The primary purpose of the NIH Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Awards (K08) program is to prepare qualified individuals for careers that have a significant impact on the health-related research needs of the Nation. This program represents the continuation of a long-standing NIH program that provides support and "protected time" to individuals with a clinical doctoral degree for an intensive, supervised research career development experience in the fields of biomedical and behavioral research, including translational research.

Applicant and host information

Applicant citizenship: United States

Host country: United States

Years since PhD:

Award details

Award: Award budgets are composed of salary and other program-related expenses

Award Duration (years): 3-5

Research costs:


Mobility rule:

Subjects: Life Sciences , Medicine and Health Sciences

Additional comments: The objective of the NIH Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08) program is to provide salary and research support for a sustained period of “protected time” (3-5 years) to support didactic study and/or mentored research for individuals with clinical doctoral degrees (e.g., MD, DDS, DMD, DO, DC, OD, ND, DVM, PharmD, or PhD in clinical disciplines). The K08 provides support for an intensive, mentored research career development experience in biomedical or behavioral research, including translational research. For the purpose of this award, translational research is defined as application of basic research discoveries toward the diagnosis, management, and prevention of human disease. The participating NIH Institutes and Centers will provide salary and fringe benefits for the award recipient and research development support for the award recipient for up to 5 years.

How to apply? For further eligibility requirements and the application process, please visit: Official Funding website

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