization.

For more information, please visit: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-397.html.

Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact NHGRI staff in the concept development stage of their applications to ensure that what they plan to propose is within NHGRI’s research mission. 

NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The purpose of the NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) program is to increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented, NIH-supported, independent investigators. This program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers with a research and/or clinical doctorate degree from mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions. The program will provide independent NIH research support during this transition in order to help awardees to launch competitive, independent research careers.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is designed specifically for applicants proposing research that does not involve leading an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or an ancillary study to a clinical trial. Applicants to this FOA are permitted to propose research experience in a clinical trial led by a mentor or co-mentor. Applicants proposing a clinical trial or an ancillary study to an ongoing clinical trial as lead investigator, should apply to the companion FOA (PA-18-397).

Application Due Date:  Standard dates apply, by 5:00 local time of applicant organization.

For more information, please visit:  https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-398.html.