The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) encourages applications for mentored research scientist development awards. This announcement is made together with 17 other components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).*
The goal of NIH-supported career development programs is to help ensure that diverse pools of highly trained scientists are available in adequate numbers and in appropriate research areas to address the Nation's biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs.
The mentored research scientist development award (K01) provides support for a sustained period of “protected time” for intensive research career development—under the guidance of an experienced mentor, or sponsor, in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences—leading to research independence. The expectation is that through this sustained period of research career development and training, awardees will launch independent research careers and become competitive for new research project grant (R01) funding.
For more information, potential applicants should contact Dr. Stephen Korn, Director, Training and Career Development, NINDS, Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 2186, Bethesda, MD 20892; telephone: 301-496-4188; fax: 301-594-5929; e-mail: NINDStrainingoffice@ninds.nih.gov.
*For a full list of supporting NIH components and a more detailed description of this announcement, please visit the NIH web site at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-001.html.