New Funding Opportunity Announcements and a Pre-Application Webinar for the BRAIN Initiative Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00)

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Program for BRAIN Initiative K99/R00 Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity announces funding opportunities and webinar.

NIH is proud to release a pair of funding opportunity announcements (PAR-18-813 and PAR-18-814) for the BRAIN Initiative Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00) program. The purpose of this program is to enhance workforce diversity in neuroscience and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented, NIH-supported, independent investigators from diverse backgrounds in BRAIN Initiative research areas. This program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers with a research and/or clinical doctorate degree from mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions. The program will provide independent NIH research support during this transition in order to help awardees to launch competitive, independent research careers.

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Applicants must have no more than 5 years of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the initial or the subsequent resubmission application. 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. For the purposes of these funding opportunity announcements, we consider women underrepresented in the disciplines pertinent to the BRAIN Initiative (underrepresented in the neurosciences/biomedical sciences). PAR-18-813 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 study to an existing trial, as part of their research and career development. PAR-18-814 is designed specifically for applicants proposing research that does not involve leading a clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or ancillary clinical trial. The first due date is August 1, 2018, and standard dates apply after that.

NIH hosted a pre-application webinar on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, from 1:00-2:00PM (EDT) to assist participants in putting together their application. Watch the video here!  Access the event program. (PDF)