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Developing Your K99/R00 and CASI Tammy Collins, PhD

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Wednesday, August 02, 2023
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Tammy Collins, PhD
Duke Postdoctoral Services Virtual Orientation

Postdocs often seek awards providing independent funding and financial support to facilitate the transition to faculty. The NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) is a competitive award that supports postdoctoral researchers through the final years of their postdoctoral work and as they transition to independent scientists. Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (CASI), offered by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF; headquartered in RTP), presents an award that provides $560,000 over five years to bridge advanced postdoctoral training and the first three years of faculty service. Both awards are open to non-US citizens from all countries. CASI awardees may conduct their research at US or Canadian institutions.

In this webinar, Tammy Collins, Program Officer at BWF and Duke PhD graduate, will give an overview of the K99/R00 and CASI programs and give tips on when to apply, which center to apply to, an overview of specific aims & other aspects, and finally will compare and contrast the K99/R00 and the CASI award. You will also learn about how BWF recently enhanced their CASI awards with increased postdoctoral stipend levels ($80,000-$85,000), and assistance to offset childcare expenses (up to $5,000/year).

Speaker: Tammy Collins, PhD, is a Program Officer at the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF), a nonprofit philanthropic organization whose mission is to nurture a diverse group of leaders in biomedical sciences to improve human health. At BWF, Collins directs the Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (CASI) program and the Innovations in Regulatory Science Awards (IRSA). Prior to joining BWF, she was the Director of the Office of Fellows' Career Development at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).

Contact: Molly Starback