Do you need some guidance on preparing a K Award application for the NIH? Dr. Kay Lund, Director of Division of Biomedical Research Workforce, gives some great tips in a 25-minute YouTube video, “Writing an Effective ‘K’ Application.” It is designed for junior investigators and those who assist in the preparation of the scientific portions of an application.
Whether you’re an awardee or an applicant interested in Career Development (K) awards, you probably have some questions. Use this post as a starting point to getting your answers with the following resources.
Association Between Receiving an Individual Mentored Career Development (K) Award and Subsequent Research Support
NIH’s career development K awards intend to help early career scientists become independent. These awards afford the recipient protected time for research, publishing, and generating new ideas. As part of ongoing efforts to take a data driven approach to managing NIH programs, my colleagues within the NIH Division of Biomedical Research Workforce (DBRW) in the Office of Extramural Research sought to determine whether K awards might be achieving this goal, and published their findings in Academic Medicine last December.