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Funding Opportunities for Mid-Career Investigators

The following funding opportunities are available through NIMH for individuals at the mid-career level.

NIMH strongly encourages prospective applicants to consult with the appropriate Training Program Officer in the Division to which your qualifying research grant is assigned. We will discuss the relevance of your proposed research to the Institute’s research priorities, provide guidance on the proposed research and training plans, and help identify the most appropriate funding opportunity for your research and training.

Links to Funded Award Examples*

Link to the Funding Opportunity (Provides application instructions, information on eligibility, review criteria, etc.)


Independent Scientist Award  (Parent K02)


NIMH Career Transition Award for Tenure-Track and Tenured Intramural Investigators  (K22)


Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research  (Parent K24)

* For a complete list of funded awards and grants please visit NIH RePORTER .

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