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NIH Individual Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00)

The objective of the Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00) is to encourage and retain outstanding graduate students who have demonstrated potential and interest in pursuing careers as independent researchers. The award will facilitate the transition of talented graduate students into successful research postdoctoral appointments.

The F99/K00 award is intended for individuals who require 1-2 years to complete their Ph.D. dissertation research training (F99 phase) before transitioning to mentored postdoctoral research training (K00 phase). Applicants are expected to propose an individualized research training plan for the next 1-2 years of dissertation research training and a plan for 3-4 years of mentored postdoctoral research and career development activities that will prepare them for independent cancer-focused research careers.

The F99/K00 award is meant to provide up to 6 years of support in two phases. The initial (F99) phase will provide support for 1-2 years of dissertation research (final experiments, dissertation preparation, and selection of a postdoctoral mentor). The transition (K00) phase will provide up to 4 years of mentored postdoctoral research and career development support, contingent upon successful completion of the doctoral degree requirements and securing a cancer-focused postdoctoral position.

Current Funding Opportunities:

Last updated: December 2018


Fields of Study:

  • Biomedical, Behavioral, Health Services, or Clinical Services

Location:

  • United States

Program Type:

  • Research

Citizenship:

  • US Citizen
  • US National or Permanent Resident

Program Length:

  • Up to Six Years

Deadline:

  • December and April 

Special Considerations:

  • Extreme financial need
  • Underrepresented racial or ethnic group
  • Female
  • Disabilities

Degree Level:

  • Graduate