Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award
(Postdoctoral Individuals/New Independent Researchers)
The goal of this program is to foster interdisciplinary collaboration
in biomedical and behavioral research by supporting supervised
research experiences for scientists with quantitative and engineering
backgrounds. This award provides research and career development
opportunities for scientists and engineers with little or no
biomedical or behavioral research experience who are committed
to establishing themselves in careers as independent biomedical
or behavioral investigators. Examples of quantitative scientific
and technical backgrounds outside of biology and medicine considered
appropriate for this award include, but are not limited to:
mathematics, statistics, computer science, informatics, physics,
chemistry, and engineering. This mechanism is intended for research-oriented
investigators from the postdoctoral level to the level of senior
Institutions may submit applications on behalf of candidates
who hold an advanced degree in a quantitative area of science
All candidates must be U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals,
or legal permanent residents of the U.S. The grantee institution
must have a strong, well-established research and research
training program in the chosen area, accomplished faculty
in the basic and clinical sciences, and a commitment to the
candidate's research development. The proposed program should
include an appropriate mentor.
Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development
Award (K25) Web links:
Program Announcement (PA-11-196)
The NHLBI Website also lists training programs under the
category Request for Applications/Proposals
& Program Announcements through the application receipt
Special Leave Guidelines for Recipients
of Mentored Career Award
NHLBI's Division of Blood Diseases and Resources (DBDR) Program Description
NHLBI's Division of Cardiovascular Sciences (DCVS) Program Description
NHLBI's Division of Lung Diseases (DLD) Program Description
Who is eligible? Individuals with an advanced degree
in a quantitative area of science or engineering.
NHLBI has a 6 year limit of cumulative support on institutional and mentored Ks (e.g., K12 or KL2 plus the K25). A candidate
for the K25 may not concurrently apply for or have an award
pending for any other NIH career development award.
The opportunities? Research training/Career Development
Duration of Support? 3 to 5 years, at least 9 person-months (75
percent of full-time professional effort) to conduct health-related research.
Where? At an institution with a well-established research
and biomedical, behavioral, or bioengineering career development
program, or have demonstrable ties to such programs.
Applications due? February 12, June 12, October 12
- new applications;
March 12, July 12, and November 12 - resubmission applications.
Salary: Up to $75,000 per year plus fringe benefits
and up to $40,000 per year for research development support.
The actual salary must be consistent with the salary structure
of the grantee institution and the level of effort.
How to apply: Applications submitted in response to
this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for Federal assistance
must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov
using the SF 424 Research and Related
(R&R) forms and the SF 424 (R&R) Application Guide.
The SF 424 (R&R) Application Guide for NIH and Other PHS Agencies includes Part 1.7 Supplemental Instructions to the SF 424 (R&R) for Preparing an Individual Research Career Development Award (CDA) Application ("K" series).
Page Limitations: All page limitations described in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide and the Table of Page Limits must be followed.
Letters of Reference: Candidates must carefully follow the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide, including the time period for when letters of reference will be accepted. Applications lacking the required reference letters will not be reviewed (see: NOT-OD-11-079). Please note that the specified format must be used. This is a separate process from submitting an application electronically. Reference letters are submitted directly through the eRA Commons Referee Information link and not through Grants.gov.
Please contact the following NHLBI staff member if you
have questions about this award:
Mark Roltsch, Ph.D.
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, NHLBI
6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 8140, MSC 7940
Bethesda, MD 20892-7940
Phone: (301) 435-0535
Revised: August 2011