New fellowship opportunity for senior graduate students doing cancer research

The National Cancer Institute is seeking applications for the Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00). This award is intended to facilitate the transition of talented graduate students to successful cancer research postdoctoral appointments and provide opportunities for career development activities relevant to their long-term career goals of becoming independent cancer researchers.

Award amounts and funding periods: NCI intends to commit $1.4M in FY 2016 to fund up to 30 awards. For the F99 phase, award budgets are composed of stipends, tuition and fees, and institutional allowance. For the K00 phase, award budgets are composed of salaries and fringe benefits, tuition and fees, research and career development support, and indirect costs. NCI will contribute up to $50,000 in the first year toward the salary of the career award recipient. This will be increased to $53,300 for the second year, to $56,600 for the third year, and to $59,900 for a fourth year. For the F99/K00 award, individuals may receive up to 6 years combined support for both phases, which includes up to 2 years in the F99 fellowship phase and up to 4 years in the K00 career development phase.

Please note: This is a limited submission opportunity. OHSU may submit only one application so internal coordination is required. See OHSU’s Competitive Application Portal for submission instructions. Deadlines are as follows:
Internal:                  January 13th
Letters of Intent:  January 19th
Applications:         February 19th