Luis Awarded K99 Pathway to Independence Award!

Post date: Aug 3, 2016 4:01:29 PM

Luis was one of 33 awarded K99 applications this year for his research in studying the cancer microenvironment; this corresponds to a 3% funding rate. The monetary compensation of the award equates to approximately $1 million over the course of five years to help Luis start his own lab in his transition to a tenure-track faculty member. The purpose of the NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) program is to increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented, NIH-supported, independent investigators. This program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers with a research and/or clinical doctorate degree from mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions. The program will provide independent NIH research support during this transition in order to help awardees to launch competitive, independent research careers.