What the Award Provides

Protected Research Time
Protected time for K12 Scholars is provided to allow them to design and carry out original patient-oriented research in areas such as the mechanisms of human disease, therapeutic intervention, and development of new technologies for the study of human disease.  Each K12 Scholar’s department must guarantee a minimum of 75% protected time, with the exception of surgical oncologists who must be guaranteed at least 50% protected time, for engaging in activities directly related to research career development, including all relevant didactic activities during the period of this award.  Any reduction in effort or reduction in time requires approval by the K12 Program Director and the National Cancer Institute.
Salary Support
The K12 Program will provide up to $75,000 in salary support per year plus fringe benefits based on a full-time appointment, for up to four years of funding.

Research and Development Support
Research and development support up to $30,000 may be provided for the following expenses:
  • Research expenses such as supplies, equipment and technical personnel
  • Tuition and fees related to required career development courses and activities
  • Travel to research meetings or training
  • Statistical services, including personnel and computer time