Abhijit Parolia is Awarded The NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award

By Lidija Fremeau | December 2 2019

The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition (F99/K00) Award supports outstanding PhD and other research doctoral candidates who complete their dissertation research training (F99 phase) and transition in a timely manner to mentored, cancer-focused postdoctoral career development research positions (K00 phase).

This is a 6-year fellowship that funds 2 years of PhD training followed by 4 years of post-doctoral training in cancer-focused laboratories housed within US institutions. Every university gets to nominate only one candidate for this fellowship – which constitutes the institution-sponsored applicant pool that is reviewed by the NCI.

Abhijit ParoliaFrom the Chinnaiyan lab, Abhijit Parolia was nominated and has been awarded this grant.

“As a young trainee, it is very encouraging and gratifying to know that my research ideas are credible and worthy of receiving extramural funding. This fellowship has provided a fresh impetus to my aspiration of becoming an independent cancer researcher in academia and has further reinforced my research curiosities.”

Congratulations, Abhijit! The recognition is well deserved!