Multiple PDs/PIs are not allowed.
By the time of award, the individual must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (i.e., possess a currently valid Permanent Resident Card USCIS Form I-551, or other legal verification of such status).
Professors, Associate Professors or equivalent, regardless of grant history, are not eligible.
Candidates for this award must have a research or health-professional doctoral degree, must have completed at least two years of postdoctoral training or equivalent and must be within 10 years of their terminal professional degree or residency at the time of application, whichever date is later. The candidate must be an Assistant Professor, Assistant Scientist, Research Assistant Professor, or equivalent. The candidate should have an appointment at an institution that includes an NHP facility, such as a National Primate Research Center or similar, which can provide NHPs, core facilities and intellectual resources for using NHPs in HIV/AIDS research. If exceptionally well justified, the candidate can have a primary appointment at an institution distinct from that which houses the NHP-related facilities and infrastructure. However, all work directly related to animals must be performed at the institution that houses the NHP-related facilities and related infrastructure.
Current and former PDs/PIs on NIH research project (R01), program project (P01), center grants (P50), Project Leads of program project (P01), or center grants (P50), other major individual career development awards (e.g., K01, K07, K08, K22, K23, K25, K76, K99/R00), or the equivalent are not eligible. Current and former PDs/PIs of an NIH Small Grant (R03), Exploratory/Developmental Grants (R21/R33), Planning Grant (R34/U34), Dissertation Award (R36), or SBIR/STTR (R41, R42, R43, R44) remain eligible, as do PD/PIs of Transition Scholar (K38) awards and individuals appointed to institutional K programs (K12, KL2).
Candidates for the K01 award must have a research or health-professional doctoral degree.
This funding opportunity may support individuals who propose to train in a new field or individuals who have had a hiatus in their research career because of illness or pressing family circumstances.