NIH Funding Career Development Timetable
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers numerous extramural funding opportunities and any researcher pursuing a career in mental health should be aware of and familiar with these vehicles. A confusing NIH website and ambiguous program titles (e.g. F30, T32, K25) make it difficult to figure out for whom each mechanism is appropriate. This research training and career development timetable outlines some of the most frequently used mechanisms and organizes them by career stage.
High School & Undergraduate Students
RPG - Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research T34 - NIMH Career Opportunities in Research (COR) Honors Undergraduate Research Training Grant
T32 - NRSA Institutional Research Training Grant T32 - Jointly Sponsored NIH Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences F30 - Individual Predoctoral NRSA for MD/PhD Fellowships F31 - NRSA for Individual Predoctoral Fellows F31 - Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research R36 - Mental Health Dissertation Research Grant to Increase Diversity R25 - NIMH Research Education Grant RPG - Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
Postdoctoral, Clinical Residents, & Transition to Independence
T32 - NRSA Institutional Research Training Grant F32 - NRSA for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows K99/R00 - NIH Pathway to Independence Award K01 - Mentored Research Scientist Development Award K08 - Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award K23 - Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award K25 - Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award R25 - NIMH Research Education Grant RPG - Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research LRP - Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Clinical or Pediatric Researchers
Independent Scientists, Early Career, & Middle Career
R25 - NIMH Research Education Grants RPG - Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research R03 - NIH Small Research Grant Program R21 - Exploratory/Development Grant R01 - Investigator Initiated Research Project Grant R24 - Minority Research Infrastructure Support Program K02 - Independent Scientist Award K24 - Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research
Please note that this list is specific to the National Institute of Mental Health and other institutes within the NIH may choose not offer some mechanisms mentioned above.