Independent Scientists

  • Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PA-18-586
    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 .

  • 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.
Last Reviewed on
May 2018