Grants and Funding
NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00) (PA-14-042)
Table of IC-Specific Information, Requirements and Staff Contacts
Release Date: December 19, 2013
Expiration Date: January 8, 2017


NIH Institute or Center Contacts

Institute/Center Specific Information

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Scientific Program Contact:
Michael Schmidt, Ph.D
Phone: 240-276-5630
Email: mschmidt@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Barbara J. Liesenfeld
Phone: 240-276-6294
Email: liesenfb@mail.nih.gov

NCI-Specific Information:

The NCI accepts K99/R00 applications that propose laboratory-based cancer research. NCI encourages those involved in non-laboratory based research to consider applying for the NCI K07 (Cancer Prevention, Control, Behavioral and Population Sciences Career Development Award), or the NCI K22 (NCI Transition Career Development Award) mechanisms.
Additional NCI-specific information/requirements can be found on http://www.cancer.gov/researchandfunding/cancertraining/outsidenci/k99.
Award start dates are determined by the availability of NCI funds and may not occur until after the earliest possible start date.

Salary Support: Up to $100,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $30,000 per year.

National Eye Institute (NEI)

Scientific Program Contact:
Neeraj Agarwal, Ph.D.             
Phone: (301) 451-2020
Email: agarwalnee@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
William W. Darby
Phone: (301) 451-2020
Email: wwd@nei.nih.gov

NEI Specific Information:

NEI will accept applications for funding that are responsive to programmatic priority areas for research within vision and ophthalmology as detailed in the National Plan for Eye and Vision Research found at www.nei.nih.gov.

Salary Support: NEI will provide salary support commensurate with the applicant institution's salary structure for persons of equivalent qualifications, experience, and rank.
Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Scientific Program Contact:
Extramural programs:
Helena O. Mishoe, Ph.D., MPH
Phone: (301) 451-5081
Email: mishoeh@nhlbi.nih.gov

Intramural programs:
Herbert Geller, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 451-9440
Email: gellerh@nhlbi.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Ms. Beckie Chamberlin
Phone: (301) 435-0183
Email: chamberr@nhlbi.nih.gov
Mr. John Diggs
Phone: (301) 402-4267
Email: diggsjw@mail.nih.gov

NHLBI Specific Information:

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

Salary Support: Up to $75,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

Scientific Program Contact:
Bettie J. Graham, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 496-7531
Email: Bettie_graham@nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Cheryl Chick
Phone: (301) 435-7858
Email: ChickC@mail.nih.gov

NHGRI Specific Information:

Prospective applicants are encourage to read: Charting a course for genomic medicine from base pairs to bedside, published February 10, 2011 in Nature (http://www.genome.gov/Pages/About/Planning/2011NHGRIStrategicPlan.pdf) to familiarize themselves with the research areas of interest to the Institute which include genomics, proteomics, population genomics, and the ethical, legal and social issues (ELSI) related to genetics and genomics. 
Program Directors (http://www.genome.gov/10000950#al-2) are available to discuss with potential applicants their concept for this initiative during the development stages of the application.

Salary Support: NHGRI does not impose any salary restriction on the R00 phase of the award beyond that imposed legislatively. The total salary requested must be based on a full-time, 12 month staff appointment for at least 75% effort.
Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Scientific Program Contact:
Chyren Hunter, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 496-9322
Email: Hunterc@nia.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Ms. Traci Lafferty, NIA
Phone: (301) 496-1472
Email: laffertt@nia.nih.gov

NIA Specific Information:

Salary Support: Up to $75,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Scientific Program Contact:
Lindsey Grandison, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 443-0606
Email: lgrandis@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Judy Fox
Phone: (301) 443-4704
Email: jfox@mail.nih.gov

NIAAA Specific Information:

