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Independent Scientists

  • Independent Scientist Award (K02)
    Provides up to five years support to newly independent scientists who have a concurrent R01 award from the NIDCR. Salary and fringe benefits are provided. Additional funds are available for other training related expenses. Candidates must have a doctoral degree. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents at the time of award.
  • Short-term Mentored Career Enhancement Award in Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research for Mid-Career and Senior Investigators (K18)
    Supports short-term training in the theories, tools, methods or approaches in behavioral and social sciences, and genetic and genomic research, in order to either (a) enrich an Investigator’s existing dental, oral and craniofacial research program; or (b) to facilitate the introduction of dental, oral and craniofacial research into an Investigator’s existing research program. The award is intended for well-established investigators at the academic rank of Associate Professor or Professor, or the equivalent in non-academic settings. Salary is provided and additional funds are available for other program related expenses.
  • Individual NRSA Senior Fellowship (F33)
    Provides health research training for experienced scientists, enabling them to update their skills or make changes in the direction of their career. Support may be requested for up to two years. A stipend is provided. Additional funds are available for other training related expenses. Applicants must be at least seven years beyond the qualifying doctoral degree and have a sponsoring institution and mentor. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents at the time of award.
  • Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
    Provides research training and career development support for individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.  Funding is awarded to principal investigators on active NIDCR grants who will serve as mentors for the diversity supplement candidates.  The activities proposed in the supplement application must advance the research objectives of the parent grant while providing training opportunities for the candidate.  Diversity supplement candidates may contact the NIDCR Training Director for advice on how to go about finding a mentor. 


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This page last updated: March 19, 2014