See the Glossary for more terms.
If you have a M.D., use the timelines below to find an appropriate award type. For Ph.D.s, see Support by Career Stage—Ph.D. Track. For NIAID's information and advice, see Training and Career portal.
Note: All training and career development awards (except K99/R00) require U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status.
*Must have independent grant funding, such as an R01.
Read the brief descriptions below and click on the Guide notice links for further details.
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F30—NRSA for Individual Predoctoral M.D. and Ph.D. and Other Dual Doctoral Degree Fellows—provides fellowships to predoctoral trainees enrolled in a formally combined M.D. and Ph.D., D.O. and Ph.D., D.D.S. and Ph.D., or Au.D. and Ph.D. program; duration up to 3 years; not renewable.
F32—NRSA Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship—provides individual fellowships to postdoctoral trainees. Duration up to three years, not renewable.
K01—Research Scientist Development Award—supports clinicians and Ph.D.s exclusively in epidemiology, modeling, and outcomes research. 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—NIAID 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 up to two years 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 April 21, 2016
Last Reviewed February 09, 2015