NCCIH Training and Career Development Opportunities

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Career Development Awards Loan Repayment Programs Fellowships Institutional Training Programs Administrative SupplementsDiversity Programs

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Career Development Awards

Mentored Career Development for New and Early-Stage Investigators
Application Deadlines: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/how-to-apply-application-guide/due-dates-and-submission-policies/due-dates.htm

K01: Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (Parent K01 - Independent Clinical Trial Required) (PA-20-176)

K01: Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (Parent K01 - No Independent Clinical Trials) (PA-20-190)

K01: Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (Parent K01- Independent Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required) (PA-20-191)

For individuals interested in mentored research-training in biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research.

K08: Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (Parent K08 - Independent Clinical Trial Required) (PA-20-202)

K08: Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (Parent K08 - No Independent Clinical Trials) (PA-20-203)

K08: Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (Parent K08 - Independent Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required) (PA-20-201)

For individuals with a clinical/health-professional doctorate interested in mentored research-training in biomedical, behavioral, or translational research.

K23: Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (Parent K23 - Clinical Trial Required) (PA-20-206)

K23: Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (Parent K23 - Independent Clinical Trials Not Allowed) (PA-20-205)

K23: Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (Parent K23 - Independent Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required) (PA-20-204)

For individuals with a clinical/health-professional doctorate interested in mentored research-training in research conducted with human subjects.

K99/R00: NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00 – Independent Clinical Trial Required) (PA-20-187)

K99/R00: NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00 – Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (PA-20-188)

K99/R00: NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00 - Independent Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required (PA-20-189)

For individuals in advanced postdoctoral positions ready to transition to independent research positions.

K99/R00: Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (PAR-21-271)

K99/R00: Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 - Independent Clinical Trial Required) (PAR-21-272)

K99/R00: Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 - Independent Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required (BESH)) (PAR-21-273)

The MOSAIC program facilitates the timely transition of promising postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds from mentored postdoctoral research positions to independent tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions at research-intensive institutions. View the MOSAIC website and FAQs.

UE5: Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Institutionally-Focused Research Education Award to Promote Diversity (UE5) (PAR-21-277)

This institutional award supports educational activities that encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research.

Career Development Awards for Independent Established Investigators

K24: Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (Parent K24 - Clinical Trial Required) (PA-20-193)

K24: Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (Parent K24 - No Independent Clinical Trials) (PA-20-186)

K24: Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (Parent K24 - Independent Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required) (PA-20-192)

For investigators interested in mentoring new/early-stage investigators while contributing to an NIH-affiliated Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA).

More Information About the Loan Repayment Program:

  • Awards are made to the individual and managed by the individual’s institution on his/her behalf.
  • Applicants (candidates or mentees) are individuals interested in working with faculty who have funded research in NCCIH Priority Areas.
  • Applicants (candidates or mentees) must have a full-time appointment at the academic institution that is the applicant institution.
  • Mentor(s) is/are required and must have funded independent research projects.
  • Before the application receipt date, applicants and mentor(s) are strongly encouraged to discuss their proposed research interest with an NCCIH Program Officer in the specific scientific area and/or intervention that is closely related to the proposed project to confirm its relevance to NCCIH's mission, research priorities, and strategic plan. A list of NCCIH program officials can be found at nccih.nih.gov/grants/contact#area.
  • Application: Mentoring Plan, Mentor(s) recommendation, and Research Project are required.
  • Candidate’s Commitment: Minimum of 9 person months (75%) of full-time professional effort required annually
  • Institutional Commitment: Strongly recommended and expected
  • Duration: 3 to 5 years
  • Grant Support: Salary ~ Up to $75,000 plus fringe benefits per year and research supplies up to $25,000 per year
  • Expectation: NCCIH expects funded candidates to submit successful independent research applications during their funded career development period and become independent investigators by the end of the funding period.
  • Applications that will include the use of natural products or devices in an ongoing interventional research project should explicitly describe the status of the Investigational New Drug (IND) or Investigational Device Exemption (IDE). Applicants interested in natural products research are encouraged to review NCCIH's Natural Product Integrity Policy.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to provide clear evidence that adequate resources are available at the institution for the successful completion of the proposed research project. Applications (particularly those proposing a human research project or proposing additional or new recruitment in conjunction with an existing clinical study) should include explicit statements from the institution and the mentor(s) addressing the following:
    • Commitment to and support for the development of the applicant as an independent research investigator;
    • Detailed information about who will provide the necessary resources;
    • Funding source and amount of additional funding (as needed);
    • Support staff available and committed to the project;
    • Allocation of sufficient protected time for the K awardee to conduct the research;
    • Availability of biostatistical support for the duration of the study - including the planning period; and
    • A contingency plan (for the institution and mentor) for completion of the study in the event the awardee leaves the institution earlier than the end date of the award.
  • NRSA Policies (NIH)

Loan Repayment Program

NamePredoctoralPostdoctoralFaculty
NIH Loan Repayment Program (LRP) for Clinical, Pediatric, or Health Disparities Research
Application Deadline: Fall

More Information About the Loan Repayment Program:

  • The applicant’s research project must be aligned to NCCIH’s mission, research priorities, and strategic plan.
  • Program Goal: Encourage outstanding health professionals to pursue careers in biomedical, behavioral, social, and clinical research.
  • Eligibility: Citizenship, qualified educational debt (>20% base salary), and biomedical doctoral degree (i.e., Ph.D. and M.D.) including clinical doctoral degrees, as well as individuals with doctoral degrees in complementary health practice (i.e., Ph.D., N.D., D.A.O.M., D.C., D.O., D.N.P., etc.), or both.
  • Duration/Commitment: Up to 2 years.
  • Support: NIH may repay up to $35,000 of your qualified student loan debt per year, including most undergraduate, graduate, and medical school loans. Loan repayment benefits are in addition to the institutional salary you receive for your research.

