Inaugural NIH MOSAIC Scholars Meeting

The first meeting of scholars funded through the Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) program to promote faculty diversity is coming up Thursday, October 14 and Friday, October 15th from 12:00-4:00pm CT.

MOSAIC is an NIH-wide program designed to facilitate the transition of promising postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds into independent, tenure-track or equivalent research-intensive faculty positions. The program has two components: an individual postdoctoral career transition award (K99/R00), and a cohort-based mentoring and career development program that supports the scholars (UE5 research education cooperative agreement).

The meeting will feature:

  • Remarks from NIGMS director Dr. Jon Lorsch and NIH leadership, including NIH Director Dr. Francis S. Collins and NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity Dr. Marie Bernard
  • Scientific sessions by MOSAIC scholars presenting an overview of their research programs, chaired by multiple NIH institute directors
  • NIH staff panels highlighting programs for early career investigators at academic institutions and within the NIH Intramural Research Program

You can participate in the meeting through NIH Videocast, send questions or comments to, and tweet using #NIHMOSAIC.

Access the full agenda and register to attend on the meeting website.

MOSAIC K99 applications are accepted three times per year, and the next due date is October 27, 2021.

Thank you to Angela Byars-Winston for sharing!