NIAAA sponsors a variety of career development programs to ensure the development of highly qualified investigators in alcohol-related research.  Opportunities under the K99/R00 program include research in the social, behavioral, biological and mathematical sciences as related to alcohol abuse and alcoholism.  Postdoctoral fellows currently receiving NIAAA support through the Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA program (T32 or F32) and postdoctoral fellows in the NIAAA intramural program (DICBR) should also consider the NIAAA Career Transition Award (K22) described at: PAR-06-096.  The K22 and K99/R00 programs are both intended for postdoctoral fellows whose formal research training is nearly complete, and who will soon begin searching for faculty positions. Those whose career development would benefit from further mentored training should also consider the mentored Career Development Awards offered by NIAAA (e.g., K01, K08, K23, K25).  Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Institute program staff to help choose among these career development options.
For general information about NIAAA research interests and training programs, consult http://www.niaaa.nih.gov.

Salary Support: Up to $90,000 plus fringe benefits per year. Details at NOT-AA-10-005.
Research Support: Up to $50,000 per year.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Scientific Program Contact:
Katrin Eichelberg, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-496-0818
Email: ke39x@nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Chernay Mason
Phone: (301) 435-2068
Email: Chernay.Mason@nih.gov

NIAID Specific Information:

NIAID encourages and will give preference to applications requesting 1 year of support for the mentored K99 phase and 2 years for support for the independent R00 phase of the award.

Salary Support: Up to $75,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

Scientific Program Contact:
Amanda Taylor Boyce, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-594-5055
Email: boycea@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Yen Thach
Phone: (301) 594-3505
Email: thachy@mail.nih.gov

NIAMS Specific Information:

Information about NIAMS funding mechanisms is available at http://www.niams.nih.gov/Funding/Funding_Opportunities/activity_codes.asp.

Salary Support: NIAMS will provide up to $50,000 per year for salary support (up to $75,000 per year for applicants with an M.D. degree), plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $20,000 per year.

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

Scientific Program Contact:
Zeynep Erim, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 435-6686  
Email: erimz@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Florence Turska
Phone: (301) 451-4782
Email: turskaf@mail.nih.gov

NIBIB Specific Information:

More information on NIBIB Career Awards can be found at http://www.nibib.nih.gov/training-careers/junior-investigator. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Program Director listed at the left to determine if their application is appropriate to NIBIB, to verify eligibility, and to identify the most suitable career development mechanism.

Salary Support: Up to $50,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $20,000 per year.

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

Scientific Program Contact:
Dennis A. Twombly, Ph.D.
Phone:  301-451-3371
Email:  dtwombly@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Ryan Talesnik 
Phone: (301) 435-6976
Email: talesnikr@mail.nih.gov

NICHD Specific Information:

NICHD offers research career development awards in areas relevant to normal and abnormal human development, including contraception, fertilization, pregnancy, childbirth, prenatal and postnatal development, and childhood development through adolescence.  The mission areas also include research on intellectual and developmental disabilities and rehabilitation medicine.  More detailed information can be found at: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/research/by-nichd/pages/index.aspx.
The K99/R00 program is designed for postdoctoral fellows (PhDs, MDs, or other) whose formal research training is nearly complete, and who expect to find a tenure-track or equivalent faculty position within 2 years of receiving the award.  Those whose career development would benefit from further research training should also consider the mentored Career Development Awards offered by NICHD (e.g., K01, K08, K23, K25).   Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to email or call the NICHD Scientific/Research Contact to help choose among these career development award mechanisms, to determine K99/R00 eligibility, and to assess relevance of the proposed project to the NICHD mission.
Awardees must spend at least one year on the K99 phase of the award.

Salary Support: For the K99 phase of the award, NICHD provides salary of up to $75,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.



National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

Scientific Program Contact:
Daniel A. Sklare, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 496-1804
Email: sklared@nidcd.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Mr. Christopher Myers
Phone: (301) 402-0909
Email: myersc@mail.nih.gov

NIDCD Specific Information:

The NIDCD welcomes applications from postdoctoral scientists seeking to establish an independent research career in areas of research supported by the Institute: hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language. 
Prior to commencing the third year of the independent investigator (R00) award phase, NIDCD awardees will be expected to have submitted an investigator-initiated research grant (R01) application.

