Physician-Scientists: Don’t Overlook This Novel Source of Funding

We first told you about NIAID’s new program to increase and maintain a strong cohort of independent physician-scientists conducting biomedical research in our August 3, 2017 article “Physician-Scientists: NIAID Launches New Funding Opportunity Just for You.”

The grant is split into a one- to two-year K99 phase that supports mentored postdoctoral research training and career development followed by a two-year R00 phase that provides independent research support if the investigator obtains an approved, independent, tenure-track position at the end of the K99 phase.

Find the full funding opportunity announcement (FOA) at NIAID Physician-Scientist Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00). There is also a version of the FOA that accepts clinical trial research projects: NIAID Physician-Scientist Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00, Clinical Trial Required) for applicants proposing to serve as the lead investigator of an independent clinical trial.

The two FOAs are open only to eligible clinically-trained (e.g., MD, DDS, DVM) scientists (termed “physician-scientists”) and applications are reviewed separately from those submitted to the older NIAID Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00, Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) FOA that is also open to Ph.D. scientists.

The next deadline to apply is January 7, 2019, for AIDS-related applications and February 12, 2019, for all other new applications.

Do not miss this opportunity! NIAID is eager to expand its support for physician-scientists.

If you have questions or need guidance, touch base with Dr. Shawn Gaillard. She can also confirm your eligibility to apply.

Content last reviewed on December 19, 2018

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