The Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (Parent K24 Independent Clinical Trial Required) research funding program from the National Institutes of Health supports mid-career health-professional doctorates for protected time to devote to patient-oriented research (POR) and to act as research mentors primarily for clinical residents, clinical fellows and/or junior clinical faculty. This program is designed specifically for applicants proposing 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. 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. Applicants should be mid-career, e.g. Associate Professors. The award provides salary and research expenses for up to 5 years. Opportunity ID: PA-20-193. 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.