The purpose of the NIAID Career Transition Award (CTA) program is to assist postdoctoral fellows' transition to positions of assistant professor or equivalent and initiate a successful biomedical career as an independent research scientist

Applicant and host information

Applicant citizenship: United States

Host country: United States

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Award details

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

Award Duration (years): 2

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Subjects: Life Sciences , Medicine and Health Sciences

Additional comments: The objective of the of the NIAID Career Transition Award is to support postdoctoral fellows transitioning to positions of assistant professor or equivalent, and initiate a successful biomedical career as an independent research scientist. NIH believes that the creativity and innovation of new independent investigators in their early career stages play an integral role in addressing our Nation’s biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs. The intent of the NIAID K22 program is to help alleviate this trend and to assist new investigators in transitioning to stable independent research positions at an earlier age and with an enhanced probability of success in obtaining independent NIH or other independent research support. The K22 award will provide two years of support to conduct biomedical research as an independent scientist at an extramural sponsoring institution/organization to which the individual has been recruited, been offered and has accepted a tenure-track full-time assistant professor position (or equivalent). In the first year of the K22 award, the PI may request $150,000 (total direct cost), and $100,000 (total direct cost) in the second year. The PI will have discretion to utilize the award as needed by the research described in the application. However, no more than $50,000 per year of the award may be utilized to support the Principal Investigators salary. $250,000 over 2 years.

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

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