Department of Population Health Sciences -- K12 research grant in dissemination and implementation

Funding Agency:
Duke University

Duke University is one of 10 schools to receive an NIH K12 Research Grant from the National Health Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Titled Dissemination and Implementation Science in Cardiovascular Outcomes (DISCO), the K12 clinical research areas encompass heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders. Six K12 Scholars will conduct research for up to three years with support from no fewer than two faculty members (in all, 14 faculty members with a wide range of research and clinical expertise are available for mentorship and mentor contact time is guaranteed for the Scholars). At the conclusion of their appointments, K12 Scholars are expected to win their own investigator awards from a funding agency.

Deadline: Jan. 10, 2020

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Researchers, post-doctoral fellows, and physician scientists are eligible to apply.
  • Scholars' research must be directly relevant to heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders (HBLS). 
  • Scholars must be at the career level for which the planned program is intended and are expected to devote a minimum of 9 person-months (75% of full-time professional effort) during the K12 award.
  • Scholars must be citizens or noncitizen nationals of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment.
  • Scholars may not be or have been a PD/PI on an R01, R29, U01/U10, subproject of a Program Project (P01), Center (P50, P60, U54) grant, or individual mentored or non-mentored career development award (e.g., K01, K08, K22, K23, K25, K99/R00)
Specific efforts will be made to recruit minority scientists through the Duke University School of Medicine's Office of Diversity & Inclusion and the new Associate Dean of Diversity & Chief Diversity Officer.



Amount Description

The K12 award provides up to $100,000 in salary and an annual $30,000 in research funds that include the following categories:
  1. Research expenses covering supplies; equipment; and technical personnel, including those incurred via your mentor’s lab/research.
  2. Tuition/fees for required professional development courses/activities.
  3. Travel to scientific meetings or trainings.
  4. Statistical services, including personnel and computer time.

Funding Type



Junior Faculty
Medical Fellow/Resident
Post Doctoral Fellows


Medical - Translational

External Deadline

January 10, 2020