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Mentored Career Award for Faculty at Institutions That Promote Diversity (K01)
(Postdoctoral Individuals/New Independent Researchers)

This program provides research support to faculty members at an eligible institution with an institutional mission focused on serving minority and other health disparity populations or with federal recognition of the same who can conduct high quality research in the areas of cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematologic, or sleep disorders. Important NHLBI program goals are to enhance the institution's science infrastructure by developing the research career and teaching skills of the candidate.

Candidates for this award must be faculty members at an institution who:  1) are U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, or permanent residents by the time of the award;  2) have a doctoral degree or equivalent in a biomedical or behavioral science at least two years prior to the award and have a full-time faculty appointment at an accredited college or university at the time of award; and 3) wish to receive specialized training in cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematologic, or sleep disorders research. Each candidate must identify and complete arrangements with a mentor (at the same institution or at a collaborating research center) who is recognized as an accomplished investigator in the proposed research area and who will provide guidance for the candidate's career development and research plan.

Mentored Career Award for Faculty at Institutions That Promote Diversity (K01) Web links:

K01 Faculty at Institutions That Promote Diversity Program Announcement (RFA-HL-13-018)

Who is eligible? All faculty members at domestic institutions with an institutional mission focused on serving minority and other health disparity populations underrespresented in scientific research, or institutions that have been identified by federal legislation as having specifically focused institutional missions.

NHLBI has a 6 year limit of cumulative support on institutional and mentored Ks (e.g., K12 or KL2 plus the K01). A candidate for the K01 may not concurrently apply for or have an award pending for any other NIH career development award.

The opportunities? Research training and mentored career development

Duration of support? 3 to 5 years, at least 9 person-months (75 percent of full-time professional effort)

Where? At domestic institutions with an institutional mission focused on serving minority and other health disparity populations underrepresented in scientific research, or institutions that have been identified by federal legislation as having specifically focused institutional missions.

Applications due? July 9, 2012; February 7, 2013; February 7,2014; by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

Salary: Faculty -- up to $75,000 per year plus fringe benefits and up to $36,000 for research development support for new awards.

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 I. 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.

Letter of Intent: Prospective applicants are asked to submit a letter of intent for applications to the Director, Office of Scientific Review at the address listed below.  Although a letter of intent is not required, is not binding, and does not enter into the review of a subsequent application, the information that it contains allows the NHLBI staff to estimate the potential review workload and plan the review.

Letter of Intent Due By:

June 9, 2012 for applications received by July 9, 2012

January 7, 2013 for applications received by February 7, 2013

January 7, 2014 for applications received by February 7, 2014

The Letter of Intent should be sent to:
>Director, Office of Scientific Review
Division of Extramural Research Activities
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health
6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 7214
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7924 (for express mail: Bethesda, Maryland 20817)
Telephone: (301) 435-0270
E-mail: nhlbichiefreviewbranch@nhlbi.nih.gov

Resources for Applicants:

Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (Parent K01)

The NHLBI Website also lists training programs under the category Request for Applications/Proposals & Program Announcements with the application receipt date.

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

Please contact the following NHLBI staff member if you have questions about this award:

Henry Chang, M.D.
Division of Blood Diseases and Resources (responding for all NHLBI programmatic Divisions)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Two Rockledge Center, Room 9176
6701 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7950
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7950 (Express mail zip: 20817)
Telephone: (301) 435-0067
E-mail: changh@nhlbi.nih.gov

Revised June 2012

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