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ARCHIVED - Independent Scientist Award (Parent K02) (PA-10-057)
Contacts, Submission Dates and Special Interests/Instructions
Release Date: December 16, 2009
Expiration Date: May 8, 2011


NIH Institute/Center Scientific/Research
Contact
Financial or Grants Management
Contact
Salary Support Research Support

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Traci Heath Mondoro, Ph.D.
Division of Blood Diseases and Resources
6701 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7950
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: (301) 435-0052
Email: mondorot@nhlbi.nih.gov

Ms. Marsha D. Mathis
Division of Extramural Research Activities
Two Rockledge Centre, Room 7152
6701 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7926
Bethesda, MD 20892-7926
Phone: (301) 435-0166
Email: MathisMD@mail.nih.gov

Up to $75,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

No research development support funds are provided.

NHLBI Specific Information:

Are competing K02 renewals accepted? No.

NHLBI requires K02 applicants to have national peer-reviewed support (funding from state chapters of the American Heart Association or American Lung Association is not acceptable).
Enough time should remain on an on-going independently funded project so that the K02 will provide support for at least two or more years concurrently with the independent support. If the K02 project period will exceed the project period of funded independent support, the candidate should provide information about proposed continuing research.

Please refer to: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/funding/training/index.htm for specific information on NHLBI programs and career development policies.

NHLBI Helpful Hints for K02 Candidates can be found at: Helpful Hints for Independent Scientist Award.

NHLBI Model K02 Applications can be found at: K02 Model Applications.

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Chyren Hunter, Ph.D.
Division of Extramural Activities
Gateway Building, Room 2C218
7201 Wisconsin Avenue, MSC 9205
Bethesda, MD 20892-9205
Phone (301) 496-9322
E-mail: Hunterc@nia.nih.gov

Lesa McQueen
Grants management Branch,
Gateway Building, Suite 2N212, MSC 9205
Bethesda, MD  20892-2292
Phone: (301) 496-1472
Email: McqueenL@mail.nih.gov

Up to 100,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

Up to $8,000 per year (for tuition and other training-related expenses). Under most circumstances K02 awardees must have independent funding to support research expenses.

NIA Specific Information:

Are competing K02 renewals accepted? No.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Michael Hilton, Ph.D.
Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research
5635 Fishers Lane
Bethesda, MD 20892-9304
Phone: 301-402- 9402
Email: mhilton@mail.nih.gov

Judy Fox
Chief, Grants Management Branch
5635 Fishers Lane, Room 3023
Bethesda , MD   20892-9304
Phone: (301) 443-4704
Email: jfox@mail.nih.gov

Up to $90,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

See below.

NIAAA Specific Information:

Are competing K02 renewals accepted? The K02 is renewable one time only.

NIAAA sponsors a variety of career development programs to ensure the development of highly qualified investigators in alcohol-related research. Opportunities under this announcement include research in the social, behavioral, biological and mathematical sciences as related to alcohol abuse and alcoholism.   Candidates must have active, independent research support, which is renewable during the period of the career development award.

Research Support: Research support is not provided in most cases. Individuals engaged in predominantly theoretical work, such as modeling or computer simulation.may request up to $25,000 per year for research expenses.

For additional information, please see NOT-AA-10-005, Notice of Change in NIAAA Policy on K Award Support (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-AA-10-005.html).

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Katrin Eichelberg, Ph.D.
6700 B Rockledge Drive, Room 3128
Telephone: 301-496-0818
Email: ke39x@nih.gov

Julie Waugh
Grants Management Branch
6700B Rockledge Dr, Room 2139
Bethesda , MD 20886
Phone: (301) 451-7381
Email: jw656v@nih.gov

Up to $75,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

Not Provided.

NIAID Specific Information:

Are competing K02 renewals accepted? No.

NIAID requires K02 applicants to have national peer-reviewed support, preferably an NIH R01 grant or equivalent. This grant can be from NIAID or any other institute or source.

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Dennis A. Twombly, Ph.D.
Extramural Training Officer
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Extramural Policy
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institutes of Health
6100 Executive Boulevard, Room 2C01
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7510
Rockville, MD  20852 (for express/courier service; non-USPS service)
Phone:  301-451-3371
FAX:  301-480-2400
Email: dtwombly@mail.nih.gov

Bryan Clark
6100 Executive Boulevard, Room 8A17K, MSC 7510
Bethesda, Maryland  20892-7510
Phone: (301) 435-6996
Email: clarkb@mail.nih.gov

Up to $75,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

Up to $25,000 per year.

