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I was recently awarded a #K99/R00 from the #NIH. Not going to lie, it was a lot of work and I got a lot of help. Also, NIH is complicated and intimidating. Here's some advice based on my experience, hopefully it will help others. #BlackInNeuro #FuturePI
First, what is a K99? Also called a career transition K award, it will fund 2 years as a postdoc and my first 3 years of my first faculty appointment. There's also a similar K22/R00 award that focuses on minority candidates.
I applied for the BRAIN initiative K99, which also focuses on increasing diversity. This particular award includes women as a URM (not usually the case). The eligibility window is extended to 5 years post PhD. Its restricted to US citizens.…
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Up until 9 months ago (green card 🙏), I was on an F1 visa for 13 years. This last measure is unbelievably cruel but perhaps you don't realize how many other hurdles international students face. This is what it was like for me 👇 #StudentBan #InternationalStudents 1/n
Step 1: Apply to college, get accepted. That's where it ends for US citizens & permanent residents. For undergrads and MS students, you first have to show the school that you already have the $$ to pay for tuition AND everything else for yr 1 - they issue an I-20 #StudentBan 2/n
You then take that I-20 to apply for a #F1visa and it's up to the consul to decide whether your family has enough $$ to pay for your education. The consul that reviewed my visa app for undergrad almost denied me mine. I was almost in tears during that entire appt #StudentBan 3/n
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