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Mentored Quantitative Research Development Award (K25)

  • Updated: 01/14/2014

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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.

Applicant Eligibility

  • At the time of the award, the candidate must be a citizen of the United States, or a noncitizen 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
Career StagePostdoctoral Fellows
Early-Stage Investigators
Established Investigators
Effort/CommitmentCandidate must commit a minimum 9.0 calendar months (75%) full-time professional effort to the K25 career development award
Duration of Award

3-5 yrs
The K25 award is not renewable

Financial Support

SalaryUp to $100K/ yr + fringe benefits
Research Development Support; i.e., tuition/fees, supplies/ equipment, travel, and statistical servicesUp to $40K/ yr
F & A costs/Indirect costs8%
Ancillary Personnel Support; Salary for mentors, secretarial and administrative assistance, etc.Not Allowed

Program Announcement & Related Links

Program Announcement
Current List of K25 AwardsFunded Active K25
Link to Main Peer Review Group NCI - I
Application Form and Details