OSP FO# 11-119

AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)/National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Library of Medicine (NLM)

PROGRAM: NLM Independent Career Development Award for Biomedical Informatics (K22)

OBJECTIVES: This program provides funding to facilitate the transition of investigators from the mentored to the independent stage of their careers by providing “protected time” for newly independent investigators to develop and receive support for their initial research programs. The award applies to biomedical informaticians who are pursuing research in clinical informatics, public health informatics or translational informatics.

Please see the program announcement below for further program details.

ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS: To be eligible a candidate must have a doctoral degree (e.g. M.D., Ph.D.) and training in biomedical informatics. A candidate must have completed two years or more of postdoctoral, mentored research or have been in an independent position for less than two years at the time the application is submitted. Successful postdoctoral applicants will be given up to 12 months to accept an independent, preferably tenure-track, position at a sponsoring institution before an award can be activated. Candidates already in their first independent research position may apply for this award in the first or second year of this position.

A candidate for a K22 may not simultaneously submit or have pending an application for any other PHS award that duplicates any of the provisions of this award. Candidates are ineligible if they have been or are currently a PI on an NIH career development (K) award or a non-NIH equivalent to these awards, or if they have been or are currently a PI on an NIH research grants (such as R01, R29, P01) or a subproject leader on a Program Project (P01) and Center Grant (P50), or a non-NIH equivalent to these grants/awards.

Only U.S. citizens or non-citizen nationals, or individuals lawfully admitted for permanent residence who have a currently valid Permanent Resident Card (USCIS Form I-551) or some other verification of legal admission as a permanent resident, are eligible for this award.

DEADLINE: June 12, October 12, and February 12 annually until May 8, 2013.

FUNDING INFORMATION: This program will use the NIH K22 award mechanism. The total project period for an application submitted in response to this program may not exceed 3 years.

Salary: The Transition Career Development Award (K22) will provide salary up to $85,000 per year plus fringe benefits. The total salary requested must be based on a full-time, 12-month staff appointment requiring the candidate to devote a minimum of 75 percent effort to the proposed research program with the remaining effort being devoted to activities related to the development of a successful research career.

Research Development Support: Up to $50,000 per year will be provided for the following types of expenses: technical support, consultant costs, equipment, supplies, travel to scientific meetings and training, statistical services (including personnel and computing resources), and other research-related expenses. The research development support costs must be justified and be consistent with the stage of development of the candidate and the proportion of time to be spent in research or career development activities.

Dr. Hua-Chuan Sim
NLM Extramural Programs
6705 Rockledge Drive
Rockledge 1, Suite 301
Bethesda, MD 20892-
Telephone: (301) 594-4882
Fax: (301) 402-2952
Email: simh@mail.nih.gov
Web: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-195.html

REMARKS: NIH requires that applications to this program be submitted electronically through Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov). After submission via Grants.gov, applications will be retrieved and processed by the NIH Commons system (https://commons.era.nih.gov/commons/index.jsp). In order to prepare a responsive application, PIs should download both the complete program guidelines (PAR-10-195) and the corresponding application package from Grants.gov as well as the NIH Grants.gov Application Guide (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/424/index.htm). PIs must also be registered Commons users.

For more information about Grants.gov and the NIH Commons, or to register as a Commons user, please contact either India Adams (adamsi@bu.edu) or A. B. Effgen (abeffgen@bu.edu) in the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) at x3-4365. In addition, please contact the OSP Assistant Director assigned to your school or department as soon as possible to coordinate submission through the Grants.gov system.

Complete program guidelines and application material may be obtained from the web site listed above or from the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). Please distribute this notice to any faculty or staff members who might be interested in the information. For more information, please contact the OSP at X3-4365 or ospinfo@bu.edu, or visit the OSP web site at http://www.bu.edu/osp.