University of Southern California


PAR-13-362 – NIH Neurological Sciences Academic Development Award (K12)

Slots:                                                    One                      
Nomination per School:               One
Proposals may not be submitted directly by the PI; nominations are submitted by the School’s Research Dean’s Office.    

LOI:                                                        N/A                       
Internal Deadline:                           July 7, 2014 [updated 5/7/2014]
External Deadline:                          October 12, 2014
Award Information:                        Type:  New, Renewal, Resubmission, Revision
Estimated Number of Awards: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
Anticipated Amount: Application budgets are not limited, but must reflect the actual needs of the proposed project and adhere to allowable costs. The project period duration for this funding opportunity may not exceed five years.

Materials to Office of Research: Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt.). CV – (4 pages maximum)

Link to Award:

Purpose: The purpose of the Neurological Sciences Academic Development Award (NSADA K12) is to facilitate and support the research career development of pediatric neurologists who have made a commitment to independent research careers at educational institutions or professional organizations. Under this award, newly trained pediatric neurologists are to be selected and appointed to this program by the PD/PI of the award.  The program is intended to provide 3 consecutive years of support for each scholar appointed. It is expected that these individuals will subsequently apply for their own Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award (K08), the Mentored Patient-Oriented Career Development Award (K23), an NINDS Research Scientist Development Award (K02) or a Research Project Grant (R01), to continue their career development and/or research program.

The program should be designed to accommodate research scholars with varying levels of research experience.  For example, a prospective research candidate with limited experience in a given field of research may require a structured developmental program, which includes didactic training as well as supervised research experience. Regardless of previous experience, however, each individual’s plan should be designed to lead to a significant research project by the end of the 3 year NSADA support period, which is suitable for support by an individual career development award and subsequent transition to an independent research program for the individual.