The intent of the NCMHD DREAM Career Transition Award (K22) is to support former or current NCMHD loan repayment program (LRP) recipients, who are highly qualified postdoctoral fellows but have no more than 10 years of postdoctoral research training at the time of application submission,
with mentored research experience.
To achieve these objectives these awards will support two phases of research; an intramural phase and an extramural phase, for up to 5 years of combined support.Transition from the intramural phase of support to the extramural phase is not automatic.Approval for transition will be based on the success of the respective awardees research program as determined by an NCMHD progress review, which will take place by midway through the second year of the intramural support phase and an evaluation of a research plan to be carried out at the extramural institution.
Mechanism of Support:
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will utilize the NIH Career Transition Award (K22) mechanism.
Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards:
The total amount to be awarded by the NCMHD and the number of awards will depend upon the quality and merit of applications received and the availability of funds.
Total amount of funding that NCMHD is expected to award through this announcement is up to $5,000,000 of direct costs ($1,000,000 per year x 5 years); the anticipated number of awards is up to 5 awards for this initial offering.
Budget and Project Period:
The budget for the intramural mentored phase will be negotiated with the intramural laboratory.Up to $125,000 (including fringe benefits) direct costs for salary and up to $75,000 for research costs can be requested per annum for the extramural independent phase, years 3- 5. Research support may cover tuition and fees related to career development of the PI, supplies, equipment and technical personnel, travel to research meetings or training, and statistical services including personnel (e.g., % of a research and/or program assistant, and computer time).
Institutions/organizations listed in Section III are eligible to apply.
Eligible Project Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI):
Only current and former NCMHD LRP recipients with the skills and knowledge necessary to enter into the mentored training experience are invited to work with their respective institutions/organizations to develop applications for support.
Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.
Number of PDs/PIs:
Only one PD/PI may be designated on the application.
Number of Applications:
Candidates may only have one individual Career Development Award application pending peer review at any time.
K22 awards are not renewable and are not transferable from one PD/PI to another.
This FOA uses non-standard due dates.
See Receipt, Review and Anticipated Start Dates