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Administrative research supplements may be requested by Principal Investigators (PIs) and Program Directors (PDs) holding active NIDCD R01 and P50 grants, respectively, having a minimum of two years of support remaining, as of the anticipated start time of the supplemental award. A supplement award may not extend beyond the parent award period. The applicant PI/PD must be a faculty member or research staff member within the candidate’s home institution.

A candidate must be an otolaryngologist holding a full-time tenure-track junior faculty position at the Assistant Professor academic rank in a university department of otolaryngology, or hold the equivalent position in a research-intensive non-academic institution, within the United States. Candidates need not be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. However, candidates who are foreign nationals will not be eligible to subsequently apply for the NIH mentored clinician-investigator K-award programs, and will be expected to submit an R03 application to follow-up the supplemental award. The candidate is required to devote at least half-time (50%) commitment of effort to the proposed research and career development experience over a period of two years, allowing for further refinement of clinical/surgical skills in tandem with a meaningful research career development experience, including preparation in crafting and submitting a competitive K08, K23 or R03 application. As previously stated, this initiative is intended for individuals with limited (i.e., less than two years of full-time) prior research training and experience in the health/life sciences. It is not intended for individuals holding the MD/PhD. NIDCD will, however, give consideration to accepting applications from dual-degree holders who completed their PhD training in disciplines outside of the biomedical and behavioral sciences. In addition, this initiative is not intended as a re-entry vehicle for individuals with sustained prior research experience in the life sciences who seek to “jump-start” a research career trajectory after a long hiatus. Some level of prior research experience is desirable, but not necessary.

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National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Celebrating 20 years of research: 1988 to 2008