- The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), and the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) are interested in supporting additional career development and mentoring opportunities in muscle disease research. Diseases for this program announcement include, but are not limited to muscular dystrophies such as Duchenne, myotonic and facioscapulohumeral; myotonias and disorders of muscle membranes such as malignant hyperthermia; muscle wasting disorders (e.g. sarcopenia); inflammatory myopathies; and electrolyte disorders.
- Because the nature and scope of the proposed research will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary. The total amount awarded and the number of awards will depend upon the mechanism numbers, quality, duration, and costs of the applications received.
- This announcement will use the Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award (K08) and the Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23).
- Eligible organizations include domestic, for-profit and non-profit organizations, public or private institutions such as universities, colleges, hospitals and laboratories.
- Trainees must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States, or have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence and have in their possession an Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-151 or I-551) at the time of award. Each funding mechanisms has specific requirements for academic degree and/or research program.
- A candidate for the K awards may not concurrently apply for or have an award pending for another NIH career development award.
- Applications should be on the PHS 398 form for Research Career Development Awards. Materials and instructions are available at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/phs398.html
- Telecommunications for the hearing impaired is available at: TTY 301-451-0088
Who can apply:
Nonprofits Having A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Nonprofits That Do Not Have A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Private Nonprofit Institution/Organization (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Quasi-Public Nonprofit Institution/Organization
Small Business (Less Than 500 Employees
Eligible functional categories:
Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Research
Extramural Research Programs in the Neurosciences and Neurological Disorders
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Extramural Research
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