Information Regarding U.S. NIH K Awards and International Professional Development Programs
U.S. NIH K Awards
The overall goal of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Career Development Program is to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists is available in appropriate scientific disciplines to address the Nation's biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs.
The objective of the NIH K award is to provide salary and research support for a sustained period of “protected time” (3-5 years) for intensive research career development under the guidance of an experienced mentor, or sponsor, in the biomedical, behavioral, patient-oriented research or clinical sciences leading to research independence. The expectation is that through this sustained period of research career development and training, awardees will launch independent research careers and become competitive for new research project grant (e.g., R01) funding.
Individual K awardees (K01, K02, K08, K23, K25) are eligible for the ASBMR Rising Star Award.
International Professional Development Programs
The following list is a listing of international professional development grants that are similar to the National Institutes of Health K Award. This list is not comprehensive; if you do not see your grant listed but are in the first two years of a bone-related individual professional development program comparable to the NIH K awards, you are encouraged to apply for the ASBMR Rising Star Award. If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
NHMRC Career Development Awards/New Investigator Project Awards
ARC Future Fellowships
ARC Discovery Project Grant
Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (FWO)
National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS)
New Investigator Award (Provided by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research)
DFF-Individual Postdoctoral Grants
European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant
Project Scholarship (Provided by the Finnish Medical Foundation)
DFG Sachbeihilfe (Erstantragsteller)
Emmy Noether Programme
My First AIRC Grant (Provided by the Italian Association of Cancer Research (AIRC))
Start-Up Grant (Provided by the Italian Association of Cancer Research (AIRC))
Academy of Finland funding opportunities
Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists
PRESTO (Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology)
Research Fund for Young Researchers
Innovational Research Incentives Scheme Vidi (ZonMw) (Provided by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research)
Project Grants for Young Scientists (Provided by the Swedish Research Council)
Swiss National Science Foundation Professor Fellowship
AMBIZIONE (Awarded by the Swiss National Science Foundation)
Fellowships awarded by the the Wellcome Trust, MRC, BBSRC and Arthritis UK