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 4 percent in FY 2016
  • The number of Research Career Awards increased by 2 between FY 2015 and FY 2016
  • NCI funded 77 awards for the NIH Pathway to Independence Program
Explore the NCI K Awards

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Research Career Awards "K" Program, FY 2015 and FY 2016
Number Awarded, Amount Funded, Percent of Total Awards Funded
(Dollars in Thousands)
Research Career Award Number of 2015 Awards 2015 Amt Number of 2016 Awards 2016 Amt Percentage
K01 Temin Awards 0 $0 0 $0

0%

K01 Minority Mentored Career Development Award 49 6,227 42 5,593 10
  Subtotal, K01s 49 $6,227 42 $5,593 10%
K05 Research Scientist Award 14 1,448 9 888 2
K07 Preventive Oncology 66 9,866 63 9,635 16
K08 Clinical Investigator 95 15,276 90 14,777 22
K12 Institutional Clinical Oncology Research 17 12,266 19 13,299 5
K18 Career Enhancement Award for Stem Cell Research 0 0 0 0 0
K22 Transitional Career Development 41 6,985 56 9,996 14
K23 Patient-Oriented Career 27 4,480 20 3,338 5
K24 Patient- Oriented Career – Mid Career 17 2,689 17 2,914 4
K25 Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award 11 1,666 9 1,372 2
K99 NIH Pathway to Independence Awards 64 7,918 77 9,789 19
  Total Research Career Program 401 $68,821 402 $71,601 100%

  • Posted: May 15, 2017