Mentored Career Development (K) Award

Rachel Howell
July 7, 2014

(From the NIAID Funding Newsletter) To apply or not to apply for a mentored career development (K) award? If you're wavering, a new NIH report may convince you to go for it. In a nutshell, the evaluation shows that mentored K programs foster the independent research careers of early-stage clinicians and research doctorates. That means if you receive a mentored K grant, you'll likely reap benefits that go far beyond short-term funding. The proof is in the report's data, which is based on a study of three Ks: Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01), Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award (K08), and Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23). Go to NIH Individual Mentored Career Development Awards Program for additional outcomes and details.