Research Career Awards “K” Program

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The National Cancer Institute (NCI) career development (K) awards program includes a broad range of funding mechanisms and provides scientists with support to further develop their cancer research careers, transition to independence, expand their existing research programs, or mentor junior investigators. The K awards are a significant component of NCI’s training effort.

Highlights of the NCI K Program in the past two fiscal years include:

  • The total Research Career Award mechanism increased by 2 percent in FY 2015
  • The number of Research Career Awards increased by 2 between FY 2014 and FY 2015
  • NCI funded 64 awards for the NIH Pathway to Independence Program
Explore the NCI K Awards

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Research Career Awards "K" Program, FY 2014 and FY 2015
(Dollars in Thousands)
Research Career Award Number of 2014 Awards 2014 Amt Number of 2015 Awards 2015 Amt
K01 Temin Awards 10 $1,195 0 $0
K01 Minority Mentored Career Development Award 39 5,048 49 6,227
K01 Subtotal 49 6,243 49 6,227
K05 Research Scientist Award 15 1,788 14 1,448
K07 Preventive Oncology 59 8,745 66 9,866
K08 Clinical Investigator 100 16,018 95 15,276
K12 Institutional Clinical Oncology Research 15 11,647 17 12,266
K22 Transitional Career Development 27 4,482 41 6,985
K23 Patient-Oriented Career 31 5,166 27 4,479
K24 Patient- Oriented Career – Mid Career 17 2,922 17 2,689
K25 Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award 15 2,103 11 1,666
K99 NIH Pathway to Independence Awards 71 8,410 64 7,918
Research Career Program Total 399 $67,525 401 $68,821
  • Posted: December 16, 2016