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NHLBI Career Transition Award for Intramural Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Trainees (K22 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)




October 12, 2021



July 12, 2024



Award Floor:


Match Required?





Entity Types:

Public & State controlled institutions of higher education

Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are not eligible to apply. Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are not eligible to apply. Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are not allowed. See the funding announcement for eligibility details




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The purpose of the NHLBI Career Transition Award (K22) program is to provide highly qualified postdoctoral fellows and other doctoral-level researchers still in training in the NHLBI Division of Intramural Research the opportunity to transition their research programs to extramural institutions as junior investigators. To achieve these objectives, the NHLBI Career Transition Award will support two phases of research: a mentored intramural phase (up to two years) and an extramural phase (three years), for a total of five years of combined support. Transition from the intramural phase of support to the extramural phase is not automatic. Approval of the transition will be based on the success of the awardee's research program during the mentored phase as determined by an NHLBI progress review, which will include an evaluation of a research plan to be carried out at the extramural institution. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is designed specifically for applicants proposing research that does not involve leading an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or a separate ancillary clinical trial. Applicants to this FOA are permitted to propose research experience in a clinical trial led by a mentor or co-mentor. Applicants proposing to serve as lead investigator of a clinical trial or an ancillary study to an ongoing clinical trial, should apply to the companion FOA, PAR-22-040 "NHLBI Career Transition Award for Intramural Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Trainees (K22- Clinical Trial Required).

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