See the Glossary for more terms.
For Ph.D.s, see Support by Career Stage—Ph.D. Track.
For NIAID's information and advice, see Training and Career portal.
*Must have independent grant funding, such as an R01, the hallmark award for independent researchers.
Note: NIAID does not accept new K02 or F33 applications, and has removed K02 and F33 information from most of the Research Funding Web site. For details, read the following entries on Top Policy Changes:
Read the brief descriptions below and click on the Guide notice links for further details.
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F32—NRSA for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows—provides individual fellowships to postdoctoral trainees. Duration up to three years, not renewable.
F33—NRSA for Individual Senior Fellows—provides opportunities for established scientists to make major changes in the direction of their research careers, broaden their scientific background, or acquire new research capabilities. Generally used by associate professors for support during sabbaticals. Duration up to two years, not renewable.
K01—Mentored Research Scientist Award—supports clinicians and Ph.D.s exclusively in epidemiology, modeling, and outcomes research. Duration of three to five years, not renewable.
K02—Independent Scientist Award—supports more established investigators who have independent support and show a need for an intensive research focus in any field of NIAID's mission. Duration of three to five years, not renewable.
K08—Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award—supports basic research leading to independence for M.D.s and other clinical health professionals. Duration of three to five years, not renewable. May include didactic studies.
K22—Career Transition Award (K22)—provides start-up support for postdocs making the transition to assistant professors at an academic institution. Two-year duration, not renewable.
K23—Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award—supports young clinicians who want to conduct patient-oriented research. Five-year duration, not renewable.
K24—Midcareer Investigator in Patient-Oriented Research—supports mid-career scientists who are already conducting patient-oriented research and would like to spend more time mentoring young clinicians interested in that area. Duration of three to five years (minimum of three), renewable.
K99/R00—NIH Pathway to Independence Award—NIAID supports salary and research expenses for one year in the mentored K99 phase. The R00 phase provides two years of support to continue the research project independently. NIAID makes very few awards, not renewable.
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T35—NRSA Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grants—provides research training during off-quarters or summer periods for health professional students, usually medical students. Senior investigators who head research or training programs at an institution generally apply for these grants. Duration up to five years, renewable.
T32—NRSA Institutional Research Training Grants—funds academic institutions for training predoctoral and postdoctoral candidates in areas within NIAID's mission. Senior investigators who head research or training programs at an institution generally apply for these grants. Five-year duration, renewable.
Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research—support scientists who are members of an underrepresented group at the following levels: high school, undergraduate, medical, graduate, postdoctoral, and junior faculty. The principal investigator of a "parent" grant applies.
Last Updated January 15, 2013
Last Reviewed November 29, 2011