K99/R00 - BRAIN Initiative Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity

K99/ R00*

K99/R00 - BRAIN Initiative Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity

Purpose
To enhance biomedical research workforce diversity by supporting a mentored research experience (K99) followed by independent research (R00) for postdoctoral fellows working in research areas supported by the BRAIN Initiative. 

Program Announcement
PAR-18-814 - BRAIN Initiative Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00  Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Program Announcement
PAR-18-813 - BRAIN Initiative Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 Independent Clinical Trial Required)

Due Dates for New Applications
February 12, June 12, October 12

Due Dates for Resubmission Applications
March 12, July 12, November 12

Appointee Eligibility
Postdoctorate/residency; U.S. citizens or permanent residents; Member of an underrepresented group

Institution Eligibility
U.S. domestic institutions

Additional Information
This program is designed to enhance biomedical research workforce diversity and foster a strong cohort of new, highly skilled and well trained, NIH-supported, independent investigators from diverse backgrounds (including nationally underrepresented groups) working in research areas supported by the BRAIN Initiative, as highlighted in BRAIN 2025: A Scientific Vision. The BRAIN Initiative K99/R00 award is intended for individuals from diverse backgrounds (including nationally underrepresented groups) who are working in research areas supported by the BRAIN Initiative, who have no more than five years of postdoctoral research experience, and who require at least 12 months of mentored research training and career development (K99 phase) before transitioning to the independent research (R00) phase of the program.

Eligible individuals for this program will be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who fall in one of the categories defined in the Notice of NIH's Interest in Diversity. Women have been shown to be underrepresented in doctorate-granting research institutions at senior faculty levels in most biomedical-relevant disciplines by the National Science Foundation and for the purposes of this funding opportunity announcement would be considered as eligible candidates for this diversity program. All research areas within the BRAIN Initiative are encouraged (including but not limited to engineering, computer science, statistics, mathematics, physics, chemistry and neuroethics).

Relevant Policy Notices
NOT-NS-18-041 - Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for BRAIN Initiative Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00)