Notice of Informational Webinar on the NIH Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Program Funding Opportunity Announcements (UE5 and K99/R00)

Notice Number: NOT-GM-19-058

Key Dates
Release Date: August 19, 2019

Related Announcements

PAR-19-342
PAR-19-343

Issued by
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Purpose

The purpose of this Notice is to inform potential applicants to the NIH Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Program to Enhance Diversity UE5 (PAR-19-342) and K99/R00 (PAR-19-343) funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) of an upcoming webinar on planning submissions to this program. Participation in the webinar, although encouraged, is optional and is not required for application submission.

Background

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recognizes the need to diversify the scientific workforce by enhancing the participation of individuals from groups identified as underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce. Diversity at all levels—from the kinds of science to the regions in which it is conducted to the backgrounds of the people conducting it—contributes to excellence in research training environments and strengthens the research enterprise. Promoting diversity in the extramural scientific workforce is critical to the success of the NIH mission and is consistent with the mandates of the 21st Century Cures Act. While scientific workforce diversity supports the NIH mission, expanding the pool of academic investigators from nationally underrepresented backgrounds in the biomedical research workforce has remained an elusive goal.

The Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) program is designed to facilitate the transition of talented postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds, for example individuals from groups underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce at the faculty level, into independent faculty careers in research-intensive institutions. The program has two components: an institutionally-focused research education cooperative agreement (UE5) and postdoctoral career transition award (K99/R00) to enhance diversity.

Webinar Information

Topic: Preparing an Application to the NIH Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Program

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 1:00- 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

During this webinar, you will learn about the MOSAIC program and the process for writing a UE5 or K99/R00 application.

To attend the webinar, please Join Webex meeting shortly before 1:00 p.m. EDT.

Meeting number (access code): 620 364 007

Meeting password: nigms

Join from a video system or application
Dial 620364007@nih.webex.com
You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.

Join by phone
Tap to call in from a mobile device (attendees only)
1-650-479-3208 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Kenneth D. Gibbs, Jr., Ph.D
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Email: kenneth.gibbs@nih.gov