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Mentored Career Development Award to Promote
Faculty Diversity/Re-Entry in Biomedical Research (K01)

(Postdoctoral Individuals/New Independent Researchers)

This program invites applications to increase the number of highly trained investigators, from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in research areas of interest to the NHLBI or from those individuals who wish to re-enter their research careers (e.g., after a hiatus due to family circumstances). It is geared toward individuals whose basic and clinical research interests are grounded in the advanced methods and experimental approaches needed to solve problems related to cardiovascular, pulmonary, and hematologic diseases in the general and health disparities populations.

Mentored Career Development Award to Promote Faculty Diversity/Re-Entry in Biomedical Research (K01) Web link:

K01 Faculty Diversity/Re-Entry Program Announcement (RFA-HL-13-019)

Who is eligible? Faculty members who have been determined by the grantee institution to be underrepresented on faculty in biomedical and behavioral research on a national or institutional basis, such as individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, or individuals who have experienced an interruption in their research careers.

Candidates applying for this program must have been awarded a doctoral degree, such as the Ph.D., M.D., D.O., D.V.M., or an equivalent degree and have a full-time non-tenured faculty appointment (such as instructor or assistant professor) at an accredited college or university at the time of award. Candidates must identify a mentor who is an accomplished investigator in the proposed research area and has experience in developing independent investigators.

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 research institutions

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

Salary: Salary support up to $75,000 per year plus fringe benefits and research support up to $30,000 per year.

How to apply: Applications submitted in response to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for Federal assistance must be submitted electronically through 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 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:

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, MSC 7924
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7924 (Express mail zip: 20817)
Telephone: (301) 435-0270

Resources for Applicants: 

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 members if you have questions about this award:

Jane D. Scott, ScD, MSN, FAHA
Director, Office of Research Training and Career Development,

Division of Cardiovascular Sciences (DCVS - responding for all NHLBI programmatic Divisions)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), NIH
Rockledge II, 8138, 6701 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7940
Telephone: (301) 435-0535

Tawanna Meadows, B.S.
Research Training and Special Programs
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences (DCVS - responding for all NHLBI programmatic Divisions)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH, DHHS
6701 Rockledge Drive Room 8141, MSC 7940
Bethesda, MD 20892-7940
Telephone: (301) 435-0535

Last Updated August 2013

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