Independent Scientists

  • Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    PA-18-906
    This supplement opportunity is available to PD(s)/PI(s) of research grants who are or become disabled and need additional support to accommodate their disability in order to continue to work on the research project. Individuals interested in diversity supplement support should contact the NIDCR Training Director.

  • Administrative Supplements to Promote Diversity in Research and Development  Small Businesses-SBIR/STTR (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    PA-18-837 

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) hereby notify Small Business Concerns (SBCs) holding Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants that funds are available for administrative supplements to improve the diversity of the research workforce and to increase the participation of women and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals in small businesses by recruiting and supporting students, postdoctorates, and eligible investigators from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health-related research. Administrative supplements must support work within the scope of the original project.

  • Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers (Admin Supp - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

  • The Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) and participating Institutes and Centers (ICs) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announce the continuation of the program for administrative supplements to research grants to support individuals with high potential to re-enter an active research career after an interruption for family responsibilities or other qualifying circumstances. The purpose of these supplements is to encourage such individuals to re-enter research careers within the missions of all the program areas of NIH. This program will provide administrative supplements to existing NIH research grants for the purpose of supporting full-time or part-time research by these individuals to update their existing research skills and knowledge.
  • Academic Research Enhancement Award (Parent R15)
    Support small-scale research projects conducted by faculty primarily in baccalaureate or advanced degree-granting domestic institutions.  Funding is available for up to three years for a total of $300,000 in direct costs over the total award period. 
  • Independent Scientist Award (K02 - Independent Clinical Trial Required)
    Provides up to five years support to newly independent scientists who have a concurrent R01 award from the NIDCR. Salary and fringe benefits are provided. Additional funds are available for other training related expenses. Candidates must have a doctoral degree. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents at the time of award.
  • Independent Scientist Award (K02 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    Provides up to five years support to newly independent scientists who have a concurrent R01 award from the NIDCR. Salary and fringe benefits are provided. Additional funds are available for other training related expenses. Candidates must have a doctoral degree. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents at the time of award.
  • Short-term Mentored Career Enhancement Award in Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research for Mid-Career and Senior Investigators (K18)
    Supports short-term training in the theories, tools, methods or approaches in behavioral and social sciences, and genetic and genomic research, in order to either (a) enrich an Investigator’s existing dental, oral and craniofacial research program; or (b) to facilitate the introduction of dental, oral and craniofacial research into an Investigator’s existing research program. The award is intended for well-established investigators at the academic rank of Associate Professor or Professor, or the equivalent in non-academic settings. Salary is provided and additional funds are available for other program related expenses.
  • Individual NRSA Senior Fellowship (F33)
    Provides health research training for experienced scientists, enabling them to update their skills or make changes in the direction of their career. Support may be requested for up to two years. A stipend is provided. Additional funds are available for other training related expenses. Applicants must be at least seven years beyond the qualifying doctoral degree and have a sponsoring institution and mentor. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents at the time of award.
  • Support of Competitive Research (Score) Research Advancement Award (SC1) 
    PAR-16-439

    The SCORE Program is a developmental program designed to increase the research competitiveness of faculty and the research base at institutions with an explicitly stated historical mission and/or a demonstrated historical track record of training and graduating students from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research. Eligible institutions must award science degrees to undergraduate (B.S. or B.A.) and/or graduate students (M.S. or Ph.D.) and have received less than 6 million dollars per year of NIH R01 support (total costs) in each of the last 2 fiscal years.  Research Advancement Award (SC1) is for investigators with a track record of research activity who are seeking to enhance their research productivity in order to transition to non-SCORE support in a limited period of time (a maximum of eight years). The SC1 provides up to 4 years of support. Application budgets may not exceed $250,000 direct costs/year. NICDR participates in the SC1 program and invites applications that propose a research project that aligns with a dental, oral and craniofacial extramural research grant program and the NIDCR Strategic Plan 2014-2019.
  • Support of Competitive Research (Score) Pilot Project Award (SC2
    PAR-16-438

    The SCORE Program is a developmental program designed to increase the research competitiveness of faculty and research capacity of institutions with an explicitly stated historical mission and/or a demonstrated historical track record of training and graduating students from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research. Eligible institutions must award science degrees to undergraduate (B.S. or B.A.) and/or graduate students (M.S. or Ph.D.) and have received less than 6 million dollars per year of NIH R01 support (total costs) in each of the last 2 fiscal years.  The Pilot Project Award (SC2) is for those who are at the beginning stages of a research career, applying for their first independent award, and who are interested in testing a new idea, or generating preliminary data.  The SC2 provides up to 3 years of support. Application budgets may not exceed $100,000 direct costs/year.   NICDR participates in the SC2 program and invites applications that propose a research project that aligns with a dental, oral and craniofacial extramural research grant program and the NIDCR Strategic Plan 2014-2019.
  • Mentored Quantitative Research Development Award (Parent K25 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    Mentored Quantitative Research Development Award (Parent K25 - Independent Clinical Trial Required)

    Supports career development of investigators with quantitative scientific and engineering backgrounds outside of biology or medicine who wish to focus their research on behavioral, basic or clinical biomedical research. Candidates must have an advanced degree in a quantitative area of science or engineering (e.g. MSEE, PhD, DSc) and have a sponsoring institution and mentor. Salary, fringe benefits and additional funds for research support are provided. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents at the time of award.

  • Emerging Global Leader Award (K43) 
    PAR-17-001
    Emerging Global Leader Award (K43 Independent Clinical Trial Required)
    PAR-19-038

    The purpose of the Fogarty Emerging Global Leader Award is to provide research support and protected time (three to five years) to an early career research scientist from a low- or middle-income country (LMIC) who holds a junior faculty position at an LMIC academic or research institution, as defined by the World Bank (including “low-income,” “lower-middle-income,” and “upper-middle-income” countries). This intensive, mentored research career development experience is expected to lead to an independently funded research career at the LMIC institution or in another LMIC. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications from LMIC scientists from any health-related discipline who propose career development activities and a research project that is relevant to the health priorities of their country under the mentorship of LMIC and U.S. mentors. NICDR participates in the K43 program and invites applications from LMIC scientists who propose career development activities and a research project that aligns with a dental, oral and craniofacial extramural research grant program and the NIDCR Strategic Plan 2014-2019

Last Reviewed
November 2018