Mentored Quantitative Research Career Award (K25)
The Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award (K25) supports investigators with quantitative scientific and engineering backgrounds outside of biology or medicine who have made a commitment to focus their research endeavors on behavioral and biomedical research (basic or clinical).
For more complete information, reference the Program Announcement and/or contact the program staff.
On this page:
- Applicant Eligibility
- Financial Support
- How to Apply
- Application Receipt Dates and Review Schedule
- Review and Selection Process
- NCI Staff Contacts
At the time of the award, the candidate must be:
Citizenship or green card is not needed to apply. Citizenship or green card is needed at the time of award issuance.
|Foreign Nationals with Student Visas||Not eligible for this award|
|Effort/Commitment||Candidate must commit a minimum of 9 calendar months (75%) full-time professional effort to the K25 Career Development Award.|
|Duration of Award||3-5 years; the K25 Award is not renewable|
|Salary||Up to $100K/year + fringe benefits|
|Research Development Support: Tuition/Fees, Supplies/Equipment, Travel, and Statistical Services||Up to $40K/year|
|F&A Costs/Indirect Costs||8%|
|Ancillary Personnel Support: Salary for Mentors, Secretarial and Administrative Assistance, etc.||Not allowed|
How to Apply
- Applicants must submit applications electronically – download the K25 Award application
- Applicants must follow the instructions in the SF424(R&R) Application Guide, as well as any program-specific instructions noted in Section IV.
- When the program-specific instructions deviate from those in the Application Guide, follow the program-specific instructions in the Program Announcement.
- Applications that do not comply with these instructions may be delayed or not be accepted for review.
|Receipt Cycle||Receipt Date: New Application||Receipt Date: Resubmission||Initial Review||Council Review||Earliest Possible Start Date*|
|1||February 12||March 12||June/July||September/October||December|
|2||June 12||July 12||October/November||January/February||April|
|3||October 12||November 12||February/March||May/June||July|
*Start dates are determined by the availability of NCI funds and may not occur until well after the earliest possible start date.
Applications are due by 5 pm local time.
When a standard submission date falls on a weekend or Federal holiday, the application deadline is automatically extended to the next business day.
Review and Selection Process
An appropriate Scientific Review Group (or groups), along with NCI, and the National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB) will evaluate your application for conformance with eligibility requirements. Subcommittee I convened by the Division of Extramural Activities of the NCI will determine if it meets the broad needs of the program and priorities of NCI and the National Cancer Program.
For review criteria for the K25 grant mechanism, see the Review Criteria section of the Program Announcement.
- Program Announcement
- Current List of K25 Awards
- Link to Main Peer Review Group NCI-I
- Application Form and Details
NCI Staff Contacts
For additional information regarding policies and/or guidance in preparing an application for the K25 Award, contact:
- Dr. Sonia B. Jakowlew
For information regarding fiscal and/or budget issues, contact:
- Grants Administration Branch
For information regarding review issues, contact:
- Referral Officer
Division of Extramural Activities