Funding Fest 2021 event at UC San Diego
Please join us to learn about the NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) with Professor Pamela Mellon. The NIH K99/R00 program provides support to postdocs to facilitate transition to independence. The award will provide up to five years of support consisting of two phases. The initial phase will provide 1-2 years of mentored support for highly promising, postdoctoral scholars. This phase will be followed by up to 3 years of independent support contingent on securing an independent research position. AND non-US citizens are eligible to apply. Professor Mellon will give an overview of the program, share her experience as a reviewer, and provide valuable tips to help your application stand out.
Prof. Pamela Mellon is the Vice-Chair for Research and Professor of Reproductive Medicine and Neuroscience at UC San Diego. Her lab studies how the brain and pituitary interact to produce hormones that control reproduction in mammals using a variety of molecular, cellular, physiological, and genomic approaches. She is the director of the NICHD Center for Reproductive Science and Medicine, the NIH Postdoctoral Training Program in Reproductive Sciences and UC San Diego Transgenic Mouse and Embryonic Stem Cell Core. Dr. Mellon is also the recipient of the MENTOR Award from the NIH NICHD and has been chair and member of the NIH Endocrinology Study Section for multiple years. In addition, she is the 2013 recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Scholar Mentoring, the 2014 recipient of the Women in Endocrinology Mentor Award, the 2017 recipient of the Society for Neuroscience Mentoring Award, and the 2018 Health Sciences Mentoring Award.