Salary Support: Up to $105,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

Scientific Program Contact:
Leslie A. Frieden, PhD
Phone: (301) 496-4263
Email: friedenla@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Dede Rutberg, MBA
Phone: (301) 594-4798
Email: rutbergd@mail.nih.gov

NIDCR Specific Information:

The NIDCR welcomes applications from postdoctoral scientists seeking to establish an independent research career in research areas relevant to the NIDCR Strategic Plan (http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/Research/ResearchPriorities/StrategicPlan/).Previous K awardees are not generally eligible to apply for a second K award; however, the NIDCR will accept K99/R00 applications from dentist scientists who have used a NIDCR- K08 or K23 award to earn a PhD. Such applicants must have been awarded the PhD before applying. All other K99/R00 eligibility requirements and conditions apply. While early transitions to the R00 phase may be permitted, all applicants must propose a 2 year K99 phase.

The NIDCR will not accept K99/R00 applications which propose to conduct a multisite clinical study, a clinical trial or clinical biomarker evaluation study. Clinician scientists seeking training in the conduct of clinical trials or biomarker evaluation studies should instead propose an ancillary study within an on-going research program. For NIDCR policy regarding support of clinical trials and biomarker evaluation studies, see NOT-DE-11-002 New NIDCR Policy: Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trials Include Biomarker Clinical Evaluation Studies.

NIDCR has a 6 year limit of cumulative support on institutional K awards (e.g., K12, KL2) and individual mentored K awards (e.g., K08, K23, K25, K99). Dentists who have used NIDCR K08 or K23 awards to support PhD training may be eligible for a waiver of this limit.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the program official identified in the contact table before preparing an application to discuss eligibility requirements and the relevance of the proposed research to the Institute’s research priorities.

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

Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Scientific Program Contact:
Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases
James F. Hyde, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 594-7692
Email: HydeJ@mail.nih.gov

Digestive & Liver Diseases, Nutrition, and Obesity
Judith Podskalny, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 594-8876
Email: PodskalnyJ@mail.nih.gov

Kidney and Urologic Diseases
Tracy L. Rankin, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 594-4748
Email: rankint@mail.nih.gov

Hematologic Disorders
Terry Rogers Bishop, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 594-7726
Email: BishopT@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Aricia M. Ajosa, MPA
Phone: (301) 594-9023
Email: ajosea@mail.nih.gov

NIDDK Specific Information:

NIDDK will accept K99/R00 applications from well-qualified postdoctoral fellows working in the areas of research supported by NIDDK: diabetes, endocrinology, metabolic diseases, obesity, nutrition, digestive and liver diseases, kidney and urological disorders, and hematologic diseases. Information on the NIDDK K99/R00 program can be found at http://www2.niddk.nih.gov/Funding/TrainingCareerDev/K99. Applicants should consider applying for the NIDDK K01 award (PAR-12-020) as an alternative to the K99/R00.  The NIDDK provides further information on all K-award programs on our training and career development website: http://www2.niddk.nih.gov/Funding/TrainingCareerDev/.

Salary Support: Up to $75,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $25,000 per year.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Scientific Program Contact:
Mimi M. Ghim, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 443-6071
Email: ghimm@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Carol Alderson
Phone: (301) 933-6196
Email: ca10h@nih.gov

NIDA Specific Information:

Applicants are encouraged to visit the following Web site to learn more about NIDA research training-related opportunities and resources: http://www.nida.nih.gov/researchtraining/traininghome.html.

