(CLOSED) RFA-CA-20-014 & RFA-CA-20-015 NCI Pathway to Independence Award for Outstanding Early Stage Postdoctoral Researchers (K99/R00 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) & (K99/R00 Independent Clinical Trial Required)

Sponsor Name: 
Description of the Award: 

The purpose of the NCI Pathway to Independence Award for Outstanding Early Stage Postdoctoral Fellows (K99/R00) program is to increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented, NCI-supported, independent investigators. This program is designed for postdoctoral fellows with research and/or clinical doctoral degrees who do not require an extended period of mentored research training beyond their doctoral degrees. The objective of this award is to facilitate a timely transition of these fellows from their mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions. The program will provide independent NCI research support during this transition to help awardees to launch competitive, independent research careers. Researchers in the scientific areas of data science and cancer control science are especially encouraged to apply.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is designed specifically for applicants proposing to serve as the lead investigator of an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or a separate ancillary clinical trial, as part of their research and career development. Applicants not planning an independent clinical trial, or proposing to gain research experience in a clinical trial led by another investigator, must apply to companion FOA (RFA-CA-20-014). Applicants proposing a clinical trial or an ancillary clinical trial as lead investigator, should apply to the companion FOA (RFA-CA-20-015).

For More Information: See NOFO's:

RFA-CA-20-014: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-20-014.html

RFA-CA-20-015: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-20-015.html


Limit (Number of applicants permitted per institution): 
Sponsor LOI Deadline: 
Jan 27, 2020
Sponsor Final Deadline: 
Feb 26, 2020
OVPR Application or NOI Instructions: 

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, click on the submit application on the right side of page and follow the required prompts to give us your contact information. If interest exceeds the sponsor's institutional limit, the Office of the Vice President for Research will hold an internal Limited Submissions competition.

To be considered as a Penn State institutional nominee, please submit a notice of intent by the date provided directly below.
Penn State OVPR NOI Deadline: 
Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 4:00pm
This limited submission is in downselect: 
Penn State may only submit a specific number of proposals to this funding opportunity. The number of NOIs received require that an internal competition take place, thus, a downselect process has commenced. No Penn State researchers may apply to this opportunity outside of this downselect process. To apply for this limited submission, please use this link:
OVPR Downselect Deadline: 
Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 4:00pm
David Wooten (Physics, ECOS) 12/20/2019