NIMH Career Transition Award for Tenure-Track Intramural Investigators (K22 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The primary goal of the NIMH Career Transition Award for Tenure-Track Intramural Investigators (K22) Program (hereafter abbreviated as the NIMH Career Transition K22 Program) is to provide support for career intramural investigators at NIMH who aim to transition from the Division of Intramural Research Programs (DIRP) to an independent research faculty position in the extramural community.  Applicants should have a demonstrated record of meritorious research in mental health-related fields.

  • Application Due Date(s):Feb. 12, Jun. 12, Oct. 12

PAR-18-755 Expiration Date May 8, 2021

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Eligibility Requirements

For Phase 1 of this NIMH Career Transition Program, only NIMH intramural laboratories are eligible to apply on behalf of tenure-track investigators in the NIMH DIRP.

The application for the extramural phase (Phase 2) of the award will be submitted by the domestic, for-profit or non-profit, academic institution/organization (e.g. university, college, hospital, and laboratory) at which the Candidate has been recruited, offered and has accepted an independent research faculty position. Eligibility of organizations, other than institutions of higher education, for Phase 2 depends on the nature of the appointment, and the ability of the PD/PI to conduct independent research and apply for NIH research (R01 or R01-equivalent) grants. Only successful Phase 1 Candidates may proceed to Phase 2.

At the time an application is submitted (or resubmitted) for peer review, the PD/PI must currently be conducting research in the NIMH DIRP and must have been a tenure-track investigator in the NIMH DIRP for at least five years. At the time an application is submitted (or resubmitted), individuals are NOT eligible to apply if they are negotiating and/or have accepted an independent faculty position, or its equivalent, in academia, industry, or elsewhere.

Candidates for this award must have a clinical or research doctorate (including PhD, MD, DO, DC, ND, DDS, DVM, ScD, DNS, PharmD, or equivalent doctoral degree), or a combined clinical and research doctoral degree.

Only individuals affiliated with an NIMH Intramural Laboratory may apply.

    Funding Type



    Junior Faculty


    Medical - Basic Science
    Medical - Clinical Science
    Medical - Translational

    External Deadline

    February 12, 2020