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NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00) Informational Webinar

13 December 2016

NCI calls your attention to RFA-CA-17-014 The NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00), which has just been published. An Informational Webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, December 13th from 1 - 3 pm EST, for potential applicants and their sponsors, business officials, and heads of graduate programs. A second webinar will be held in January specifically for nominees and their sponsors.

Letters of intent for FY17 are due January 18th, 2017. Applications for FY17 are due February 18, 2017.

The purpose of the F99/K00 is to encourage and retain outstanding graduate students who have demonstrated potential and interest in pursuing careers as independent cancer researchers. The F99/K00 award provides up to 6 years of support in two phases. The F99 phase will provide support for 1-2 years of dissertation research (final experiments, dissertation preparation, and selection of a postdoctoral mentor). Awardees then transition to the K00 phase, which provides up to 4 years of mentored postdoctoral research career development support at the US laboratory of their choosing.

The F99/K00 is a significant departure from the Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA fellowships:

  • For 3rd or 4th year Ph.D. students, including F31 Fellowship applicants and current awardees.
  • Open to international students.
  • Applicants must be nominated by their institutions through the Letters of Intent.
  • Each institution is allocated one nomination, whether identified by a single DUNS number or by multiple DUNS numbers for schools/colleges/divisions within the institution.
  • The Research Strategy section does not follow the traditional “specific aims” format.

The NCI F99/K00 website will be updated next week, but the material on last year’s RFA is still an excellent source for information, especially the material found under Resources.

Please email Dr. Michele McGuirl to ask questions or to add your name to the F99/K00 email list. To attend the Informational Webinar, click on the link. To join by phone, call 1-855-244-8681 or 1-650-479-3207.

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