Salary Support: Up to $90,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $50,000 per year.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Scientific Program Contact:
Carol Shreffler, Ph.D.
Phone: (919) 541-1445
Email: Shreffl1@niehs.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Lisa Edwards
Phone: (919) 541-0751
Email: archer@niehs.nih.gov

NIEHS Specific Information:

Research projects proposed should have a defined focus in the environmental health sciences, and be responsive to the mission of the NIEHS, which is distinguished from that of other Institutes by its support of research programs seeking to understand how environmental exposures alter biologic processes and affect the risk of either disease development or the distribution of disease in populations. Examples of environmental exposures relevant to the mission of the NIEHS include industrial chemicals or manufacturing by-products, metals, pesticides, herbicides, air pollutants and other inhaled toxicants, particulates or fibers, fungal or bacterially derived toxins due to ambient exposures. Agents considered to belong to the mission area of other NIH Institutes include: alcohol, chemotherapeutic agents, ionizing radiation, drugs of abuse, pharmaceuticals, smoking (except second-hand smoke), and infectious or parasitic agents, except when these are disease co-factors with an environmental toxicant exposure to produce the biological effect. Projects focusing on ecology, ecologic or microbial biotransformation, ecologic biodegradation and remediation, ecological monitoring, wildlife and fisheries biology or studies of sentinel species, geochemistry and other ecologically based environmental studies are not considered responsive to this Program Announcement. Research in veterinary medicine where the endpoint is animal health or in food science is also not responsive. Proposals for research in exposure assessment should concentrate on exposure biology, which is at the interface of exposures and human health, and research centered on biomarkers as indicators of body burden, pathophysiological changes, or inception/progression of disease, rather than environmental measurement of ambient contact or point of exposure.

Salary Support: Up to $75,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $20,000 per year.

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Scientific Program Contact:
Division of Cell Biology and Biophysics
Paula Flicker, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 594-0828
Email: flickerp@nigms.nih.gov

Division of Genetics and Developmental Biology
Michelle R. J. Hamlet, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-594-0943
Email: hamletm@mail.nih.gov

Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry
Barbara Gerratana, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-594-3827
Email: gerratanab@nigms.nih.gov

Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity
Michael A Sesma, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-594-3900
Email: msesma@nigms.nih.gov

Division of Biomedical Technology, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology
Stephen Marcus, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-594-2987
Email: marcusst@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Erica West
Phone: 301- 594 -3917
Email: weste@nigms.nih.gov

NIGMS Specific Information:

The NIGMS encourages postdoctoral trainees to apply by their third year of postdoctoral training. Awardees must complete at least one full year of mentored training under the K99 phase before transitioning to the R00 phase. Individuals who already have extensive postdoctoral training and expect to transition to an independent position in less than one year may not be appropriate for this grant mechanism.  In making funding decisions, the NIGMS will give high priority to applications directly related to the missions of the five Institute divisions (http://www.nigms.nih.gov/About/Overview). New K99 awards are generally made from April through September. Before preparing an application, each investigator is encouraged to contact NIGMS staff to discuss the potential application. In some cases, the applicant may discover that there are better options for his/her specific situation.
Eligibility: NIGMS does not intend to use this award to support individuals who already have faculty appointments including assistant professor, clinical assistant professor, research assistant professor, and instructor or their equivalent in academia, industry, or elsewhere.
Exceptions to the Four-year Limit: In unusual circumstances, exceptions to the 4-year limit may be approved. An exception may be considered when a significant change in fields of study has occurred, such as moving from physical science to life science research, or when a significant break in training has occurred as a result of family responsibilities. Such unique exceptions will be considered on a case by case basis. Investigators are encouraged to contact NIGMS staff to discuss issues regarding eligibility prior to applying. In a cover letter with the application, the investigator should include an explanation of the special circumstances of his/her career training that warrants consideration for an exception. The applicant should provide similar information in the career development section of the application.

