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The NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00)

Link to NIH Announcement:  RFA-CA-20-048 


The goal of the NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00) is to identify and support outstanding graduate students as they complete their dissertation research training (F99), and help facilitate their transition in a timely manner to mentored, cancer-focused postdoctoral career development positions (K00 phase).

The F99/K00 award is intended for individuals who require 1-2 years to complete their PhD 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.

Limited Submission Guidelines:

Only one application is allowed per institution.  The GSBS will hold an internal submission process to select two candidates (one UTHealth, one MD Anderson)


An applicant must be:


Internal Selection Guidelines:

Internal Selection Application Materials (all to be uploaded as .pdf)

Please upload all internal selection application materials here: NCI F99/K00-2020 Internal Selection Application


For any questions regarding the submission process please contact Nicolle Patterson.