Fellowships

NamePredoctoralPostdoctoralFaculty

F30: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Fellowship for Students at Institutions With NIH-Funded Institutional Predoctoral Dual-Degree Training Programs (Parent F30) (PA-21-049)

F30: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Fellowship for Students at Institutions Without NIH-Funded Institutional Predoctoral Dual-Degree Training Programs (Parent F30) (PA-21-050)
Application Deadlines: April 8/August 8/December 8

F31: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (PA-21-051)
Application Deadlines: April 8/August 8/December 8
F31-Diversity: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (PA-21-052)
Application Deadlines: April 8/August 8/December 8
F32: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (PA-21-048)
Application Deadlines: April 8/August 8/December 8
F32: BRAIN Initiative Fellows: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (RFA-MH-20-620)
Application Deadlines: August 10, 2021/April 11, 2022/December 9, 2022

More Information About Fellowships:

  • Awards are made to the individual and managed by the individual’s institution on his/her behalf.
  • Applicants (candidates or mentees) are individuals interested in working with faculty who have funded research in NCCIH Priority Areas.
  • Before the application receipt date, applicants and mentor(s) are strongly encouraged to discuss their proposed research interest with an NCCIH Program Officer in the specific scientific area and/or intervention that is closely related to the proposed project to confirm its relevance to NCCIH's mission, research priorities, and strategic plan. A list of NCCIH program officials can be found at nccih.nih.gov/grants/contact#area.
  • Per NOT-AT-13-002 NCCIH will not accept applications to this program proposing to conduct new, free-standing clinical trials or studies. Applicants to the fellowship programs interested in clinical research are encouraged to participate in the planning, design, and implementation of the mentor’s ongoing clinical trials and studies in order to gain the training and experience necessary to become independent clinical investigators.
  • Applications that will include the use of natural products or devices in an ongoing interventional research project should explicitly describe the status of the Investigational New Drug (IND) or Investigational Device Exemption (IDE). Applicants interested in natural products research are encouraged to review NCCIH's Natural Product Integrity Policy.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to provide clear evidence that adequate resources are available at the institution for the successful completion of the proposed research training and project. Applications should include explicit statements from the institution and the mentor(s) addressing the following:
    • Detailed information about who will provide the necessary resources;
    • Funding source and amount of additional funding (as needed);
    • Support staff available and committed to the project;
    • Availability of biostatistical support for the duration of the study - including the planning period; and
    • A contingency plan (for the institution and mentor) for completion of the proposed project in the event the awardee leaves the institution earlier than the end date of the award.
  • Applicants should review Notices published to clarify the information required for PA-14-147, PA-14-148, PA-14-149, and PA-14-150.
  • NRSA Policies (NIH)

Institutional Training Programs

NamePredoctoralPostdoctoralFaculty
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T32) (PA-20-142)
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T35) (PA-20-162)

More Information About Institutional Training Programs:

  • Applicant institutions must have faculty with funded research in NCCIH Priority Areas.
  • Awards are made to institutions that manage and select the trainees for the program.
  • NCCIH Institutional Training Sites
  • NRSA Policies (NIH)
  • Per NOT-AT-15-008 NCCIH will not accept applications to these programs proposing to conduct new, free-standing clinical trials or studies. Applicants to the institutional training programs are encouraged to include clinical research-training activities as part of the proposed program, and to encourage their trainees to participate in the planning, design, and implementation of the mentor’s ongoing clinical trials and studies.

Administrative Supplements

NamePredoctoralPostdoctoralFaculty
Administrative Supplements for Complementary Health Practitioner Research Experience (PA-19-031)For NCCIH-funded researchers with R01, P01, U19 or P50 grants to provide hands-on research experiences to complementary health practitioners.
Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (PA-21-071)
Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers (Admin Supp - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (PA-18-592)
Notice of Special Interest: NCCIH Administrative Supplements to NCATS CTSA Programs for Scholars Pursuing Complementary Health Research Career Development (NOT-AT-20-010)To support additional scholar slots with a doctoral, clinical complementary and integrative health degree for KL2 grants currently approved under the Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program. See details.

More Information About the Administrative Supplements:

  • Awards are made to the individual and managed by the individual’s institution on his/her behalf.
  • Applicants (candidates or mentees) are individuals interested in working with faculty who have funded research in NCCIH Priority Areas.
  • Application receipt dates: Each supplement program has different receipt dates, please read the funding opportunity you are interested in for more details. NCCIH will typically provide funding decisions within two months of the receipt date for supplement applications.
  • Supplements can only be awarded to research grants during their active competitive period. Eligible grant mechanisms include research grants as well as program projects and center grants .
  • Use the NIH Reporter Tool to search for active awards, topics of interest, and contact information of NCCIH-funded investigators.

Diversity Programs

NCCIH is committed to developing a diverse biomedical workforce. The Center supports training, career development, and research opportunities for students, postdoctorates, and eligible investigators from underrepresented groups.

Please see our "Biomedical Workforce Diversity Programs and Health Disparities Research" page for more information.


NIH Forms & Applications

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Contacts

For questions about the research project:

Please contact Lanay Mudd, Ph.D., who can discuss the scientific area of your research.

For questions about grants management and budget:

Leslie Boggs
Senior Grants Management Specialist
Email: boggsl@mail.nih.gov

For international research and training opportunities:

NIH Fogarty International Center