Mentored Quantitative Research Career Award (K25)
Please note: NCI no longer accepts K25 applications. The last standard application receipt dates for NCI K25 applications were February/March 2016, and the last standard AIDS receipt date was May 2016.
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.
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
NCI no longer accepts K25 applications.
Application Receipt Dates and Review Schedule
|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.
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
- Phone: 240-276-5588
For information regarding review issues, contact:
- Referral Officer
Division of Extramural Activities