Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award (Parent K08)(Postdoctoral Individuals)
This award enables candidates holding professional degrees
(e.g., M.D., D.O., D.V.M., or equivalent degrees) to undertake
3 to 5 years of special study and supervised research with the
goal of becoming independent investigators. The award also
allows awardees to pursue a research career development program
suited to their experience and capabilities under a mentor who
is competent to provide guidance in the chosen research area.
Institutions may submit applications on behalf of candidates
who hold professional degrees. At least 2 years must have elapsed
since the health professional degree was granted. Candidates can
have varying levels of clinical training and research experience.
All candidates must be U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, or
legal permanent residents of the U.S. Persons with temporary or
student visas are not eligible. 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.
NHLBI requires an IRB-approved data and safety monitoring plan
for: (1) all clinical trials regardless of phase, and (2) all
clinical research with greater than minimal risk.
Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award (K08)
Program Announcement (PA-14-046)
Who is eligible? Candidates must have a health professional
doctoral degree, such as the M.D., D.O., D.V.M., or equivalent degree,
and a professional license to practice in the United States.
Documentation of active licensure should be included in the application.
NHLBI has a 6 year limit of cumulative support on institutional
and mentored Ks (e.g., K12 or KL2 plus the K08). A candidate for
the K08 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)
conducting patient-oriented research and related career
Where? At an institution with the staff and facilities
needed for the proposed research
Applications due? February 12, June 12, and 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 $25,000 per year for research support for new awards.
The actual salary must be consistent with the salary structure of
the grantee institution and the level of effort.
Advisory Committee: NHLBI strongly encourages K08
candidates to include an Advisory Committee composed of the
candidate's mentor(s) and two or three other senior faculty members.
If the candidate does not propose an Advisory Committee, she/he should
document which individuals are available to cover all areas of expertise
that are required for the research plan and career development.
Concurrent Competing Applications: K08 applicants
may not hold any other Federal or non-Federal equivalent salary award,
such as the American Heart Association Scientist Development Grant.
NHLBI suggests that K08 applications include biographical sketches
of the collaborators and consultants.
Please note: Candidates should submit an application
for the "Mentored Research Scientist Development Award" (Parent K01, PA-14-044)
if they are interested in the following focused research areas:
--Highly innovative epidemiological research that elucidates the
mechanisms, etiology, pathogenesis, prevention, diagnosis and treatment
of heart, lung, blood diseases, and sleep disorders.
--Biostatistics research leading to the development of new
methods for designing and analyzing clinical studies, including
clinical trials, epidemiologic and genetics studies in heart,
lung, blood diseases, and sleep disorders.
--Comparative effectiveness research that involves
the comparison of screening, diagnostic, preventive or
treatment strategies of heart, lung, blood diseases, and
sleep disorders using appropriate methods from randomized
controlled trials to the analysis of electronic medical records.
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.
Resources for K08 Candidates:
The NHLBI Web site also lists training programs under the
category Request for Applications/Proposals
& Program Announcements through the application receipt date.
Leave Guidelines for Recipients of Mentored Career Award
Reduction in Percent Effort for NHLBI Mentored Career Development K Awards (NOT-HL-06-118)
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
For more information on specific program opportunities,
Drew Carlson, Ph.D.
Division of Cardiovascular Science, NHLBI
Rockledge II Building, Room 8142
6701 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7940
Bethesda, MD 20892-7940
Telephone: (301) 435-0535
FAX: (301) 480-7404
Last Updated: February 2014