NIH K Awards
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NIH Research Career Development Awards or K awards are to provide individual and institutional research training opportunities (including international) to trainees at the undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral levels.
NIH K Award Management
- Most K awards have minimum requirements for the percentage of PI effort that is devoted and charged to the project and/or research in general which must be met.
- For example, 75% in years 1-3, 50% in year 4, and 35% in year 5 if additional NIH funding is obtained.
- The specifics of K award PI effort requirements vary across the K award programs (K01, K05, K99 etc.) and by awarding institute. Always closely review and adhere to the requirements as specified in the specific K award's Notice of Award you are managing.
- For example, K awards issued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) now require that the PI must devote 25% effort every year.
NIH K Award Resources
NIH Research Career Development Awards webpage
NIH Grants Policy Statement Chapter 12. Research Career Development ("K") Awards
Need further NIH K award assistance? Have questions, feedback, or are experiencing other issues? Please reach out to your OSR Post Award Research Accountant