Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23)
- The purpose of the K23 award is to allow clinical investigators an opportunity to develop into independent clinical researchers involved in patient-oriented, rather than basic, research. Just as with the K08 award, applicants should design a five year program that will enable them to become independent clinical investigators by the end of the K23 award period. In particular, NIDDK encourages applicants for the K23 award to enroll in programs of study leading to a master's in clinical investigation as supported by the NIH K30 program awards, which NIDDK supports.
- Applicants should have completed all their clinical training and be board eligible by the time the award would begin. MD applicants who have trained in another country and who are not board eligible in the U.S. are not appropriate candidates for NIDDK K23 awards.
- All applicants for K23 awards are encouraged to take advantage of the mentors available to them at their institutions and have, in addition to a primary mentor, one or more co-mentors, as appropriate.
- The NIDDK will provide up to $90,000 for salary, the appropriate fringe benefits, and up to $50,000 for research support for each of five years for K23 awards.
- NIDDK does not issue a separate announcement for this program.
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