Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (Parent K01)

The Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) provides support for a sustained period of “protected time” for intensive research career development under the guidance of an experienced mentor, or sponsor, leading to research independence. The expectation is that through this sustained period of research career development and training, awardees will launch independent research careers and become competitive for new research project grant (R01) funding. NIBIB uses this mechanism only to provide a mentored training period for individuals who wish to obtain experience and skills in an area different from their doctoral and/or post-doctoral research focus. Only individuals who are within 10 years of their Ph.D. will be supported. Applicants are encouraged to fill out the NIBIB K01 Eligibility Form and forward it along with the requested attachments to Dr. Tina Gatlin to verify their eligibility before preparing applications. Please include "K01 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.


Opportunities and FAQs


Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (Parent K01 - Independent Clinical Trial Required)


Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (Parent K01 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)


Notice of Special Interest: Administrative Supplements to Promote Research Continuity and Retention of NIH Mentored Career Development (K) Award Recipients and Scholars


Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Administrative Supplement for Continuity of Biomedical and Behavioral Research Among First-Time Recipients of NIH Research Project Grant Awards


Reminder – Requesting Extensions for Early Career Scientists Whose Career Trajectories Have Been Significantly Impacted by COVID-19