Revised September 2015
Independent Scientist Award (K02)
Provides support for newly independent scientists who can demonstrate the need for a period of intensive research focus to enhance their research careers and expand their potential to make significant contributions to their fields. Eligibility: doctoral degree and peer-reviewed, independent research support at the time of award. Funding Announcement.
Mid-Career Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24)
Provides clinical scientists support to conduct patient-oriented research and to mentor clinical investigators by relieving them of patient care and administrative responsibilities. This is a 5-year award that requires 3 to 6 person-months of effort (equivalent to 25–50 percent effort), and provides additional funds for incidental expenses. Funding Announcement.
Exploratory/Developmental Grant Applications (R21)
Designed to test innovative or conceptually creative, scientifically sound ideas and to enable exploration of the feasibility of the research question or approach. Data demonstrating feasibility are desirable. Novel and creative approaches are essential. Provides up to 2 years of funding and a maximum of $275,000 in direct costs (both years combined). Funding Announcement.
Regular Research Grant (R01)
An independent grant mechanism used for many of the research grant opportunities available at NIDA. Grantees can support mentored research training opportunities on their R01 grants. Funding Announcement.
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