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Established Investigator Award in Cancer Prevention and Control (K05)

  • Updated: 01/14/2014

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The NCI Established Investigator Award in Cancer Prevention and Control (K05) provides established investigators protected time to 1) conduct research in cancer prevention, control, behavioral sciences and population sciences, and 2) to mentor junior investigators.

For more complete information, reference the program announcement and/or contact the program staff.

Applicant Eligibility

  • At the time of the award, the candidate must be a citizen of the United States, or a non-citizen national, or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence and possess an Alien Registration Receipt Card (1-151 or 1-551) or some other verification of legal admission as a permanent resident.
  • Citizenship or green card is not needed to apply. Citizenship or green card is needed at the time of award issuance.
Foreign Nationals and Student VisasNot eligible for this award
Degree/Academic AppointmentEstablished Investigators (Associate or Full Professor)
At the time of application and award, the candidate must have independent R01 research funding or its equivalent.
Effort Level/ CommitmentThe candidate must commit up to 3.0 calendar months (25%) full-time professional effort to the research and mentoring proposed in this award.
Duration of Award

Up to 5 yrs
The K05 award is renewable one time.

Financial Support

SalaryUp to $50K/ yr + fringe benefits
Research Development Support for mentees: tuition/fees, supplies/equipment, travel, technical personnel, and statistical servicesUp to $25K/ yr
F & A costs/Indirect costs8%
Ancillary Personnel Support; salary for secretarial and administrative assistance, etc.Not Allowed

Program Announcement & Related Links

Program Announcement
Current List of K05 Awards
Link to Main Peer Review Group NCI - J
Application Form and Details