Eligibility Requirements

Eligible scholars must have an interest in pulmonary, critical care, sleep, and/or palliative care research related to heart, lung, blood, or sleep disorders. Our program will primarily focus on training postgraduate physician-scientists and PhD implementation scientists.

Appropriate candidates include:

  • Physician-fellows who have completed their┬áspecialty clinical training in Pulmonary/Critical Care, Cardiology, Sleep Medicine, Palliative Medicine, and other medical specialties;
  • Physicians completing training in fields such as Psychiatry, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, or Geriatrics, provided they are focused on pulmonary, critical care, sleep disorders, or palliative care research; and,
  • Post-doctoral PhDs from the Schools of Nursing, Social Work, and Public Health, as well as fields such as behavioral sciences, health economics, and bioinformatics.

Scholars to be supported by the institutional career development program must be at the career level for which the planned program is intended. Scholars are expected to devote a minimum of 9 person-months (75% of full-time professional effort) during the appointment on the K12 award. Scholars must be citizens or noncitizen nationals of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment. Scholars may not be or have been a PD/PI on an R01, R29, U01/U10, subproject of a Program Project (P01), Center (P50, P60, U54) grant, or individual mentored or non-mentored career development award (e.g., K01, K08, K22, K23, K25, K99/R00).

The leadership and faculty of this K12 program are strongly committed to ensure that women, racial/ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, and other individuals who have been traditionally underrepresented in science are well represented in our program.