The NIH Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) program is designed to facilitate the transition of promising postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds, such as individuals from groups underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce at the faculty level, into independent faculty careers at research-intensive institutions.
The program has two components:
- MOSAIC Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00). Supports postdoctoral scientistsfrom diverse backgrounds conducting research in areas within the NIGMS missionby providing up to 5 years of support in two phases. The initial (K99) phase provides support for up to 2 years of mentored postdoctoral research training and career development. The second (R00) phase provides up to 3 years of independent research support once the scholar transitions to an independent faculty position. Awardees must be US Citizens or Permanent Residents. For more information see: PAR-19-343. Please note, the first application deadline is February 12, 2020.
- MOSAIC Institutionally-Focused Research Education Cooperative Agreement to Promote Diversity (UE5).Supports scientific societieswhose members conduct research within the NIGMS mission. Awardees will provide skills development, mentoring, and networking opportunities that prepare cohorts of scholars supported by MOSAIC K99/R00 awards to transition into, succeed, and advance in independent faculty careers at research-intensive institutions. For more information see: PAR-19-342. Please note the first application deadline is November 15, 2019.
For additional information on both funding announcements, please see the MOSAIC website. We will host an informational webinar on Tuesday, September 24 at 1 PM ET for applicants to both the UE5 and K99/R00 programs (slides and video will be posted on the MOSAIC website following the webinar).