Continuation of Temporary Extension of Applicant Eligibility in "Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00)" Funding Opportunity Announcements
Notice Number:
NOT-GM-21-057

Key Dates

Release Date:

August 17, 2021

Related Announcements

NOT-GM-20-051 - 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)"

NOT-GM-21-037 - Continuation of 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)

PAR-21-271 - Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

PAR-21-272 - Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 - Independent Clinical Trial Required)

PAR-21-273 - Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 - Independent Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required (BESH))

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 (K99/R00). The purpose of this Notice is to inform the extramural community that due to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, NIH will extend the two-receipt cycle extension (roughly eight additional months) of eligibility for prospective, eligible candidates for a MOSAIC K99/R00 application. Individuals whose final due date eligibility based on a 48-month eligibility window was either the June/July 2021 or October/November 2021 will have a 2 cycle extension of eligibility (to February/March 2022 and June/July, 2022, respectively). Individuals who have previously received the 2 cycle automatic COVID-based eligibility extension for K99/R00 submission are not eligible for an additional extension.

Implementation

For eligible applicants submitting New or Resubmission applications, the two-receipt cycle extension will be automatically accepted by the NIH; no additional documentation is required.

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

Example 1: For individuals whose eligibility would normally end with February/March 2021 due dates, the temporary extension described in NOT-GM-20-051 allowed them to apply for the K99/R00 in June/July 2021, and will allow them to apply in October/November 2021. They are not eligible for an additional 2 cycle extension to February/March 2022 or June/July 2022.

Example 2: For individuals whose eligibility would normally end with the June/July 12, 2021 due dates, the temporary extension would allow them to apply for the K99/R00 in October/November 2021 or February/March 2022.

Example 3: For individuals whose eligibility would normally end with October/November 12, 2021 due dates, the temporary extension would allow them to apply in February/March 2022 or June/July 2022.

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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