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Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005
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Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institutes of Health
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  • Original Grant - Aug 16, 2004
Applications Due:

Jan 24, 2005

total funding: Not Available
max award: $150,000
min award: none
cost sharing, matching: No
number of awards: Not Available
type of funding: Grant

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) will accept applications for the
Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award (K08) or Mentored Research
Scientist Award (K01) in the area of Alzheimers disease and related
dementias research. NIA will offer the K08 or K01 award to support the
development of outstanding academic physician scientists to continue or
to focus their research effort in Alzheimers disease related to
clinical practice. These mechanisms provide support for a period of
supervised research and study for either clinically trained
professionals with little research experience but who have the
commitment and the potential to develop into productive, independent
Alzheimers disease investigators (K08) or for clinically trained
professionals with substantial research experience who wish to redirect
their career to concentrate on Alzheimers research (K01). The award
period is three years and must include a plan to obtain didactic
training and supervised training experience in order to ground the
applicant in the field of neurodegenerative disease and integrate a
fundamental and theoretical understanding of dementia with clinically
oriented and/or laboratory research. The proposed research should have
both scientific importance and be a suitable vehicle for learning the
skills necessary to become an independent physician-scientist
concentrating on dementia research and practice. The scope and nature
of the proposed research should also be suitable for potential
development into an independently funded research endeavor. The research
program should be designed to elicit results that can be translated into
clinical practice.

This award will support developmental experiences in either clinical or
laboratory research. Because of the focus on progression to independence
as a researcher, the prospective candidate for the K08 or K01 award
should propose a period of training consistent with this goal and his or
her previous research and clinical experience. For example, a candidate
with limited experience in dementia research may need a designated
period of didactic training and closely supervised research experience
for a longer period as the most efficient means of attaining
independence. A candidate with substantial previous research
experience, such as an investigator in another field redirecting his/her
career focus into dementia research, may require a shorter didactic
training period appropriate for the transition to independence. In all
cases, the candidate must provide evidence of either having attained a
broad understanding of theoretical aspects of the relevant clinical or
basic science related to Alzheimers disease and related dementias, or
that s/he will attain the same during the course of this award.

You are strongly encouraged to contact NIA staff listed below to
discuss issues of eligibility and the specific provisions of this award
as it pertains to NIA programmatic interests. While NINDS is not a
sponsor of this RFA, the Institute has strong interest in research in
Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (see:

NIH encourages applications for educational loan repayment from
qualified health professionals who have made a commitment to pursue a
research career involving clinical, pediatric, contraception,
infertility, and health disparities related areas. The LRP is an
important component of NIH's efforts to recruit and retain the next
generation of researchers by providing the means for developing a
research career unfettered by the burden of student loan debt. Note
that an NIH grant is not required for eligibility and concurrent career
award and LRP applications are encouraged. The periods of career award
and LRP award may overlap providing the LRP recipient with the required
commitment of time and effort, as LRP awardees must commit at least 50%
of their time (at least 20 hours per week based on a 40 hour week) for
two years to the research. For further information, please see:

Who can apply:

Anyone/General Public
Nonprofits Having A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Nonprofits That Do Not Have A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Other Private Institution/Organization
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Private Nonprofit Institution/Organization (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Profit Organization
Public And State Controlled Institutions Of Higher Education
Quasi-Public Nonprofit Institution/Organization
Small Business (Less Than 500 Employees

Eligible functional categories:
Funding Sources:

Aging Research

More Information:


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