U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
 

 Staff Contacts

 

Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases

Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (including Obesity)

Kidney, Urologic and Hematologic Diseases

Office of Minority Health Research Coordination

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Eligibility by Career Level

Establishe​d I​​nvestigator

The NIDDK provides funding for independent investigators who have an established track record of research. NIDDK supports the mentoring activities of mid-career patient-oriented investigators who are both nationally recognized experts in an NIDDK-relevant field and strong mentors.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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

 Individual Awards

 

Individual Awards

Funding MechanismDescriptionMore Information
K05 Research Scientist Award

Supports a research scientist qualified to pursue independent research which would extend the research program of the sponsoring institution, or to direct an essential part of this research program.

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K24 Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research
Supports established clinician scientists to enable them to pursue their patient-oriented research while mentoring the next generation of patient-oriented researchers. ​
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R25 Education Projects
​Support to develop and/or implement a program as it relates to a category in one or more of the areas of education, information, training, technical assistance, coordination, or evaluation.​
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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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T32 Institutional National Research Service Award (NRSA)
Award to an institution to support several individuals, selected by the institution, in either short-term, predoctoral, and/or postdoctoral training positions with experienced mentors.
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T32 Diversity NRSA Diversity Supplement Award
Additional slot awarded to an existing training grant for either a specific medical student wishing to take a year off from school to pursue research training or for a pre- or post-doctoral trainee from a group underrepresented in biomedical research, when no slot is available on the training grant.
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T32 MSRT Medical Student Research Training Supplement
​Additional slot awarded to an existing training grant for either a specific medical student wishing to take a year off from school to pursue research training or for a pre- or post-doctoral trainee from a group underrepresented in biomedical research, when no slot is available on the training grant.
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T35 Short-Term National Research Service Award (NRSA)
​Provides 2-3 months of support for medical students, selected by the institution, to pursue research training during off-quarters or summer periods.​​
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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
T32 Diversity NRSA Diversity Supplement Award
Additional slot awarded to an existing training grant for either a specific medical student wishing to take a year off from school to pursue research training or for a pre- or post-doctoral trainee from a group underrepresented in biomedical research, when no slot is available on the training grant.
NIDDK Mechanism Details

See About Funding Mechanisms for an overview of mechanisms commonly used by NIDDK to fund researchers.​​​​​​​​​​