The KUH Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The purpose of the Kidney, Urology or Hematology (KUH) Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Transition Award (F99/K00) is to recruit truly exceptional graduate students, who are currently not involved in Kidney, Urology or Hematology (K, U or H) research, and provide them a stable transition into a postdoctoral research experience focused on K, U, or H research. Strong candidates will bring novel approaches and diverse perspectives from fields including, but not limited to, engineering, statistics, data science, imaging, biochemistry, neuroscience and genetics. Graduate students who are already involved in K, U, or H research are not eligible for this F99/K00 award and are instead encouraged to apply for the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31, PA-21-051). Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the NIDDK Program Official early in the process to discuss eligibility and program goals.

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.

Deadlines:

  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): 30 days prior to the application due date.​
  • Application Due Date(s): Aug 1, 2022; Nov 30, 2022; March 30, 2023; Aug 1, 2023; Nov 30, 2023; April 2, 2024; Aug 1, 2024; Dec 3, 2024; April 1, 2025

RFA-DK-21,033 Expiration Date April 02, 2025

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

The nominee is to be selected based on faulty evaluation of an applicant's potential and desire to become a successful independent Kidney, Urologic, or Hematologic researcher.

Eligibility Requirements

F99 Eligibility: Domestic institution/organization types listed above that grant PhD or equivalent research degrees (e.g., Dr.P.H., Sc.D.) are eligible to submit an application. There is no limit on the number of F99 applications that an organization may sponsor.

K00 Eligibility: Domestic institution/organization types listed above, including Federal laboratories, are eligible to submit K00 transition phase applications on behalf of F99 awardees. There is no limit on the number of K00 awardees that an organization may sponsor. Note that if the F99 awardee accepts a postdoctoral position in the NIH intramural research program, the postdoctoral phase will be supported directly by NIH intramural funds and the K00 will not be awarded, since NIH intramural scientists are not eligible for NIH extramural grant awards.

Exceptional graduate students from a diverse and broad range of scientific disciplines including, but not limited to, engineering, statistics, data science, imaging, biochemistry, neuroscience and genetics are encouraged to apply. The applicant must have a baccalaureate degree, have completed their candidacy exam, and be at the dissertation research stage of training at the time of award. The applicant must be within two years of completing their mentored PhD or equivalent research degree program (e.g., Dr.PH, ScD) at the time of the application. The current dissertation research topic cannot be focused on K, U, or H research. Applications which propose K, U, or H research for the F99 phase are ineligible for this F99/K00 award and will be administratively withdrawn. Graduate students who are already involved in K, U, or H research are instead encouraged to apply for the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31, PA-21-051).

An applicant may be a citizen or a noncitizen national of the United States, have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (i.e., possess a currently valid Permanent Resident Card USCIS Form I-551, or other legal verification of such status), or be a non-U.S. citizen with a valid U.S. visa at the time of the award is made. For applications submitted on behalf of non-U.S. citizens with valid U.S. visas, the visa status during each phase of the F99/K00 award must allow the PD/PI to conduct the proposed research at the applicant institution. For the F99 phase of the award, the applicant F99 institution is responsible for determining and documenting that the applicant's visa will allow the applicant to remain in the U.S. to complete the F99 phase of the award, and that there are no known obstacles that would prevent the applicant from obtaining a visa for the K00 phase. For the K00 phase of the award, the U.S. institution at which the K00 phase of the award will be conducted is responsible for determining and documenting, in the transition application, that the PD/PI's visa will allow the PD/PI to remain in the U.S. for the duration of the K00 award. NIDDK may request verifying information as part of the pre-award process.

The F99/K00 award may not be used to support studies leading to the MD, DDS, or other clinical, health-professional degree (e.g., DC, DMD, DNP, DO, DPM, DVM, ND, OD, or AuD). Students matriculated in a dual-degree program (e.g. MD/PhD, DO/PhD, DDS/PhD or DVM/PhD) are not eligible for the F99/K00 program.

If an applicant completes all doctoral dissertation requirements or begins a postdoctoral position before an F99 award is issued, neither the F99 nor the K00 will be awarded.

Individuals who receive F99/K00 support remain eligible and are encouraged to apply for subsequent individual career development awards (e.g. K01, K08, K23) and Pathway to Independence awards (K99/R00) provided they meet program eligibility.

Please note that the NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) are a set of programs to attract and retain promising early-stage investigators in research careers by helping them to repay their student loans. Recipients of fellowship and career development awards are encouraged to apply for an extramural LRP award. Individuals are only eligible to apply for and receive LRPs after the granting of their doctoral level degree.

          Funding Type

          Fellowship
          Grant

          Eligibility

          Grad/Prof Students

          Category

          Engineering and Physical Sciences
          Environmental & Life Sciences
          Medical
          Medical - Basic Science
          Medical - Clinical Science
          Medical - Translational

          External Deadline

          April 2, 2024