HEAL National K12 Clinical Pain Career Development Award


The Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is requesting applications for the HEAL National K12 Clinical Pain Career Devlopment Award (HEAL K12). The HEAL K12 is a mentored career development program designed to provide protected time for clinicians and scientists to focus on training and conducting clinical pain research. Awards provide a minimum of 75% salary support plus fringe benefits, and $50,000/year in research support costs, for up to 3 years.

This award is intended for scholars who may not be ready for a traditional K-award or independent research (R) award, come from institutional environments that cannot adequately support the scholar’s career and/or research objectives, and/or who are unable to form a mentoring team that would make them competitive for a training or independent research award in clinical pain.

Successful applicants will have at least one home-institution mentor who will serve as their primary mentor. The HEAL K-12 program will then work with the scholar to match them with a senior pain research mentor of national stature as well as a mentor with lived pain experience. Training is split between the scholar’s home-institution and didactic resources available remotely or in-person at the University of Michigan.



 KEY DATES   Applications have closed for the 2024 opportunity.  

2025 opportunity will be posted in August 2024

Posted Date:                           August 15, 2023

Informational Webinar:           September 15, 2023

Letter of Intent Due Date:       October 20, 2023

Invitation to Apply:                  November 1, 2023

Full Application Due Date:      February 5, 2024

Award Announcements:         May 1, 2024

Program Start Date:                June 1, 2024


For more information contact: [email protected]