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Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08)

  • Updated: 01/07/2014

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The NCI Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award (K08) supports clinicians at early career stage to become well-trained, laboratory-based cancer researchers.

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 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 AppointmentCandidates for this award must have a clinical doctoral degree. Such degrees include but are not limited to the M.D., D.O., D.D.S., D.M.D., O.D., D.C., Pharm. D., N.D. (Doctor of Naturopathy), D.V.M.  Individuals with the Ph.D. or other doctoral degree in clinical disciplines such as clinical psychology, nursing, clinical genetics, speech-language pathology, audiology or rehabilitation are also eligible.
Effort Level/ CommitmentCandidate must commit a minimum 9 calendar months. (75%) full-time professional effort to the K08 career development award
Duration of the Award5 yrs
The K08 award is not renewable

Financial Support

SalaryUp to $100K/ yr + fringe benefits
Research Development Support; i.e. tuition/fees, supplies/equipment, travel, and statistical supportUp to $30K/ yr
F & A costs/Indirect costs.8%
Ancillary Personnel Support; Salary for mentors, secretarial and administrative assistance, etc.Not Allowed

Program Announcement & Related Links

Program Announcement
Current List of K08 Awards
Link to Main Peer Review Group NCI - J
Application Form and Details