NHLBI Career Transition Award for Intramural Fellows (K22)

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NHLBI Career Transition Award for Intramural Fellows (K22)

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health

Section I. Funding Opportunity Description

The overall goal of the NIH Research Career Development program is to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists is available in appropriate scientific disciplines to address the Nation’s biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs. In addition to this opportunity, NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) support a variety of other mentored career development programs dessleep disorders research

igned to foster the transition of new investigators to research independence. These other programs may be more suitable for particular candidates.  NIH also supports non-mentored career development programs for independent investigators. More information about Career programs may be found at the NIH Extramural Training Mechanisms website.

The objective of the NHLBI Career Transition Award (K22) program is to enable outstanding postdoctoral individuals to obtain research training experience in the NHLBI Division of Intramural Research and to facilitate their successful transition to an extramural environment as independent researchers.  Eligible applicants must agree to be supported by their NHLBI laboratory or branch for the intramural phase of the program.Applicants must contact the NHLBI program staff (Section VII.) for guidance and additional information. Following the intramural phase support, eligible organizations for the extramural phase of the program are listed under Eligible Applicants in Section III.

To achieve these objectives, the NHLBI Career Transition Award will support two phases of research. The award will provide up to two years of support for mentored research training in an NHLBI intramural laboratory followed by three years of support for an independent research project in an extramural institution. It is anticipated that awardees will subsequently apply for and obtain funding for research project grants such as the R01 to support the continuation of their work.

Transition from the intramural phase of support to the extramural phase is not automatic. Approval of the transition will be based on the success of the awardee’s research program during the 2-year mentored phase as determined by an NHLBI progress review, which will include an evaluation of a research plan to be carried out at the extramural institution.

The extramural institution must demonstrate a commitment to the candidate by providing protected research time and space needed to perform the proposed research. Supplemental funds from the extramural institution for equipment and supplies (and if necessary, salary) are strongly encouraged.

Awardees approved to transition to the second phase of support will receive notification of approval in writing from the NHLBI. Information provided by the extramural institution on behalf of the candidate will be required for the NHLBI to process the second phase of the K22.

Acceptance into the NHLBI Career Transition Award Program does not convey any commitment or intent of the NHLBI to consider the awardee for a tenure track position within the NHLBI. The NHLBI Career Transition Award is specifically intended to help develop scientists who will pursue their careers in the extramural biomedical research community. However, the NHLBI K22 awardees are not precluded from applying for available tenure track positions at the NIH. If an awardee obtains an NIH position, phase 2 of the K22 award will not be activated.

General Information

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-15-341
Funding Opportunity Title: NHLBI Career Transition Award for Intramural Fellows (K22)
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards:
CFDA Number(s): 93.233 — National Center on Sleep Disorders Research
93.837 — Cardiovascular Diseases Research
93.838 — Lung Diseases Research
93.839 — Blood Diseases and Resources Research
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Posted Date: Sep 3, 2015
Creation Date: Sep 3, 2015
Original Closing Date for Applications: May 7, 2016  
Current Closing Date for Applications: May 7, 2016  
Archive Date: Jun 7, 2016
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Award Ceiling:
Award Floor:

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants:
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Special district governments
Small businesses
For profit organizations other than small businesses
State governments
County governments
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
City or township governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Private institutions of higher education
Independent school districts
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility: Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISISs); Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government; Faith-based or Community-based Organizations; Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); Regional Organizations; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; U.S. Territory or Possession; Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are not eligible to apply. Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are not eligible to apply. Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are not allowed.

Additional Information

Agency Name: National Institutes of Health
Description: The purpose of the NHLBI Career Transition Award (K22) program is to provide highly qualified postdoctoral fellows in the NHLBI Division of Intramural Research the opportunity to transition of their research programs as new investigators to extramural institutions.. To achieve these objectives, the NHLBI Career Transition Award will support two phases of research: a mentored intramural phase (up to two years) and an extramural phase (three years), for a total of five years of combined support. Transition from the intramural phase of support to the extramural phase is not automatic. Approval of the transition will be based on the success of the awardee’s research program during the 2-year mentored phase as determined by an NHLBI progress review, which will include an evaluation of a research plan to be carried out at the extramural institution.
Link to Additional Information: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-341.html
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