Internal Competition Completed


Principal Investigators Selected
  • Jifang Zhou, Department of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy

Program Summary

Program Summary

The objective of the NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00) is to identify and encourage outstanding graduate students who are recognized by their institutions as having high potential and strong interest in pursuing careers as independent cancer researchers, and then to facilitate their successful transition to postdoctoral positions.

The F99/K00 award is intended for individuals who require 1-2 years to complete their Ph.D. dissertation research training (F99 phase) before transitioning to mentored postdoctoral research training (K00 phase). Consequently, applicants are expected to propose an individualized research training plan for the next 1-2 years of dissertation research training and a plan for 3-4 years of mentored postdoctoral research and career development activities that will prepare them for independent cancer-focused research careers.

The F99/K00 award is meant to provide up to 6 years of support in two phases. The initial (F99) phase will provide support for 1-2 years of dissertation research (final experiments, dissertation preparation, and selection of a postdoctoral mentor). The transition (K00) phase will provide up to 4 years of mentored postdoctoral research and career development support, contingent upon successful completion of the doctoral degree requirements and securing a cancer-focused postdoctoral position. The two award phases are intended to be continuous in time. A K00 award will be made only to a PD/PI who has successfully completed the F99-supported training, secured a cancer-focused postdoctoral appointment, and provided NCI with a strong research and career development plan.

Note: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) does not allow applicants to propose to lead an independent clinical trial, but does allow applicants to propose research experience in a clinical trial led by a sponsor or co-sponsor.

    Application Limits

    Application Limits

    University is limited to one proposal.

    Additional Information

    Deadlines

    UIC Letter of Intent
    October 22, 2018
    UIC Internal Competition
    TBD
    Sponsor Letter of Intent
    N/A
    Sponsor Application
    February 22, 2019

    Letter of Intent

    Letter of Intent

    Letter of Intent (LOI) Form

    Depending upon the number of LOIs submitted, OVCR might be required to facilitate an internal peer review process to select UIC’s submission(s) to this program.  White paper instructions will distributed to those who have submitted LOIs.

    DEADLINES FOR LOIs and WHITE PAPERS ARE 12:00 PM (NOON) CHICAGO TIME

    Please contact RDS at RDS@uic.edu or 312-996-9969 with any questions.

    If an authorized principal investigator is not listed above, please consider the limited competition still open. Contact RDS@uic.edu for further information.