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Pre-Vetted Funding for NIEHS Fellows

Fellows' Career Development

Pre-Vetted Funding for NIEHS Fellows

Fellows' Career Development

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(Source: NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education)

K99/R00-Pathways to Independence Award

This fellowship is intended to provide support both at the postdoc level (K99) and then will transition with the individual to their first faculty position (R00). U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens are eligible. K99 applicants must have no more than 4 years of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the initial or the subsequent resubmission or revision application, and must be in mentored, postdoctoral training positions to be eligible to apply to the K99/R00 program.

Grants can be funded for up to five years, which is divided between the mentored phase (K99) and the independent faculty (R00) phase. For more info and eligibility.

K22- Career Transition Award

This award provides support to basic or clinical investigators to develop their independent research skills through a two phase program; an initial training period and a final period at an extramural institution.

Eligibility for this grant is for US citizens and Permanent Residents. There are different requirements for the K22 program based on the institute that you are applying to. Please read the K22 information carefully.

Non-NIH Funding Opportunities

There are many organizations that will fund research for intramural fellows. The Office of Intramural Training & Education has compiled a list of those we know will accept (and will not accept) applications from NIH trainees. In each case, please read the eligibility carefully, especially since funders can change their requirements. If you have questions about eligibility, please check with Sharon Soucek, Ph.D.

Sharon Soucek
Sharon Soucek, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Technology Transfer

Tel 984-287-4152

Opportunities for Visiting Fellows

There are many opportunities for Visiting Fellows at the NIH to obtain funding through unique partnerships with their home country or another resource. Please explore these international career transition awards

Some of the funding opportunities in the list above will award to non-US citizens. Additionally, the NIH Fogarty International Center maintains a list of Non-NIH Funding Opportunities and includes a variety of international grants and fellowships in biomedical and behavioral research.

Additional Opportunities

Adapted from lists all current discretionary funding opportunities from 26 agencies of the United States government, including the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and many others

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research

NIH funds research to human health and disease.

The National Science Foundation (NSF)

An independent federal agency, the U.S. National Science Foundation funds basic research

Grant Forward

This subscription-based resource is hosted and managed by Cazoodle, Inc. The NIH is an institutional member

Duke Research Funding

A service maintained by Duke’s Office of Research Support. The list is searchable by discipline, eligibility, sponsor, etc.

The following databases require institutional subscriptions or other paid subscriptions and ARE NOT available through NIEHS. However, you may be able to access them through your College or University Alumni Associations.


Run by InfoEd International, SPIN (the Sponsored Programs Information Network) claims to be the most widely used funding opportunity database in the world. An institutional subscription is required for access.


Pivot claims the "largest, most comprehensive database of available funding," with 700 member institutions.

Research Professional

Based in London, Research Professional provides an international option for people seeking research-funding programs. A paid subscription is required for access. The NIH does not have a subscription.

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