NICHD Specific Information:

Are competing K02 renewals accepted? No.

NICHD accepts K02 applications only from individuals who currently have research support from NICHD.  Applicants must be the PI on an R01 or the PI on a sub-project of multi-component research project.  PIs on R03s or R21s are not eligible.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

Daniel A. Sklare, Ph.D.
Division of Scientific Programs
Executive Plaza So., Rm. 400C
6120 Executive Blvd. , MSC-7180
Bethesda , MD 20892-7180
Phone: (301) 496-1804
Email: sklared@nidcd.nih.gov

Mr. Christopher Myers
Grants Management Branch
Division of Extramural Activities
Executive Plaza So., Rm. 400B
6120 Executive Blvd. , MSC-7180
Bethesda , MD 20892-7180
Phone: (301) 402-0909
Email: myersc@mail.nih.gov

Up to $75,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

Not Provided.

NIDCD Specific Information:

Are competing K02 renewals accepted? No.

The NIDCD K02 program is a salary-only award providing at least 75% protected research time to recently independent scientists having Federal or non-Federal peer-reviewed research grant support (as Principal Investigator) within the NIDCD scientific mission for a period of at least two-three years beyond the anticipated award date of the K02 award.  Applicants for NIDCD K02 awards must have demonstrated independent research accomplishments at the time of application, but not yet be considered well-established in the research area of the application.  The K02 research plan can comprise an ongoing independent research program, an expansion of one or more research aims of an ongoing grant, or a new research trajectory (if research support is in place); the scope of the research plan should be made clear in the application.  If the requested K02 project period will exceed the period of funded independent grant support, the candidate should address his/her plans concerning continuing research support (e.g., planned continuing continuation grant application submissions).

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

Kevin S. Hardwick, D.D.S., M.P.H.
Chief, Research Training and Career Development Branch
6701 Democracy, Room 690
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: (301) 594-2765
Email: kevin.hardwick@nih.gov

Dede Rutberg, MBA
Grants Management Branch
6701 Democracy, Room 656
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
Phone: (301) 594-4798
Email: rutbergd@mail.nih.gov

Up to $75,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

Up to $15,000 per year.

NIDCR Specific Information:

Are competing K02 renewals accepted? No.

To be eligible, applicants must be investigators with active NIDCR research project grant support at the time of submission and award. For the purposes of this policy, PIs of R03 and R21 grants are not eligible.

The K02 award can be funded for up to five years, as long as the research project grant remains active. If a competitive renewal of the research project grant is not successful, K02 support can be continued for one year to allow for a resubmission of the competitive renewal application.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Mimi M. Ghim, Ph.D.
Office of Science Policy and Communications, 6001 Executive Blvd., Rm 5232, MSC 9591
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: (301) 443-6071
Email: ghimm@mail.nih.gov

Carol Alderson
Grants Management Branch
6101 Executive Boulevard, Suite 270
Bethesda, MD 20892-8403
Phone: (301) 594-5614
Email: ca10h@nih.gov

Up to $90,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

See below.

NIDA Specific Information:

Are competing K02 renewals accepted? The K02 is renewable one time only.

NIDA uses the K02 mechanism broadly, to support scientists at various stages of their independent research careers (e.g., newly independent; mid-career) as a means of enhancing their research programs. This award, however, is not intended for senior scientists who are recognized leaders in the alcohol, or drug abuse, or related research fields. For additional guidance or information, please see NOT-DA-11-005 or speak with NIDA program.

Please see NIDA's budget/salary guidelines at NOT-DA-06-013.

Research Support: Research support is not provided except for predominantly theoretical work, such as modeling or computer simulation, in which case up to $25,000 per year can be obtained.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Carol Shreffler, Ph.D.
Program Administrator, Training and Career Development
P. O. Box 12233
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone: (919) 541-1445
Email: Shreffl1@niehs.nih.gov

Lisa Edwards
Division of Extramural Research and Training
530 Davis Drive, Room 3056
Durham, NCĂ‚  27713
Phone: (919) 541-0751
Email: archer@niehs.nih.gov

Up to $75,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

Up to $25,000 per year.

