Midcareer Investigator Award In Patient-Oriented Research (K24)
- The NIDDK recognizes the need for outstanding mentors in the area of patient-oriented research, and encourages clinicians who are actively engaged in clinical research, have served as mentors, and who wish to free up more time for their research and mentoring responsibilities, to apply for the K24 award. Applicants must be at the Associate, or occasionally the full, Professor level*; must have an ongoing, funded patient-oriented research program; and must have access to trainees at the pre- or postdoctoral level. Funding for ongoing research does not need to be from NIH R01 grants, but may come from Clinical Research Centers, private foundations, professional societies, or industry.
- The NIDDK will provide up to 50% of the NIH salary cap for salary, the appropriate fringe benefits, and up to $50,000 for research support for each of five years of the K24 award. One competitive renewal application will be accepted, giving the potential for 10 years of support with this mechanism.
- NIDDK does not issue a separate announcement for this program.
*Individuals who have been promoted expeditiously to full Professor based solely on their clinical skills may remain eligible for the K24 at NIDDK. Consult with program staff to determine eligibility.
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