National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Training Opportunities to
Develop Scientists
Jane D. Scott, ScD, MSN, FAHA
Director, Office of Research Training & Career Development
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health
Cleveland State University
Colleges of Sciences and Health Professions
April 11, 2013
Goals for today
 NIH’s role in research & research training
 Identify research training opportunities for
individuals interested in pursuing a research
career.
 Identify programs for PhDs and clinician
scientists
 Provide links to NIH resources
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National Institutes of Health
The NIH is part of the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services (HHS).
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National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the largest
source of funding for biomedical research in the
world, making important medical discoveries that
improve health and save lives.
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What is Biomedical Research?
Biomedical research advances knowledge in biology and
medicine and related fields.
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National Institutes of Health
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NIH Funding: 27 Institutes and Centers
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Most NIH Funds Are Spent Beyond Bethesda
NIH Budget
FY 2010:
$30.759 B
At NIH
(intramural):
$3.22 (11%)
Outside NIH
(extramural):
$26.3 B (89%)
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NIH Research Funding
Cleveland State University Today
NIH funding at Cleveland State University
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5 R01 AG039547 02 CIRCADIAN CLOCK AND DIETARY RESTRICTION
KONDRATOV, ROMAN V CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY 2012 NIA
$291,100
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5 R01 AI066095 07 CHARACTERIZE FUNCTIONS OF T. BRUCEI RAP1 AND
TRF IN ANTIGENIC VARIATION AND TELOM LI, BIBO CLEVELAND STATE
UNIVERSITY 2013 NIAID $319,500
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5 R01 HL079164 08 TRANSLATIONAL SILENCING IN MONOCYTES: ROLE
OF L13A MAZUMDER, BARSANJIT CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY 2012
NHLBI $351,464
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5 R01 HL102604 04 RECOMBINANT AND CHEMO-/BIO-ORTHOGONAL
SYNTHESIS OF LIPOSOMAL THROMBOMODULIN SUN, XUE-LONG
CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY 2013 NHLBI $284,675
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1 R01 NS081710 01 RESTORING UPPER LIMB MOVEMENT SENSE TO
AMPUTEES; A MOVE TOWARDS NATURAL CONTROL O MARASCO, PAUL
CLEVELAND VA MEDICAL RESEARCH/ED/FDN 2012 NINDS OD $327,033
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NIH funding at Cleveland State University
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1 R03 CA159906 01A1 THE CONTEXT OF CAREGIVING AND
BEREAVEMENT ADJUSTMENT IN LATE-STAGE CANCER FRANCIS, LINDA E
CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY 2012 NCI $71,000
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1 R15 AI103889 01 DRUG DEVELOPMENT OF ORALLY ACTIVE ANTITRYPANOSOMIASIS AGENTS SU, BIN CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY
2013 NIAID $436,500
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1 R15 DK092716 01 FLUID FLOW MAY BE AN ENVIRONMENTAL MODIFIER
OF ADPKD DISEASE PROGRESSION RESNICK, ANDREW CLEVELAND
STATE UNIVERSITY 2011 NIDDK $332,344
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1 R15 GM099056 01 CONTROL OF PAIRING AND RECOMBINATION DURING
MEIOSIS BOERNER, VALENTIN CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY 2011
NIGMS $284,000
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1 S10 OD010381 01 NIKON A1RSI CONFOCAL MICROSCOPE BARIK,
SAILEN CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY 2012 OD $590,931
Are you interested in a research career?
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Awards for individuals with a Health-Professional Doctorate
Mentored Patient-Oriented
Research CDA (K23)
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NIH Research Training: 4 key programs
 Institutional T32 Training Programs for pre &
post-docs
 Individual Fellowship Grants (F awards)
 Institutional Career Development Awards (K)
 Individual Career Development Awards
Research Training: T32
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Research Training: T32
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NIH Training (T) grants, Midwest
356 programs for 101M
Fellowship Awards
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Individual pre and post doctoral awards
Generally after T32 training
2-3 years of additional research
F31
F32
F30
F31 Fellowship
 Please note, there can be big difference between NIH
and Institute specific programs
 NHLBI F31 individual predoctoral fellowships are to
Promote Diversity in Health Related Research
 For individuals with disabilities,
 or from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups,
 or individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds pursuing
advanced degrees in biomedical and behavioral
sciences.
 Up to 5 years support, must have US citizenship
 For pursuit of PhD or comparable degree
F32 Fellowship
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Individual award
Postdoctoral support
Up to 3 years full-time support
Frequently transition from T32 to F32
Includes stipends, tuition and fees, more
F30 Fellowship
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Individual award
Combined MD/PhD program
Up to 6 years of support
Only training award that supports tuition for
medical school
 Citizenship required
 Extremely competitive award
Individual K Awards (early faculty):
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Individual K awards:
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K99/R00 grant
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Joint K/R program
Mentored career development (K99) 2 years
Independent research (R00) 3 years
Must be a post-doc
Rules are changing (<5 yrs chg to <4 yrs)
Overwhelmingly utilized by PhDs
No citizenship requirements
Current discussion for broad expansion
across NIH
NIH Diversity Supplement Awards
 Supplements are available for some research
awards, & each institute different
 HS, undergrad, pre, post, early faculty
 Requested by the R01 Principal Investigator
 Supports the conduct of research by
supplement awardees for 2-3 years.
 http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/funding/training/guid-app.htm
NIH Loan Repayment Programs
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NIH Loan Repayment Programs
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Getting started:
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Getting started:
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RePORT & RePorter: http://report.nih.gov
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Am Heart J 2011;161:13-67
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Circ Res. 2012;110:910-914
K08 and K99 Cardiovascular Training :
Comparisons and Trends Among Current
Awardees
Authors Jane Scott & Drew Carlson
Analyzed 150 K08 & K99 awards
Includes tips on writing a competitive K award
For more information
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For more information
http://projectreporter.nih.gov/reporter.cfm
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/oer.hhtm
www.nih.gov
www.nhlbi.nih.gov
Office of Research Training & Career
Development, Division of Cardiovascular
Sciences, NHLBI, NIH: 301.435.0545
Jane Scott, ScD, MSN
Drew Carlson, PhD
Tawanna Meadows, BS
NIH Research Training Opportunities
Questions???
NHLBI: People…Science…Health
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