The MOSAIC program is designed to facilitate the transition of promising postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds into independent, research-intensive faculty careers. 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), The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), or the American Society of Microbiology (ASM). NIH accepts applications for the MOSAIC K99/R00 award three times per year, and the next application receipt date is October 12. Please note, the MOSAIC K99/R00 award is limited to US Citizens and Permanent Residents.
Again, the informational webinar will be on Tuesday, September 12 at 1 PM ET. 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.