F99/K00 - NIH Blueprint D-SPAN Award

F99/ K00*

F99/K00 - NIH Blueprint D-SPAN Award

Purpose
The NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award supports the pre- to post-doctoral transition of diverse graduate students.

Program Announcement
RFA-NS-19-011

Due Dates for Applications
December 13, 2018; April 15, 2019; December 13, 2019; April 15, 2020; December 15, 2020; April 15, 2021

List of Funded Awards
Active D-SPAN F99/K00 Awards in RePORTER

PD/PI Eligibility
U.S. citizens or permanent residents; research doctoral programs; members of underrepresented groups

Institution Eligibility
U.S. domestic institutions

Additional Information

The purpose of the NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award is to support a defined pathway across career stages for outstanding graduate students who are from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in neuroscience research. This two-phase award will facilitate completion of the doctoral dissertation and transition of talented graduate students to strong neuroscience research postdoctoral positions, and will provide career development opportunities relevant to their long-term career goal of becoming independent neuroscience researchers. For the F99/K00 award, individuals may receive up to 6 years combined support for both phases, which includes up to 2 years in the F99 fellowship phase and up to 4 years in the K00 career development phase.

Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to submit a Letter of Intent to Dr. Michelle Jones-London. See Program Announcement for details. The due date for the Letter of Intent is 30 days prior to the application due date.

Relevant Policy Notices
NOT-OD-17-003 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) Postdoctoral Stipends, Training Related Expenses, Institutional Allowance, and Tuition/Fees Effective for Fiscal Year 2017