The Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Awards (K25) provides support for research-oriented quantitative scientists and engineers with little or no experience in medicine and the life sciences to develop relevant research skills that will allow them to conduct basic or clinical biomedical imaging or bioengineering research and to become independent investigators, playing leading roles in multi-disciplinary research teams. Examples of quantitative scientific and technical backgrounds considered appropriate for this award include, but are not limited to: mathematics, statistics, economics, computer science, imaging science, informatics, physics, chemistry, and engineering. NIBIB will only support individuals who are within 10 years of their Ph.D. with this mechanism. Applicants are encouraged to fill out the NIBIB K25 Eligibility Form and forward it along with the requested attachments to NIBIBKAwards@mail.nih.gov to verify their eligibility before preparing applications. Please include "K25 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. See below.