Postdoctoral, Early Career, and Faculty Programs

Institutional Programs

Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA)(K12)

PAR-22-212​; Edgardo Falcon-Morales; Shakira Nelson; Sydella Blatch​ Alexander

The IRACDA program provides support for a mentored postdoctoral research experience at a research-intensive institution combined with an opportunity to develop critical teaching and mentoring skills at a teaching-intensive partner institution with a diverse student population. Accordingly, the IRACDA program requires effective partnerships between a research-intensive institution and a teaching-intensive partner institution that has a historical mission or a demonstrated commitment to educating students from groups underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce.

Institutional Postdoctoral National Research Service Award (NRSA)(T32)

PA-23-048​; Zuzana Justinova; Rochelle Long;​ Rita Miller​; Xiaoli Zhao

Institutional training programs support research training for clinician-scientists in four clinically relevant research areas within the mission of NIGMS: anesthesiology; clinical pharmacology; medical genetics; and injury and critical illness. Trainees receive at least 2 years of research training in basic, clinical and/or translational science areas and engage in activities to promote research career development.

Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Institutionally-Focused Research Education Award to Promote Diversity (UE5)

PAR-21-277​; Kenneth Gibbs

The goal of the MOSAIC institutionally-focused research education cooperative agreement (UE5) is to equip MOSAIC K99/R00 scholars with professional skills and provide them with the appropriate mentoring and professional networks to facilitate their transition into, advancement, and success in independent academic research careers at research-intensive institutions.

Awards for Individuals

Career Development Awards (K08, K23, K25)

K08: PA-24-182​; K23: PA-24-184; PA-24-185​; K25: PA-24-191​; Zuzana Justinova; Xiaoli Zhao; Chris Chao

The K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist and the K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research awards support individuals with M.D. degrees through mentored research career development experiences in anesthesiology, clinical pharmacology, Innate Immunity and Inflammation, Sepsis, Injury and Critical Illness. The K25 Mentored Quantitative Research Development Award supports investigators from quantitative science and engineering disciplines who seek to focus on questions of health and disease.

Individual Postdoctoral National Research Service Award (NRSA) (F32)

PA-23-262​; Kadir Aslan; Ashley Barnes; Oleg Barski; Michael Sesma; Miljan SimonovicJianhua Xu

Postdoctoral fellowships support advanced and specialized training in basic and/or clinical research areas within the mission of NIGMS through an intensive, mentored research proje​ct experience that encourages the development of independence, innovation and creativity in a highly productive research setting.

National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Senior Fellows (F33)

PA​-23​-263; Michael Sesma

These fellowships are intended to support experienced investigators seeking opportunities to undertake short periods of mentored research training that will allow them to redirect, revitalize or restart a research program upon returning to their home institutions.

Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00)

PA-24-194​​; Oleg Barski; Chi-Wing Chow; Paula Flicker; Yogesh Wairkar; Michael Sesma 

The goal of this program is to shorten and facilitate the transition from a postdoctoral researcher to an independent investigator capable of leading a research team. The strategy is to support highly promising postdoctoral researchers in 2-year mentored research positions followed by 3 years of independent research support when the grantee obtains an independent position.

Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00)

PA-21-271​; Kenneth Gibbs; Kalynda Gonzales Stokes​​

The goal of the MOSAIC Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00) is to enhance workforce diversity by facilitating a timely transition of promising postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds from their mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions at research-intensive institutions. MOSAIC K99/R00 scholars will be part of organized scientific cohorts and will be expected to participate in mentoring, networking, and professional development activities coordinated by MOSAIC Institutionally-Focused Research Education Award to Promote Diversity (UE5) grantees.

NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) Program (Fi2)

PAR-22-191; Edgardo Falcón-Morales; ​ ​​Shakira Nelson

The NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate Training (PRAT) Program’s overarching goal is to provide high quality postdoctoral research training in the basic biomedical sciences to a diverse group of postdoctoral fellows in NIH Intramural research laboratories, and to prepare them for leadership positions in biomedical careers. Research projects proposed should focus on areas within the NIGMS mission. In addition to the laboratory experience, the PRAT program provides a structured training environment with extensive career and professional development, mentoring, and networking opportunities planned and supported by the program.

Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp)

PA-23-189​​; Shakira Nelson; Jeremy McIntyre; Joyce Stamm​​

This program employs the research project grant as the platform for intensive mentored research experiences within the scope of the grant during the continuum from high school to the faculty level. The goal is to increase the nation's pool of individuals from underrepresented groups by preparing them to continue their training in biomedical research.

Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers (Admin Supp)

NOT-OD-21-134​; Shakira Nelson

This program employs the research project grant as the platform for intensive, mentored research experiences that facilitate re-entry and the establishment of a full-time, independent research career for individuals at the postdoctoral or early faculty level who have high potential to re-enter an active research career after taking time off to care for children or parents or to attend to other family responsibilities.

Supplements for Continuity of Research During Critical Life Events

NOT-OD-23-031; NOT-OD-23-032; Shakira Nelson​

This supplement opportunity is for career development (K) or first-time research project grant (RPG) awardees whose progress is likely to be hindered by a critical life event such as childbirth, adoption, or primary caregiving responsibility for an ailing immediate family member.