Rehabilitation Research Career Development Programs (K12)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) invites applications to coordinate the mentoring and career development of rehabilitation researchers in relevant clinical domains, which may include any one of the following: physiatrists, physical/occupational therapy and allied health professionals, clinicians involved in neurological rehabilitation, or bioengineers.  Unlike some other NIH K12 programs, this FOA seeks applications for a national network rather than a program exclusively located at the applicant institution.  The applicant will be responsible for identifying qualified candidates (scholars) and supporting them in appropriate research environments throughout the country.  The NICHD plans to support K12 programs representing relevant academic disciplines, especially those listed above.


  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): November 28, 2016
  • Application Due Date(s): December 28, 2016

RFA-HD-17-021 Expiration Date December 29, 2016

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

The PD(s)/PI(s) should be an established investigator and recognized leader in the scientific area in which the application is targeted and capable of providing both administrative and scientific leadership to the development and implementation of the proposed program. The PD/PI will be responsible for the selection and appointment of trainees to the approved research training program, and for the overall direction, management, administration, and evaluation of the program. The PD/PI will be expected to monitor and assess the program and submit all documents and reports as required.



Amount Description

Applicants may request up to $715,000 annual direct costs. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations.

The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum period is 5 years.

Funding Type





Curriculum Development
Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

December 28, 2016