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"K" Awards-NIH Career Development Awards

Usually a Salary Cap  

  • Typically $75,000, but may be greater depending on the discipline and participating institute.
  • Salary cannot be supplemented by another Federal award without prior written approval from the Sponsor

Minimum Commitments of effort

  • Typically 75%, but may be greater or lesser depending on type of award and participating institute.
  • May be reduced in the last years of the award to 50%, in order to seek other federal funding as a PI or Co-PI.
  • Part of the minimum effort commitment can be expended on another award as long as this award contributes to the goals of the K award.

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