University of Southern California


Limited Submission

NIH – NIDDK Career Development Programs in Diabetes Research for Behavioral Scientists (K12) RFA-DK-11-028


The objective of this program is to foster the development of a diverse and highly trained workforce of behavioral scientists to assume leadership roles related to the Nation’s research efforts in the area of type 1 diabetes.  The NIDDK invites applications for the establishment of institutional career development programs in diabetes research for postdoctoral behavioral scientists.


It is expected that the PD(s)/PI(s) will be a behavioral scientist with a strong record in diabetes research and mentoring.  If the program director is not a behavioral scientist, a senior investigator with expertise in behavior diabetes research must be included as a part of the leadership in the K12 program.  At each stage of the training award, supervision and mentorship must include both a diabetologist and behavioral scientist to maximize the relevance of the training to type 1 diabetes and encourage a multi-disciplinary approach to research.

Program information

Institutional Limit

Limit of 1 proposal per organization.


Internal: Internal deadline has passed.  Contact the Office of Research if interested.
Sponsor deadline: LOI (not required) 2/2/2012; Full Proposal 3/2/2012

Nomination Process

Interested faculty should contact their school’s dean of research who coordinates the first step in the internal selection process.  Faculty are typically asked to submit, at a minimum, a CV or biosketch, as well as a single-page proposal summary to their research dean.  Individual schools’ deadlines are in advance of the internal deadline posted above.  Check with your school prior to our internal deadline for details concerning the nomination process.