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NIAID Glossary of Funding and Policy Terms and Acronyms—K

For Institute program-specific acronyms, go to NIAID Profile and Fact Book.

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Term Definition
K award See career development awards.
key personnel

Participants in a grant or application who contribute substantively to the scientific development or execution of a project. Key personnel contribute a specified level of time (in contrast to other significant contributors) whether or not earning a salary.

Key personnel include the principal investigator as well as any consultants who meet the definition above.

See Research and Related Senior/Key Person Profile form, Biographical Sketch, and other support.

Go to NIAID's Emphasize Expertise in Biosketches in the Strategy for NIH Funding.

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Last Updated April 24, 2012

Last Reviewed April 24, 2012