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NINDS Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research (K22)

Modified: September 7, 2015

The objective of this FOA is to support talented advanced postdoctoral investigators from backgrounds underrepresented in neuroscience research during their transition to independent research positions.  This K22 program is designed to assist transition to secure faculty positions, increase research faculty diversity and enhance the skills needed to progress to independent NIH or other independent research support.

The K22 award will provide up to 5 years of support in two phases. The candidate must propose a research project that will be pursued during Phase I and continue into an independent project during Phase II of the award. Consequently, the K22 applicant must have ownership of the project and by explicit agreement of the mentor, must be able to take the project with him/her upon transition to independence.  During Phase II, it is expected that K22 recipients will apply for independent research grant support as soon as possible.
Prior to preparing an application, individuals are strongly encouraged to contact the Scientific/Research Contact listed at the end of the full solicitation for any questions concerning the program.  Applications that do not fall within the current mission interests of the NINDS will not be accepted.

Candidates for this award must have earned a terminal clinical or research doctorate or a combined clinical and research doctoral degree; have at least 2 years of postdoctoral training in neuroscience research at the time of submission of the initial application; and have no more than a total of 5 years postdoctoral experience at the time of application.  Please see the full solicitation for additional details.

Standard due dates apply: October 12; February 12; June 12

The Office of Research Development offers assistance in identifying and facilitating collaborations, putting together interdisciplinary teams, programmatic and administrative development of large, cross-school proposals, and leveraging institutional resources for outreach and education. Contact Fruma Yehiely, Associate Vice President for Research, Director of ORD, for more information.

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