K awards provide support for senior postdoctoral fellows or faculty-level candidates. K awards are designed to promote the career development of specific groups of individuals based on their past training and career stage.
The objective of these programs is to bring candidates to the point where they are able to conduct their research independently and are competitive for major grant support. Current NIH policies require that, by the time of the award, applicants must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen U.S. nationals, or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence. Please note that this requirement applies to all the mechanisms below, EXCEPT the K99/R00.
Mentored Career Development AwardsCareer Development Awards for Independent InvestigatorsCareer Development Award Resources
Mentored Research Scientist Development Award
Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award
Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award
Mentored Quantitative Research Development Award
Pathway to Independence Award
Independent Scientist Award
IMPORTANT NOTE: Starting with the June 12, 2014 deadline, NICHD will no longer be participating in the K02 program: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-045.html. Please visit http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HD-14-009.html for details.
Mid-Career Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research