Temporary Extension of Applicant Eligibility in PAR-19-343 "Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)"
Notice Number:
NOT-GM-20-051

Key Dates

Release Date:

August 10, 2020

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PAR-19-343 - Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Issued by

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Purpose

Under normal circumstances, individuals must have no more than four years of postdoctoral research experience to be eligible to apply for the MOSAIC Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity. The purpose of this Notice is to inform the extramural community that due to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the NIH will be providing up to a two-receipt date cycle extension of eligibility (roughly eight additional months) for prospective applicants meeting the requirements for submission of a K99/R00 application from the time period covered by the June/July 2020 due dates through the February/March 2021 due dates.

Implementation

For eligible applicants submitting New or Resubmission applications, the two-receipt date cycle extension will be automatically accepted by the NIH; no additional documentation is required. However, prospective K99/R00 applicants who wish to receive non-COVID-related extensions (e.g., childbirth or adoption, military service, health-related issues, natural disasters) must continue to provide relevant documentation.

To aid potential applicants in determining whether they are eligible for the extension, the following examples are provided:

Example 1: For individuals whose eligibility ended with the June/July 12, 2020 due dates, the temporary extension would allow them to apply for the K99/R00 in October/November 2020 or February/March 2021.

Example 2: For individuals whose eligibility would normally end with October/November 12, 2020 due dates, the temporary extension would allow them to apply in February/March 2021 or June/July 2021.

Example 3: For individuals whose eligibility would normally end with February/March 12, 2021 due dates, the temporary extension would allow them to apply in June/July 2021 or October/November 2020/2021.

This policy may be subject to future updates.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

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


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