August 22, 2023
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
The purpose of this Notice is to inform potential applicants of an upcoming webinar on planning submissions 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) Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFOs). Participation in the webinar, although encouraged, is optional and not required for application submission.
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 NIHs efforts to enhance diversity within the academic biomedical research workforce, and is designed to facilitate the transition of promising 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
Topic: Preparing an Application to the NIH Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Program
During this webinar, you will learn about the MOSAIC program and the process for writing a K99/R00 or UE5 application.
Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM EDT
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Dial by location:
+1 669 254 5252 US (San Jose)
+1 646 828 7666 US (New York)
+1 551 285 1373 US (New Jersey)
+1 669 216 1590 US (San Jose)
Webinar ID: 160 151 7840
Advanced registration is not required. Please send program-specific questions not related to the webinar to the contacts listed under the Inquiries section. Participants requiring sign language interpretation and/or other reasonable accommodations should submit a request using the NIGMS contact us form at least 5 days prior to the event.