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NCI Special Notes

Special NCI Eligibility Requirements

The applicant must be the Principal Investigator (PI) of an R01, or R01-like, peer-reviewed cancer-focused research grant at the time of application and during the award to be eligible for the K05 award. 

For the NCI K05, R01-like research funding includes peer-reviewed research grants from other federal sources and private foundations. The award duration must be for at least 3 years with a minimum of $150,000 direct costs per year. Grants under a no-cost extension do not qualify.

The PI is expected to maintain such research grant support during the K05 project period. If the awardee loses peer-reviewed, independent research support during the K05 award period, the awardee must document efforts to replace this support and demonstrate that he or she continues to meet all other requirements of the K05 award.

  • Updated: December 18, 2012