The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is offering a new postdoctoral opportunity to promote diversity in science. Called the BRAIN Initiative Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity award, this opportunity seeks to provide a mentored training experience to postdoctoral students from diverse backgrounds. Mentored training through this program will help postdocs transition into independent, tenure-track faculty positions (or equivalent) within a reasonable amount of time. Researchers will develop skills enabling them to apply and be competitive for future funding opportunities under the NIH BRAIN program.
The BRAIN Initiative, or Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative, was developed to expand and revolutionize the understanding of the human brain. NIH seeks to support underrepresented groups in science as they make the transition from postdoctoral training to junior faculty positions.
Applicants must have no more than 5 years of postdoctoral research experience at the time of application. Mentored programs last at least 12 months. NIH will fund this opportunity via the K99/R00 mechanism, which is a Career Transition Award/Research Transition Award.
Application deadlines for new applications are February 10, June 10, and October 9, 2020. Deadlines for 2021 and 2022 have also been posted.