Notice of Clarification of Eligible Individuals for RFA-DK-18-024 "Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00)"

Notice Number: NOT-DK-19-025

Key Dates
Release Date: September 10, 2019

Related Announcements

RFA-DK-18-024

Issued by
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Purpose

The purpose of this Notice is to clarify the eligibility of applicants under RFA-DK-18-024 “Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00)”. Specifically, graduate students who are already involved in Kidney, Urologic or Hematologic research are not eligible to apply for this RFA. Part 1. Overview, Funding Opportunity Purpose; Part 2. Section 1. Funding Opportunity Description and Part 2. Section III. Eligible Applicants, Eligible Individuals have been revised as follows:

Part 1. Overview Information

Funding Opportunity Purpose

Current Language:

The purpose of the KUH/NIDDK Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00) is to recruit exceptional graduate students who are recognized by their institutions for their high potential and to incentivize them to pursue a Kidney, Urologic or Hematologic (K, U, or H) postdoctoral position that ultimately positions them to become independent K, U, or H researchers. This two-phase award will facilitate completion of the doctoral dissertation and stabilize the transition of highly talented Ph.D. candidates from a variety of fields, including, but not limited to, engineering, statistics, data science, imaging, biochemistry and genetics into strong postdoctoral appointments that are focused on K, U, or H research. It is anticipated that successful completion of this phased award will make the individual highly competitive for a subsequent NIDDK award (e.g., K99/R00, R01). Opportunities for career development activities relevant to their long-term career goals of becoming independent researchers will be provided. Graduate students who are already involved in K, U, or H research are encouraged to apply for the NIDDK F31 (PA-18-671).

Revised language:

The purpose of the KUH/NIDDK Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00) is to recruit exceptional graduate students who are recognized by their institutions for their high potential and to incentivize them to pursue a Kidney, Urologic or Hematologic (K, U, or H) postdoctoral position that ultimately positions them to become independent K, U, or H researchers. This two-phase award will facilitate completion of the doctoral dissertation and stabilize the transition of highly talented Ph.D. candidates from a variety of fields, including, but not limited to, engineering, statistics, data science, imaging, biochemistry and genetics into strong postdoctoral appointments that are focused on K, U, or H research. It is anticipated that successful completion of this phased award will make the individual highly competitive for a subsequent NIDDK award (e.g., K99/R00, R01). Opportunities for career development activities relevant to their long-term career goals of becoming independent researchers will be provided. Graduate students who are already involved in K, U, or H research are not eligible to apply for the F99/K00 under this RFA and are encouraged to apply for the NIDDK F31 (PA-18-671).

Part 2. Full Text of Announcement

Section I. Funding Opportunity Description

Current language:

The F99/K00 award is intended for individuals who require up to 2 years to complete their Ph.D. dissertation research training (F99 phase) and provide them with a stable transition into 3-4 years of mentored postdoctoral research (K00 phase). It is not expected that the F99 phase include Kidney, Urologic, or Hematologic disease research. Thus, it is expected that the research direction of the K00 phase will be different from that of the F99 phase as the individual transitions into Kidney, Urologic, or Hematologic disease research. Exceptional graduate students, including (but not limited to) engineers, statisticians, data scientists, imagers, biochemists and geneticists are encouraged to apply. It is anticipated that successful completion of this phased award will make the individual highly competitive for a subsequent NIDDK award (e.g., K99/R00, R01). Graduate students who are already involved in Kidney, Urologic, or Hematologic disease research are encouraged to apply for the NIDDK F31 (PA-18-671).

Revised language (changes in bold italics):

The F99/K00 award is intended for individuals who require up to 2 years to complete their Ph.D. dissertation research training (F99 phase) and provide them with a stable transition into 3-4 years of mentored postdoctoral research (K00 phase). It is not permitted that the F99 phase include Kidney, Urologic, or Hematologic disease research. Thus, it is expected that the research direction of the K00 phase will be different from that of the F99 phase as the individual transitions into Kidney, Urologic, or Hematologic disease research. Exceptional graduate students, including (but not limited to) engineers, statisticians, data scientists, imagers, biochemists and geneticists are encouraged to apply. It is anticipated that successful completion of this phased award will make the individual highly competitive for a subsequent NIDDK award (e.g., K99/R00, R01). Graduate students who are already involved in Kidney, Urologic, or Hematologic disease research are not eligible to apply for the F99/K00 and are encouraged to apply for the NIDDK F31 (PA-18-671).

Part 2. Full Text of Announcement

Section III. Eligible Applicants

Eligible Individuals (Program Director/Principal Investigator)

Current language:

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., Dr. PH, ScD). The applicant must be at the dissertation research stage of training at the time of award, and must show evidence of extremely high academic performance in the sciences and a stated commitment to a career as an independent Kidney, Urologic, or Hematologic research scientist. For more information about the K, U, and H research programs, please visit: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/about-niddk/offices-divisions/division-kidney-urologic-hematologic-diseasesThe current dissertation research topic does not need to be focused on K, U, or H research.


Revised language (changes in bold italics):

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., Dr. PH, ScD). The applicant must be at the dissertation research stage of training at the time of award, and must show evidence of extremely high academic performance in the sciences and a stated commitment to a career as an independent Kidney, Urologic, or Hematologic research scientist. For more information about the K, U, and H research programs, please visit: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/about-niddk/offices-divisions/division-kidney-urologic-hematologic-diseasesThe current dissertation research topic cannot be focused on K, U, or H research.

All other aspects of this Funding Opportunity Announcement remain unchanged.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Christine Maric-Bilkan, Ph.D.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Telephone: 301-435-0486
Email: christine.maric-bilkan@nih.gov