The goal of all these programs is to increase the numbers and capabilities of scientists engaged in biomedical and behavioral research and to offer scientists the opportunity to receive full-time training in areas that reflect a national need. The programs also provide non-independent and newly independent investigators the opportunity to establish their research careers.
For these researchers, the NHLBI has six research training programs:
- Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (Parent K01)
NHLBI seeks training career applications (K01 - Mentored Research Scientist Development Award) in the following research focus 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.
To prepare this application, use the Parent K01 Program Announcement PA-14-044.
- Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award (K08)
- Career Transition Award (K22)
- Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23)
- Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award (K25)
- Pathway to Independence (PI) Award(K99/R00)
The above awards provide both part-time and full-time support for 2 to 5 years.
For non-independent and newly independent researchers, the NHLBI offers four additional research training programs that support individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds or individuals who have experienced an interruption in their research careers.
- Mentored Career Development Award to Promote Faculty Diversity in Biomedical Research (K01)
- Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
- Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers
Revised July 2014