NIEHS Specific Information:

Are competing K02 renewals accepted? No.

Strong preference is given to candidates with active research project grant support from the NIEHS. If R01 grant support is from another NIH Institute, the candidate must propose a research project and career development program which is expected to have a defined impact on the environmental health sciences, be directly responsive to the mission of the NIEHS, show a decided career shift to the environmental health sciences, and commit to directing an R01 submission to the NIEHS within the first two years of the K02 award which proposes to study the human health effects of an environmentally relevant agent. Examples of environmentally relevant agents include industrial chemicals or manufacturing byproducts, metals, pesticides, herbicides, air pollutants and other inhaled toxicants, particulates or fibers, fungal, bacterial, or biologically derived toxins. Agents considered non-responsive to this announcement include, but are not limited to: alcohol, chemotherapeutic agents, radiation which is not the result of an ambient environmental exposure, smoking, except when considered as a secondary smoke exposure as a component in the indoor environment (particularly in children), drugs of abuse, pharmaceuticals, and infectious or parasitic agents, except when these are disease co-factors to an environmental toxicant exposure to produce the biological effect.

PIs on R03 and R21 grant support are not eligible.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Nancy L. Desmond, Ph.D.
Division of Neuroscience & Basic Behavioral Science
6001 Executive Blvd., Room 7197, MSC 9645
Bethesda, MD 20892-9645
Phone: (301) 443-3107
Email: ndesmond@nih.gov

Victoria C. Carper, MPA
Supervisory Grants Management Officer
6001 Executive Blvd.,
Room 6118, MSC 9605
Bethesda, MD  20892-9605
Phone:  (301) 443-3858  
Email: carpervictoria@nih.gov

Up to $90,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

Generally not provided.

NIMH Specific Information:

Are competing K02 renewals accepted? One competing renewal is permitted.

Investigators with active, peer-reviewed, independent research support from the NIMH at the time of submission may apply for a K02 award from NIMH. Eligibility for renewal of a K02 award is also limited to those who have an active NIMH grant at the time of application. The applicant must be one of the named PIs on active R01, R24, R37, P01, P20, P30, P50, U01, or U10 grants. Investigators who are subproject investigators on NIMH P or U series grants, or who are principal investigators on a subcontract of any other grant mechanism, are not eligible. At the time of the K02 award, sufficient time should remain on the qualifying NIMH research project grant that the K02 project period will overlap by at least two years with the NIMH research project grant support (excluding any period of no-cost extension). If support for the qualifying NIMH research project grant lapses during the K02 project period, the K02 support may be continued for one year after the lapse in funding to allow for a resubmission of the qualifying research application.  If the resubmission is unsuccessful, NIMH may terminate the K02 award at that time. If the K02 project period will exceed the project period of funded independent support, the candidate should provide information about his/her plans concerning continued independent research support in the K02 application.

Scientists who hold a position with committed salary support for research or whose primary responsibility is administrative must demonstrate a compelling need for a K02 award. 
Potential applicants are encouraged to contact their NIMH program officer to discuss their interests in this program.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Stephen Korn, Ph.D.
6001 Executive Blvd, Room 2186
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: (301) 496-4188
Email: korns@ninds.nih.gov

Mutema Nyankale
Grants Management Branch
6001 Executive Blvd., NSC/Rm. 3250
Bethesda, MD 20892-9537
Phone: (301) 496-6506
Email: nyankalem@mail.nih.gov

Up to $95,000 plus fringe benefits per year.

Up to $50,000 per year.

NINDS Specific Information:

Are competing K02 renewals accepted? No.

In contrast to requirements of other institutes, applicants are not eligible for this award if they have a major, independent, peer-reviewed research grant (R01, subproject on a P01, or equivalent) prior to receiving the K02 award. This program supports the continued career development of clinician-scientists that are committed to a career in neuroscience research. The award provides salary and research costs for the first three years, and continued salary support for years four and five, contingent on successful competition for an R01 or equivalent award. Applicants should refer to the NINDS website (http://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/postdoc.htm#k02) for NINDS-specific instructions.


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