Clinical Research Training Opportunities & Resources
Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award (K08)
The Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award (K08) provides support and "protected
time" for an intensive, supervised research career development experience to
individuals with a clinical doctoral degree (e.g., M.D., D.D.S., D.M.D., D.O., D.C.,
O.D., N.D., D.V.M., Pharm.D., or Ph.D. in clinical disciplines) committed to a career
in laboratory or clinically-based research in biomedical imaging and bioengineering.
Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23)
Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Awards (K23) provide support
for research-oriented clinicians to develop independent research skills and gain
experience in advanced methods and experimental approaches needed to become an independent
investigator conducting patient-oriented research. It is the specific goal of these
awards to increase the pool of clinical researchers who can conduct patient-oriented
studies, capitalizing on the discoveries of biomedical research and translating
them to clinical settings. For the purposes of this award, patient-oriented research
is defined as research conducted with human subjects (or on material of human origin
such as tissues, specimens and cognitive phenomena for which an investigator directly
interacts with human subjects).
Research Education Programs for Residents and Clinical Fellows
The NIBIB Research Education Programs for Residents and Clinical Fellows (R25) is
intended to help Radiology departments integrate their education and mentoring programs
with those of other clinical departments and to support the research education and
training of up to two (2) outstanding residents and clinical fellows as clinician-scientists.
Participating PD(s)/PI(s) must have an MD degree and a faculty appointment in a
Department of Radiology; program participants must be residents or clinical fellows
in radiology residency programs or other NIBIB-relevant programs including, but
not limited to, cardiology, neurology, orthopaedics, ophthalmology, or surgery.
This program is intended to support research education for program participants
during residency and, if appropriate, to continue this education during their fellowship
years. Consequently, initial support for any individual participant must take place
for a minimum 12-month period during residency. Program participants may subsequently
apply for an additional 12 months of support during their residency or fellowship.
During any supported period, participants must devote a minimum of 75% of full-time
professional effort to this research education program.
It is expected that program participants will be supervised by mentors with a strong
record of training clinician-scientists and will conduct basic or clinical research
in a well-funded (NIH or comparable) research laboratory. In addition, it is expected
that participants will receive, through appropriate educational experiences, guidance
in the professional skills needed for a successful research career, including research
design and analysis, grant writing, and career counseling.
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NIH Loan Repayment Program (LRP)
The Loan Repayment Program is a vital component of our nation's efforts to attract
health professionals to careers in clinical research. Through this program, doctoral-level
clinical researchers with domestic nonprofit or U.S government (Federal, state or
local) funding must conduct clinical research for 50% or more of their total level
of effort for an average of at least 20 hours per week during each quarterly service
period. In exchange for a two-year commitment to their clinical research career,
NIH will repay up to $35,000 per year of qualified educational debt, pay an additional
39% of the repayments to cover Federal taxes, and may reimburse state taxes that
result from these payments.
Last Updated On 03/06/2012