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June 2, 2006

Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award - Deadline July 1

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Cancer Institute
Mentored Clincial Scientist Development Award

The purpose of the Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award (K08) is to support the development of outstanding clinician research scientists. This mechanism provides specialized study for individuals with a health
professional doctoral degree committed to a career in laboratory or field based research. Candidates must have the potential to develop into independent investigators. The K08 supports a period of supervised research experience that may integrate didactic studies with laboratory or clinically-based research. The proposed research must have intrinsic research importance as well as serving as a suitable vehicle for learning the methodology, theories, and conceptualizations necessary for a well trained independent researcher. Special Note: The participating NIH institutes and centers implement this award in different ways to accommodate the career needs of researchers working in fields related to their specific missions. The National Cancer Institute uses this award mechanism exclusively for individuals with clinical doctoral degrees for career development in the basic sciences. Candidates do not need postgraduate clinical training and do not have to be board eligible to apply for this award.

SUPPORT PROVIDED: Awards in response to this program announcement will use the K08 mechanism. The project period may be for three, four or five years and will depend upon the number of years of prior research experience, the need for additional experiences to achieve independence, and the policy of each particular institute or center. Awards are not renewable.

Posted by at June 2, 2006 8:48 AM