I am writing to let you know about an upcoming webinar on Tuesday, September 7 at 2 PM ET for the NIH MOSAIC Program to promote faculty diversity, and to ask for your help in spreading the word to postdocs who would be interested, for example postdocs who are part of your IPERT/ Ciencia Puerto Rico program.
The MOSAIC program is designed to facilitate the transition of promising postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds into independent, research-intensive faculty careers in institutions. The program has two components: a postdoctoral career transition award to promote diversity(K99/R00), and a cohort-based mentoring and career development program that supports the scholars (UE5). The MOSAIC K99/R00 program supports early career scientists with demonstrated and compelling commitments and contributions to enhancing diversity in the biomedical sciences. MOSAIC scholars come from diverse scientific backgrounds, and 75% are from racial/ethnic groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences.
In addition to the postdoctoral transition award, MOSAIC scholars become members of scientific cohorts and participate in mentoring, networking, and professional development activities coordinated by MOSAIC UE5 awardees: The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB), or The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). NIH accepts applications for the MOSAIC K99/R00 award three times per year, and the next application receipt date is October 27, 2021. Please note, the MOSAIC K99/R00 award is limited to US Citizens and Permanent Residents.
Again, the informational webinar will be on Tuesday, September 7 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT. You can read more about the MOSAIC program and find log in information in a recent post on the NIGMS Feedback Loop Blog, as well as answers see answers to Frequently Asked Questions. We plan to post the slides and video on the MOSAIC website shortly after the webinar.
Please share information about the MOSAIC Postdoctoral Career Transition Award and webinar with postdocs at your institution and participants in your IPERT/ Ciencia Puerto Rico program. I am happy to answer any questions you have.
Kenneth D. Gibbs, Jr., PhD, MPH
Lead Program Officer, NIH MOSAIC Program
Chief, Undergraduate and Predoctoral Cross-Disciplinary Training Branch
Division of Training, Workforce Development and Diversity
National Institute of General Medical Sciences