Salary Support: Up to $60,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $20,000 per year.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Scientific Program Contact:
Nancy L Desmond, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 443-3107
Email: ndesmond@nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Terri Jarosik
Phone: (301) 443-3858
Email: Theresa.Jarosik@nih.gov

NIMH Specific Information:

The NIMH welcomes applications from postdoctoral scientists seeking to establish an independent research career in areas of research supported by the Institute. The NIMH supports a broad spectrum of basic and translational research, including basic neuroscience, human genetics, adult and developmental translational research, services and intervention research, and AIDS-related research (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/organization/nimh-extramural-research-programs.shtml).  Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Institute career development staff (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/research-funding/training/contacts-for-research-training-and-career-development-programs.shtml) before preparing an application to discuss the relevance of the proposed research to the Institute’s current research priorities and for guidance on the proposed research and career development plans. Applicants are expected to describe a clearly defined path for transition to independence, including milestones, in their applications. 
Awardees are expected to complete at least one full year of mentored training under the K99 phase before transitioning to the R00 phase. Individuals who already have extensive postdoctoral training and expect to transition to an independent position in less than one year may not be appropriate candidates for this program. Prior to commencing the third year of the independent investigator (R00) award phase, NIMH awardees are expected to have submitted an investigator-initiated research grant (R01) application. 
Exceptions to the Four-year Eligibility Limit: In unusual circumstances, exceptions to the 4-year limit may be approved. An exception may be considered when a significant change in fields of study has occurred, such as moving from physical science to life science research, or when a significant break in training has occurred as a result of family responsibilities or medical leave. Such unique exceptions will be considered on a case by case basis. Investigators are expected to contact NIMH staff to discuss issues regarding eligibility prior to applying and to learn if their circumstance warrants an exception. If approved, a cover letter with the application should include an explanation of the special circumstances that warrant consideration for an exception. The applicant should provide similar information in the career development section of the application.

See http://www.nimh.nih.gov/research-funding/training/career-development-programs-k-series.shtml for further details about NIMH’s support for K programs.

Salary Support: Up to $75,000 plus fringe benefits per year.  Practicing physician-scientists may be eligible for up to $90,000 salary plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $20,000 per year.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Scientific Program Contact:
Stephen Korn, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 496-4188
Email: korns@ninds.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Donna James
Phone: (301) 496-9231
Email: jamesd@mail.nih.gov

NINDS Specific Information:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Dr. Korn with any questions about eligibility or other questions about the K99/R00 program.  More information, including NINDS requirements for transition to R00 support, can be found on the NINDS website: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/postdoc.htm#k99.

Note: NINDS does not allow carry-over of K99 funds into the R00 period. When the postdoctoral position ends, the K99 terminates. The R00 can begin as early as the start date of the awardee’s job, contingent on NINDS receiving the R00 application with sufficient advance notice.

Salary Support: Normally, salary up to $50,000 plus fringe benefits for each K99 year. Practicing clinician-scientists may be eligible for up to $95,000 salary.
Research Support: Up to $20,000 per year.

National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

Scientific Program Contact:
David Banks, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.S.W., RN
Phone: (301) 496-9558
Email: banksdh@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact: Ron Wertz
Phone: 301-594-2807
Email: wertzr@mail.nih.gov

NINR Specific Information:

NINR welcomes applications from postdoctoral scientists who have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in nursing and are seeking to establish an independent research career on preventing, delaying the onset, and slowing the progression of disease and disability. This includes finding effective approaches to achieving and sustaining a healthy lifestyle, easing the symptoms of illness, improving quality of life for patients and caregivers, eliminating health disparities, and addressing issues at the end of life. NINR supports basic research relevant to its mission, in order to provide a sound scientific basis for changes in clinical practice. In keeping with the importance of translational research in various settings, NINR's major emphasis is on interdisciplinary research. NINR's research program is guided by four strategies intended to advance science:

  • integrating biology and behavior
  • designing and using new technology
  • developing new tools
  • preparing the next generation of nurse scientists
Central to the themes of our research are the important roles that the patient, the family and other caregivers, and the community play in promoting health and managing disease and disability. Science areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, end of life, biobehavioral research, genetics, epigenetics, and incorporation of advanced technology. As our science grows, NINR is focusing on ways to stimulate its future development by incorporating new tools and analytical approaches such as informatics and meta-analyses. The role of interdisciplinary research teams is a priority and will continue to increase. The Institute is committed to training new investigators, with attention to the areas of greatest need and to strategies for encouraging young investigators and members of groups underrepresented in science.

