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)
The NHLBI seeks training career applications on highly innovative research in the following areas:
- Epidemiological research that elucidates the mechanisms, etiology, pathogenesis, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases and sleep disorders.
- Biostatistics research leading to the development of innovative methods for designing studies and analyzing data in clinical and population-based research. This may include clinical trials and epidemiologic, genomic, proteomic, or metabolomic studies in heart, lung, blood diseases and sleep disorders.
- Outcomes research involving the comparison of screening, diagnostic, preventive or treatment strategies for heart, lung, blood diseases and sleep disorders.
- Implementation (T4 translation) research that addresses strategies for sustained adoption of proven, effective interventions in communities, health systems, clinicians, patients and families for heart, lung, and blood diseases and sleep disorders.
- State of the art research studies reflected above that use large data sources and electronic health records are encouraged.
To prepare this application, use the Parent K01 Program Announcement PA-16-190.
- 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 three 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.