The Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (Parent K08 Independent Clinical Trial Required) research funding program from the National Institutes of Health supports qualified individuals for careers that have a significant impact on the health-related research needs of the USA. The applicant must plan to serve as the lead investigator of an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or a separate ancillary clinical trial, as part of their research and career development. This program represents the continuation of a long-standing NIH program that provides support and dedicated time to individuals with a clinical doctoral degree for an intensive, supervised research career development experience in the fields of biomedical and behavioral research, including translational research. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents and the research must be conducted in the USA. Applicants must have a health-professional doctoral degree. Such degrees include, but are not limited to, the MD, DO, DDS, DMD, OD, DC, PharmD, ND (Doctor of Naturopathy), as well as a doctoral degree in nursing research or practice. Individuals with the PhD or other doctoral degree in clinical disciplines such as clinical psychology, nursing, clinical genetics, speech-language pathology, audiology or rehabilitation are also eligible. The award provides salary and fringe benefits for up to 5 years. Opportunity ID: PA-20-202. Applications follow the standard NIH dates for K series grants: February 12, June 12 and October 12. The next applications close on June 12, 2023.