Career Enhancement Award for Stem Cell Research (K18)
- The purpose of the K18 award is to allow either (1) independent junior faculty or (2) established investigators, to take time to broaden their scientific expertise by acquiring the skills needed to use human or animal embryonic, adult, or cord blood stem cells in their research.
- All applicants need to identify and enlist a stem cell expert to serve as a sponsor at their own or another institution.
- Applicants may request six months to one year or, if well-justified, two years of support to engage in both didactic and laboratory training at a minimum 50% effort.
- NIDDK is one of only five NIH Institutes that accept K18 applications.
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