NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00)

The NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00) is an important fellowship to support dissertation level graduate students as they transition to postdoctoral research.  The objective of the NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00) is to identify and encourage outstanding graduate students who are recognized by their institutions as having high potential and strong interest in pursuing careers as independent cancer researchers, and then to facilitate their successful transition to postdoctoral positions.

 

The purpose of the NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00) is to encourage and retain outstanding graduate students recognized by their institutions for their high potential and strong interest in pursuing careers as independent cancer researchers. The F99/K00 award provides up to 6 years of support in two phases. The F99 phase will provide support for 1-2 years of dissertation research (final experiments, dissertation preparation, and selection of a postdoctoral mentor). Awardees then transition to the K00 phase, which provides up to 4 years of mentored postdoctoral research career development support at the US laboratory of their choosing. 

 

The NCI F99/K00 website is an excellent source for information, especially the material found under Resources

 

One doctoral candidate from Rutgers New Brunswick, Newark or RBHS Chancellor area may apply for the award. Predoctoral students in 3rd or 4th year of their health-related Ph.D. program who would like to be considered for nomination should send an email to Assistant Dean Teresa Delcorso-Ellmann (Teresa.delcorso@rutgers.edu) by October 4, 2019 with the following documents in a single PDF document:  CV, Specific Aims and a short note from their PI that they will support the student in the application process if they are nominated to apply.  The PDF filename should follow the following format:  Last name_First name_ NCI Transition Award. 

 

The student portfolios will be reviewed by a panel of faculty convened by ORED.  The due date for the Letter of Intent to notify NCI of our institutional nominee is November 4, 2019 and the application due date is December 4, 2019

 

Please encourage eligible students to apply to be considered for nomination.

 

Students and PIs with questions about the nomination process may contact me at Teresa.delcorso@rutgers.edu or Julia Zappi at jzappi@ored.rutgers.edu.