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Funding Opportunities for Early Career Investigators

The following funding opportunities are available through NIMH for individuals in the early stages of their career.

NIMH strongly encourages prospective applicants to consult with the NIMH Research Training and Career Development Program Officer in the appropriate Division well in advance of preparing an application. The Program Officer 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 Awards (NIH RePORTER)*Funding Opportunity Information
K01 Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01)
K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08)
K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23)

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

“K” Career Award Policy Updates  – Applicants are strongly encouraged to review career award policy updates before submitting an application. Failure to follow relevant policies may lead you to submit an incomplete application, which will not be reviewed. Relevant policy notices can also be found in the “Related Notices” section of each funding announcement.

NIMH-Specific Policies and other Relevant Notices

Other Funding Opportunities at the NIMH and NIH