Research Management Group (RMG)

NIH National Cancer Institute (NCI)
The NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00) (RFA-CA-18-001)

Limited funding opportunity-only ONE application is permitted. Therefore, a university-wide internal selection process is required. The award will facilitate the transition of late-stage talented graduate students into successful cancer research postdoctoral appointments, and provide opportunities for career development activities relevant to their long-term career goals of becoming independent cancer researchers.

The applicant must have a baccalaureate degree and be currently enrolled as a graduate student in the third or fourth year of a mentored PhD or equivalent research degree program (e.g., EngD, DNSc, DrPH, DSW, ScD) in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences at a domestic institution. The applicant must be at the dissertation research stage of training at the time of award, and must show evidence of high academic performance in the sciences and commitment to a career as an independent cancer research scientist.


Number of applicants permitted: one (see the internal submission guidelines below)

 

Timeline:
Stanford Cancer Institute internal deadline: Jan. 11, 2018, 5 p.m. (see the internal submission guidelines below)
Date applicant to be notified by SCI to proceed with his/her application: Jan. 17, 2018
Letter of intent (to be submitted to NCI): Jan. 19, 2018
Deadline for submssion of application materials and completed PDRF form to the RMG Fellowship office: Feb. 14, 2018
Application receipt deadline: Feb. 21, 2018

NIH program announcement:
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-18-001.html

Purpose:
The award will facilitate the transition of talented graduate students into successful cancer research postdoctoral appointments, and provide opportunities for career development activities relevant to their long-term career goals of becoming independent cancer researchers.

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). Consequently, 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 career development support, contingent upon successful completion of the dissertation degree requirements and securing a postdoctoral position for further research training and career development leading to research independence. The two award phases are intended to be continuous in time. A  K00 award will be made only to a PD/PI who has successfully completed the F99-supported training, secured a postdoctoral appointment, and provided NCI with a strong research and career development plan.

NOTE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) does not allow applicants to propose to lead an independent clinical trial, but does allow applicants to propose research experience in a clinical trial led by a sponsor or co-sponsor.

Amount of funding:

 

Eligibility:

 

INTERNAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

By Jan. 11, 2018, 5 p.m., please submit one PDF file (file name: Last Name_NCI_F99/K00.pdf) containing the following in the order listed below to:

Denise Baughman
Project Manager
Stanford Cancer Institute
deniseb@stanford.edu
650-724-9547

File name: Last Name_NCI_F99/K00.pdf

1) Title page
The NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00) RFA-CA-18-001
Nominee name, title, department, email address
Name of the Ph.D. program:
Current year in the graduate program*:
(*reminder: nominees must be currently enrolled as a graduate student in the third or fourth year of a mentored PhD or equivalent research degree program)
Citizenship status or current Visa
Nominator name, title, department, email address

2) Nomination letter prepared by the primary mentor and co-signed by the Department Chair or Division chair and be addressed to the Stanford Cancer Institute review committee
This letter should confirm that the nominee will be at the dissertation research stage of training at the time of award, and must provide "evidence of high academic performance in the sciences and commitment to a career as an independent cancer research scientist" .
The primary mentor must confirm his/her "sucessful track record of mentoring predoctoral students".
If the applicant is not a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident, the sponsoring institution must include information about the candidate’s visa status, an assurance that the candidate’s visa provides sufficient time to complete the F99 phase of the award at a U.S. institution, and assurance that there are no known obstacles (e.g. home country requirement) to the candidate obtaining a visa at the time of the K00 transition.


3) Dissertation Research Project summary-prepared by the nominee (one page)

4) Nominee's CV

 

Selection Process
The proposals will be distributed to an ad hoc Stanford Cancer Institute review committee. That committee will select the applicant to represent Stanford.


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