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). NIBIB will only support individuals who are within 10 years of the completion of their residency or fellowship. Applicants must be clinicians with active licensure. Applicants are encouraged to fill out the NIBIB K08/K23 Eligibility Form and forward it along with the requested attachments to NIBIBKAwards@mail.nih.gov to verify eligibility before preparing applications. Please include "K23 Eligibility Inquiry [Your First and Last Name]" in the subject line of your email.
NOTE: There are two FOAs for this mechanism, one for clinical trial required and another for clinical trial not allowed.