Career and Research
|Program Type||Related Website||Focus of Program|
|Mentored Career Development||NCI Mentored Research Scientist Development Award to Promote Diversity (K01) PAR-15-064||Individual mentored and independent career development program to provide support and protected time for research|
|Mentored Career Development Award to Promote Faculty Diversity in Biomedical Research (K01) RFA-HL-16-006|
|NINDS Faculty Development Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research (K01) PAR-15-257|
|NINDS Faculty Development Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research (K01) (PAR-16-219)|
|NIDDK Clinician Scientist Mentoring Award to Promote Workforce Diversity (K05) RFA-DK-14-005|
|NCI Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award to Promote Diversity (K08) PAR-15-060|
|NINDS Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research (K22) PAR-15-338|
|NCI Transition Career Development Award to Promote Diversity (K22) PAR-15-063|
|NCI Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award to Promote Diversity (K23) PAR-15-062|
|Additional Research Career Development Awards including K02, K08, K23, K24, K99/ R00|
|Clinical Scientist Institutional Career Development||Career Development Programs in Diabetes Research for Pediatric Endocrinologists (K12) RFA-DK-15-006||Support to institutions for newly trained clinicians with commitment to independent research careers|
|Urological Epidemiology (UroEpi) Institutional Research Career Development Program (K12) RFA-DK-15-007|
|Child Neurologist Career Development Program (CNCDP) (K12) RFA-NS-16-003|
|NEI Institutional Mentored Physician Scientist Award (K12)|
|NIDA Mentored Clinical Scientists Development Program Award in Drug Abuse and Addiction (K12)|
|Paul Calabresi Career Development Award for Clinical Oncology (K12)|
|KL2 portions of Clinical and Translational Science Awards (U54)|
|Transition Support||Promote Workforce Diversity in Basic Cancer Research (R21) PAR-15-053||Support to individuals for research, bridge between training and larger research grant application|
|NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce PAR-13-256||Support to institutions to increase pool of neuroscientists from diverse backgrounds (programs may be at graduate, postdoctoral or junior faculty levels)|
|Faculty Research at Low-Resource Institutions||Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) Research Advancement Award (SC1)- PAR-14-019
Pilot Project Award (SC2) - PAR-14-017
Research Continuance Award (SC3) - PAR-14-018
|Support to individuals to increase the research competitiveness of faculty at institutions that have a historical mission focused on serving students from underrepresented groups|
|Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA, R15) PA-13-313||Support to individuals to stimulate research at institutions with historically low NIH funding|
|Native American Research Centers for Health||The Indian Health Service (IHS) and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health have a joint partnership supporting the Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH)||Supports research and research training to meet the needs of American Indian/Alaska Native communities|
|Research Projects||Research funding opportunities at grants.gov||Individual applications for NIH research funding are always encouraged by individuals from underrepresented groups|
|Small Business||Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs||Support for early stage small businesses seeking to commercialize innovative biomedical technologies; similar programs for collaboration with research institutions|
NIH supports programs to develop the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences research workforce. Enhancing the participation of individuals from underrepresented backgrounds is a consideration in all NIH programs including research education (R), training (T), and career development (K) grant mechanism programs. In addition, it is an explicit consideration in diversity-related programs. The table below identifies most NIH research workforce programs by career level, with diversity-related programs indicated with highlight.
- Institutional programs (such as a T32 training grant): To participate, apply to an institution that has an NIH program. Identify awardee institutions through NIH RePORTER and contact the principal investigator for more information.
- Individual programs (such as an F31 predoctoral fellowship): To participate, prepare an application to the NIH. Read the funding opportunity announcement and contact the NIH program official listed for more information.
- Intramural programs that occur only at the NIH campus are included as they provide unique training opportunities that you should be aware of. See the websites for more information.
Many programs permit applications from individuals with various educational backgrounds (such as PhD, MD, DVM, DDS, etc.), and/or focus on particular health or disease missions. It is important to read the funding opportunity announcement carefully. Note that not every NIH institute or center offers every funding opportunity.