Indiana Pediatric Scientist K12 Award
The Indiana Pediatric Scientist Award offers salary support for pediatric junior faculty physician scientists at IU School of Medicine in order to increase their ability to become independent investigators. The IU School of Medicine program is funded by the National Institutes of Health through the Child Health Research Career Development Award Program, K12 grant. The award is available to pediatricians with an MD degree who have completed postgraduate residency training. The position is a faculty appointment, not a fellowship or extension of a fellowship position. However, applicants may be appointed to the program in the final research year of subspecialty fellowship training if the fellowship provides basic science training.
Recipients of the Indiana Pediatric Scientist Award must dedicate 75 percent of their time to research. Program participation consists of a minimum of two consecutive 12-month appointments, renewable in annual increments, for up to three years. Renewal is at the discretion of the program director and contingent upon presentation of evidence of satisfactory progress as determined by the Advisory Committee.
Some individuals who are interested in the K12 program may have had a career hiatus because of family responsibilities, uniformed service or other circumstances. For such individuals, the hiatus will not count against the four-year limit specified above. New Scholar appointments may be made any time during the year.
Applicants should not currently or previously be a principle investigator on a R01, R29, U01/U10 project; a subproject of a Program Project (P01); center (P50, P60, U54) grant; or individual mentored or non-mentored career development award (e.g., K01, K02, K08, K22, K23, K24, K25, K99). Individuals who are or were principle investigators on NIH Small Grants (such as R03s) or Exploratory/Developmental Grants (such as R21s) may be eligible for this award if they meet the other eligibility requirements.
The Indiana Pediatric Scientist Award K12 grant provides a maximum support of $75,000 in salary and fringe combined, chargeable to the NIH grant. The division where the scholar is appointed is expected to cost share the balance to ensure that 75 percent of the scholar’s effort is devoted to the K12 grant. In addition to the $75,000 supported directly by the grant annually, the K12 allocates $19,000 for other support with $3,000 in travel for the scholar and $16,000 in other cost (lab supplies, lab techs, tuition/fees, data service support, etc).