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Mental Health Research Career/Scientist Development Awards - #93.281

Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01, MRSDA), Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award (K08, MCSDA), and Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award (K25) provide support for individuals with research potential who need additional mentored development and/or experience in a productive research environment. Awards are available for up to 5 years of salary support (up to $90,000 per year) for the individual candidate, fringe benefits, and 8 percent F&A costs. Specialized training costs and limited research costs are allowable under justified circumstances. Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23) supports the career development of individuals who have made commitment to focus their research endeavors on patient-oriented research. Awards are available for three to five years up to $90,000 per year to help offset the full time salary requirement of the candidate. The NIH Pathway to Independence (PI) Award (K99/R00) provides up to 2 years of mentored support (K99) for a postdoctoral individual followed by up to 3 years of support after the awardee transitions to research independence (R00). K99/R00 awards are awards for up to 5 years of support. During the K99 phase, awards provide up to $50,000 per year for the salary of the individual candidate as well as fringe benefits, and 8 percent F&A costs. Specialized training costs and limited research costs are allowable under justified circumstances. Salary support for all mentored awards may be supplemented by the sponsoring institution from nonfederal funds. The Independent Scientist Award (K02, ISA) is for independent scientists whose careers are developing rapidly; the Mid-career Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24) is for outstanding clinical scientists engaged in patient-oriented research. No specialized training costs are available; limited research costs for K24s and K02s in theoretical areas are available.




For other grantees, costs will be determined in accordance with HHS Regulation 45 CFR Part 74, Subpart Q. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

The following considerations are used in determining projects to be funded: (1) priority score and recommendation of the Initial Review Committee; (2) program priorities of the Institute; and (3) the availability of funds.

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