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Funding News - Applications Encouraged for Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Awards

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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) encourages applications for mentored patient-oriented research career development awards (K23).  This announcement is made together with 20 other components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).*

The purpose of the K23 award is to support the career development of investigators who have made a commitment to focus on patient-oriented research.  The award is also intended to:  encourage research-oriented clinicians to develop independent research skills and gain experience in advanced methods and experimental approaches needed to become independent investigators conducting patient-oriented research, and increase the pool of clinical researchers who can conduct patient-oriented studies, capitalizing on the discoveries of biomedical research and translating them to clinical settings.

The award provides support for 3 to 5 years of supervised study and research for clinically trained professionals who have the potential to develop into productive, clinical investigators focusing on patient-oriented research.  Applicants must justify the need for a period of mentored research experience and provide a convincing case that the proposed period of support and the career development plan will substantially enhance their careers as independent investigators in patient-oriented research.

For more information, potential applicants should contact the Office of Training and Career Development, Division of Extramural Research, NINDS, Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 2154, Bethesda, MD  20892; telephone:  301-496-4188; fax:  301-402-4370; e-mail:

*For a full list of supporting NIH components and a more detailed description of this program announcement, please visit the NIH web site at: