The National Cancer Institute is currently accepting applications for its Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00). The grant supports outstanding postdoctoral researchers who do not require extended periods of mentored research training beyond their doctoral degrees prior to transitioning to research independence. It is designed to suit the career paths of postdoctoral fellows in data science and cancer control science.
A letter of intent is requested by Jan. 26, with applications due Feb. 26. Applicants must have no more than two years of postdoctoral research experience by the application due date. A nomination letter is required; however, preliminary data is not. Institutions may submit a combined total of up to three applications (one data science, one in cancer control science and one in “other sciences”), inclusive of both RFAs.