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NHGRI MAP Portal - Faculty Funding Opportunities

Fellowship Program Goal/Purpose Eligibility Allowable Cost Duration Receipt Date

Early Career Scientist Program

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute aims to select the best biomedical scientists at a critical early stage of their faculty careers, and to provide them with flexible funding to develop scientific programs of exceptional merit. Have a doctoral degree; hold a tenure-track position as assistant professor or higher rank at an eligible institution; have between 2 and 6 years of experience since first appointment as an assistant professor.

Full salary and benefit; research support of $150,000 to $300,000 per year, depending on the year.

6 Years See Website
Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award (K25)
To provide mentored research experiences to gain additional expertise in a new research area or in an area that will significantly enhance an investigator's research capabilities (from postdoctoral to senior faculty level); to help ensure that diverse pools of highly trained scientists are available in adequate numbers and in appropriate research areas to address the Nation's biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs. U.S. citizen or non-citizen national or permanent resident, with advanced degree in quantitative area of science or engineering; mentor must have extensive behavioral, biomedical, bioengineering or bioimaging research experience. $75,000 to $180,100 a year salary (consistent with established salary structure); fringe benefits, based on sponsoring institution's rate; $20,000 to $50,000 per year research development support; 8 percent of direct costs for facilities and administrative costs. 3 to 5 Years February 12, June 12, October 12.
Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01)
Provides support for intensive research career development under the guidance of an experienced mentor, or sponsor, in the biomedical, behavioral or clinical sciences leading to research independence. US citizens, non-citizen national or permanent resident; research or health-professional doctoral degree; mentor with extensive and appropriate research experience. Salary and fringe benefits consistent with institution; $20,000 to $50,000 a year for research development support 3 to 5 years February 12, June 12, October 12.
Research Initiation Grants to Broaden Participation in Biology (RIG BP)
To promote participation of scientists from all segments of the scientific community, including those from under-represented groups and scientists at minority serving institutions. To increase the number of proposals to BIO from individuals who can serve as role models. To support innovative plans for recruiting and retaining a broad representation of researchers in programs supported by these grants. US citizen or permanent resident; have a PhD degree in NSF-supported fields; be a new investigator. Limit, $175,000 total for 24 months; possible addition of up to $25,000 for equipment. 2 years January 12, 2009
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Senior Fellows (F33)
To provide senior fellowship support to experienced scientists who wish to make major changes in the direction of their research careers or who wish to broaden their scientific background by acquiring new research capabilities as independent research investigators in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. U.S. citizen or a noncitizen national or permanent resident; must have received a doctoral degree or its equivalent from an accredited domestic or foreign institution; at least 7 subsequent years of relevant research or professional experience and will have established an independent research career. The NRSA mechanism provides a stipend, tuition and fees, and an institutional allowance. For additional information see: Up to 3 Years April 8, August 8, December 8.

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