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Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award (Parent K25)
(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 faculty.

Institutions may submit applications on behalf of candidates who hold an advanced degree in a quantitative area of science or engineering.

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 link:

K25 Program Announcement (PA-14-048)

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.

Resources for K25 Candidates:

The NHLBI Website also lists training programs under the category Request for Applications/Proposals & Program Announcements through 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:

Drew E. Carlson, Ph.D.
Program Director
Office of Research Training and Career Development
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, NHLBI (responding for all NHLBI programmatic Divisions)
Rockledge II Building, Room 8142
6701 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7940
Bethesda, MD 20892-7940
Telephone: (301) 435-0535
FAX: (301) 480-7404
Email: carlsonde@nhlbi.nih.gov

Wayne C. Wang, Ph.D.
Program Director
Office of Research Training and Career Development
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, NHLBI (responding for all NHLBI programmatic Divisions)
Rockledge II Building, Room 8140
6701 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7940
Bethesda, MD 20892-7940
Telephone: (301) 435-0535
FAX: (301) 480-7404
Email: wangwc@nhlbi.nih.gov

Revised: February 2014

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