Notice of Informational Webinar on the NIH Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Program Funding Opportunity Announcements (K99/R00 and UE5)
Notice Number:
NOT-GM-21-061

Key Dates

Release Date:

August 19, 2021

Related Announcements

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))

PAR-21-277 - Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Institutionally-Focused Research Education Award to Promote Diversity (UE5 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

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 K99/R00 (PAR-21-271, PAR-21-272, and PAR-21-273) and UE5 (PAR-21-277) 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, clinical, behavioral and social sciences (collectively termed "biomedical") research workforce. Individuals from all backgrounds deserve an equitable opportunity to engage in the biomedical research enterprise, to pursue their scientific interests and further their careers. Moreover, 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 — is integral to scientific excellence 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.

The MOSAIC program is part of NIH’s efforts to enhance diversity within the academic biomedical research workforce, and is designed to facilitate the transition of promising talented postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds, for example individuals from groups underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce at the faculty level, into independent, research-intensive faculty careers. The program has two components: an individual postdoctoral career transition award (K99/R00) to enhance diversity, and a cohort-based mentoring and career development program that supports the scholars (UE5). For more about the MOSAIC Program, including answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please visit: https://www.nigms.nih.gov/training/careerdev/Pages/MOSAIC.aspx

Webinar Information

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

Tuesday, September 7, 2PM EST

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

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://nih.zoomgov.com/j/1606371760?pwd=VWpsVy9WN01LVkdSbEl4NlVJTjIxZz09

Or One tap mobile:

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Webinar ID: 160 637 1760

Passcode: 108423

Participants requiring sign language interpretation and/or other reasonable accommodations should email info@nigms.nih.gov or call the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 at least 3 days prior to the event.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

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


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