NCI Special Notes
Special NCI Eligibility Requirements
The NCI K24 award provides support and "protected time" from clinical duties to Associate-level clinician-scientists to expand their cancer-focused patient-oriented research and mentor junior clinicians in patient-oriented research.
The applicant must be the Principal Investigator (PI) of an R01, or R01-like, peer-reviewed cancer-focused patient-oriented research support for at least two remaining years at the time of K24 application. For the NCI K24, 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.
PI is expected to maintain such research grant support during the K24 project period. Grants under a no-cost extension do not qualify. Should grantees lose their independent research support during the K24 award, they will be given up to one year to regain their independent peer-reviewed research funding before NCI terminates the K24 grant.