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Mentored Research Scientist Development Awards

To provide financial support to research scientists who need an additional period of sponsored research training as a way to gain expertise in a research area new to them or in an area that would demonstrably enhance their scientific career.

Amount Awarded: $20000

Number Awarded: Varies each year.

Duration: 3 to 5 years.

Deadline: January, May, or September of each year.

Eligibility: This program is open to candidates who have a research or a health-professional doctorate or its equivalent and who have demonstrated the capacity or potential for highly productive independent research in the period after the doctorate. The candidate must identify a mentor with extensive research experience and must be willing to spend a minimum of 75% of full-time professional effort conducting research and research career development activities for the period of the award. Applications may be submitted on behalf of candidates by domestic, non-federal organizations, public or private, such as medical, dental, or nursing schools or other institutions of higher education. Minorities and women are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents.

Contact Information:
National Institutes of Health
Division of Extramural Outreach and Information Resources
Attn: GrantsInfo
6701 Rockledge Drive, Suite 6095
Bethesda, MD 20892
Fax: 301/480-8443