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Grants and Funding: Extramural Programs (EP)

NLM Career Development Award in Biomedical Informatics (K01) (PAR 13-284)


The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Career Development Award in Biomedical Informatics (K01) is intended to provide support for promising junior investigators as they launch their research careers in biomedical informatics research. NLM supports research career development in clinical/public health informatics, bioinformatics, translational informatics and consumer health informatics. We define informatics as the intersection of computer, information, biomedical and behavioral sciences with one or more application domains. Application domains of interest include health care delivery, basic biomedical research, clinical and translational research, public health and others. Regardless of the application domain, the research career focus should be informatics. The award is intended to promote the career development of informatics researchers who intend to make a long term commitment to biomedical informatics research. K01 awardees are expected to apply for NIH or other independent research grant support (R01 or equivalent) during the final year of the award. Candidates who received their training at one of NLM's university-based biomedical informatics training programs are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must be in the first two years of their initial position, at an assistant professor level (or equivalent) at the time of initial application or resubmission.

This program expires September 8, 2016, unless reissued.

NLM Contacts

Clinical and Public Health Informatics: Dr. Hua-Chuan Sim,
Bioinformatics and Translational Informatics: Dr. Jane Ye,
Consumer Health Informatics and Information Sciences: Dr. Alan VanBiervliet,


Deadlines for New Applications: February 12, June 12 and October 12 each year
Deadlines for Revised Applications: March 12, July 12 and November 12 each year
Full listing of deadlines for competing applications: