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Office of Minority Health Research Coordination

Eligibility by Career Level

​​​Junior Faculty
Career Development Awards (K-series​) are available for individuals just beginning their faculty appointments who have protected time for research. NIDDK supports K awards for both Ph.D. researchers and physician scientists.​​​​​​​​​

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​​Awards that are for the training or career development of a single applicant.​
 

 Individual Awards

 

Individual Awards

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K01 Research Scientist Development Award
​Supports basic scientists (non-clinicians) as they transition to independence and develop their careers with the support of a mentor.
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K08 Clinical Investigator Award
​Supports early clinician scientists who are transitioning to independence in a junior faculty position while pursuing a basic or clinical research project and developing their career.
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K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award
Supports early clinician scientists who are transitioning to independence in a junior faculty position and developing their career while pursuing a clinical research project that involves direct patient contact and the support of a mentor(s).
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K25 Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award
Supports highly productive postdoctoral fellows pursuing  mentored research projects while looking for faculty appointments.  ​
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L30 Loan Repayment Program for Clinical Researchers
NIH may repay up to $35,000 of your qualified student loan debt per year, including most undergraduate, graduate, and medical school loans if you are actively engaged in clinical research.​
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L40 Loan Repayment Program for Pediatric Researchers
NIH may repay up to $35,000 of your qualified student loan debt per year, including most undergraduate, graduate, and medical school loans if you are actively engaged in research related to a pediatric disease or disease model.​
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R03 Small Research Grant Program
​Supports research projects that can be completed in a 2-yr time frame. NIDDK does not participate in the parent FOA for R03s, but issues FOAs for specific audiences, e.g. NIDDK- supported K01, K08, and K23 awardees. ​​
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R03-Diversity Small Research Grant Program To Promote Diversity
​Supports New Investigators from backgrounds nationally underrepresented in biomedical research to conduct small research projects in the scientific mission areas of the NIDDK.
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SC1 Research Enhancement Award
Supports individual investigator-initiated research projects aimed at developing researchers at minority-serving institutions to a stage where they can transition successfully to other extramural support (R01 or equivalent).​
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Awards that are under the direction of a senior faculty member who is responsible for selecting trainees or scholars. View our​ institutional training program locations​.​
 

 Institutional Awards

 

Institutional Awards

Funding MechanismDescriptionMore Information
K12 Physician Scientist Award
Award to an institution to support several individuals as they transition from fellowship to faculty while pursuing a research project with the help of a mentor(s).  ​
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S06 Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH)
​Supports partnerships between American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes or tribally-based organizations and institutions that conduct intensive academic-level biomedical, behavioral and health services research.​
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SC2 Pilot Research Project
Supports individual investigator-initiated pilot research projects for faculty at minority-serving institutions to generate preliminary data for a more ambitious research project.​
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X01 Resource Access Program
​Invites eligible institutions to seek access to NIH research resources. This includes programs where institutions will request access to submit to the resource. It also includes programs where access to a NIH research resource is needed to conduct research.
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Awards to support a diverse scientific workforce.​
 

 Diversity Awards

 

Diversity Awards

Funding MechanismDescriptionMore Information
R03-Diversity Small Research Grant Program To Promote Diversity
​Supports New Investigators from backgrounds nationally underrepresented in biomedical research to conduct small research projects in the scientific mission areas of the NIDDK.
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See About Funding Mechanisms for an overview of mechanisms commonly used by NIDDK to fund researchers.​​​​​​​​  If you think you may qualify as a New Investigator, or an Early Stage Investigator, review the New and Early Stage Investigator page.​​