We want to bring to your attention an exciting new FOA designed to facilitate advancement of promising graduate students from diverse backgrounds underrepresented into neuroscience research. Please consider if you or your colleagues have eligible students who could benefit from this new initiative, and spread the news.
NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award (F99/K00)
The purpose of the NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award is to support a defined pathway across career stages for outstanding graduate students who are from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in neuroscience research. This two-phase award will facilitate completion of the doctoral dissertation and transition of talented graduate students to strong neuroscience research postdoctoral positions, and will provide career development opportunities relevant to their long-term career goal of becoming independent neuroscience researchers. Learn more at RFA-NS-17-009.
Informational Webinar on the NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award (F99/K00)
January 18, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
This webinar will take you through the process of putting together an application for the NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award. The webinar will go through each part of the application, including eligibility, specific aims and research strategy, sponsor and co-sponsor information, letters of reference and support, and the certification letter. The second half of the webinar will be a question and answer session for attendees.
To register for the webinar, please follow the following link: https://nih.webex.com/nih/onstage/g.php?MTID=eed329c2becd5b4115d7ab479c989d6ac. A registration link is available at the bottom of the link’s page.
NICHD CDBB Program Directors
(https://www.nichd.nih.gov/about/org/der/branches/cdbb/Pages/overview.aspx) Child Development and Behavior Branch (CDBB)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)
6710B Rockledge Dr, MSC 7002
Bethesda, MD 20892