Salary Support: Up to $50, 000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $20,000 per year.

National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Scientific Program Contact:
For  Clinical/Public Health Informatics
Hua-Chuan Sim, MD
Phone: 301-594-4882
Email: simh@mail.nih.gov

For Translational Bioinformatics
Jane Ye, PhD
Phone: 301-594-4927
Email: yej@mail.nih.gov

For Consumer Informatics
Alan VanBiervliet, PhD
Phone: 301-594-1297
Email: alan.vanbiervliet@nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Dwight Mowery
Phone: 301-496-4221
Email: moweryd@mail.nih.gov

NLM Specific Information:

NLM supports research career development in clinical/public health informatics, translational bioinformatics, and consumer informatics. We define informatics as the intersection of computer, information and behavioral sciences with one or more application domains. Application domains of interest include health care delivery, basic biomedical research, clinical and translational research, public health and others. Whatever the application domain, the research career focus must be informatics. Preference will be given to applicants who received their informatics training at one of NLM's university-based training programs in Biomedical Informatics.

Salary Support: Up to $50,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $20,000 per year.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

Scientific Program Contact:
Alberto L. Rivera-Rentas, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 443-8372
Email: riverara@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
George Tucker, M.B.A.
Phone: (301) 594-9102
Email: gt35v@nih.gov

NCCAM Specific Information:

NCCAM accepts only applications that propose basic research projects in areas of NCCAM's interest and priorities.

  • Before the application receipt date, investigators are strongly encouraged to discuss their proposed research interest with an NCCAM Program Officer in the specific scientific area and/or intervention that is closely-related to the proposed project to confirm its relevance to NCCAM's mission and research priorities. A list of NCCAM program officials can be found at http://nccam.nih.gov/grants/contact#area
  • Applications proposing the use of natural products or devices in an interventional research project should explicitly describe the status of the Investigational New Drug (IND) or Investigational Device Exemption (IDE). Applicants interested in natural products research are encouraged to review NCCAM's Natural Product Integrity Policy.
  • Applications should include explicit statements from the institution and the mentor(s) addressing the following:
    • Detailed information about who will provide the necessary resources;
    • Funding source and amount of additional funding (as needed);
    • Support staff available and committed to the project;
    • Availability of biostatistical support for the duration of the study - including the planning period; and
    • A contingency plan (for the institution and mentor) for completion of the study in the event the awardee leaves the institution earlier than the end date of the award.

Salary Support: Commensurate with the applicant institution's salary structure for persons of equivalent qualifications, experience, and rank.

Research Support: Up to $20,000 per year.

Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP)

Scientific Program Contact:
Michael Chang, Ph.D.,
Phone: (301) 435-0744
Email: ChangMic@mail.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Judy Musgrave
Phone: (301) 435-0841
Email: musgravj@mail.nih.gov

ORIP Specific Information:

ORIP develops and makes available tools and infrastructure for biomedical research. Applications in response to this program announcement must focus on research in the development of novel technologies, methods, and software that enable and transform our approaches to biomedical research problems. Novel instrumentation, computational and informatics tools, and analytical methods are all appropriate.

Salary Support: Up to $75,000 plus fringe benefits per year.
Research Support: Up to $20,000 per year.

Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS)

Scientific Program Contact:
Dr. Rebecca Costello
Phone: 301-435-3605
Email: costellb@od.nih.gov

Grants Management Contact:
Tammy Dickinson
Phone: 301-402-2911
Email: dickinst@od.nih.gov

ODS Specific Information:

ODS does not receive applications, and does not fund applications directly, but provides funds to other ICs to support areas aligned with the mission of ODS.

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