NINDS clinician-scientist awards provide training and mentoring to enable medical, dental, and veterinary clinicians to develop their research skills.

Clinician-Scientists Awards


For support of early to mid-career clinician-scientists in need of additional protected time committed to research.


To provide the opportunity for promising clinician scientists with demonstrated aptitude to develop into independent investigators, or for faculty members to pursue research, and aid in filling the academic faculty gap in health profession's institutions.


To provide support to outstanding clinician-scientists to develop their independent research skills through a two phase program; an initial mentored research experience in the NINDS intramural program, followed by a period of independent research.


To provide support for the career development of clinically trained professionals who have made a commitment to patient-oriented research, and who have the potential to develop into productive, clinical investigators.