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Limited Submission: The KUH/NIDDK Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award

The Office of Fellowships and The Graduate School is seeking applicants for the F99/K00 Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (KUH/NIDDK) transition award.  This award is administered by the National Institutes for Health (NIH) and seeks to attract outstanding graduate students who have the desire to transition from their current PhD training program into postdoctoral positions in the Kidney, Urologic, or Hematologic sciences (K, U, and H). The F99/K00 award provides up to 2 years of funding to complete the PhD training (F99 phase) and facilitates a stable transition into 3-4 years of mentored postdoctoral work (K00 phase).

Only 1 nominee per institution is allowed, therefore, all interested students who submit complete applications by the internal deadline will subjected to an internal nomination process, where a faculty committee will select the one nominee.  

Applicant Eligibility:
  • US citizen or non-citizen national
  • Lawful Permanent Resident
  • Non US-Citizen with a valid US visa
  • Currently enrolled as a third- or fourth-year student in a mentored PhD or equivalent program.
  • Must be at the dissertation stage of training
  • Extreme high academic performance in the sciences
  • Commitment to a career as an independent researcher in the Kidney, Urologic, or Hematologic sciences (K, U, and H).
  • Willingness to transition from a variety of fields, including but not limited to engineering, statistics, data sciences, imaging, biochemistry, and genetics to a postdoctoral position in K, U, and H research.  It is expected that the K00 research project will take a different direction than the F99 research project. 

If you are interested, please send an email to Latanya V. Williams, Associate Director of STEM programs, Office of Fellowships for complete instructions and a list of the required documents.   

The internal deadline is Tuesday, May 28 at 12:00 PM.