Equipping Scientists for Success in the Scientific Workforce

The FASEB MOSAIC program aims to support promising postdoctoral researchers selected for MOSAIC K99/R00 awards transition into independent faculty roles at research-intensive institutions. Participating scholars receive five years of professional development, mentoring, networking, and research support to help them continue their research career advancement. 

MOSAIC supports FASEB’s pursuit of diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusivity in the scientific workforce, while contributing to the national capacity to advance health research outcomes and address scientific challenges. 


The FASEB MOSAIC program, funded by the National Institute of General Medical Science’s Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Institutionally Focused Research Education Award (UE5GM155929), is designed to support a cohort of early-career, independent investigators from diverse backgrounds as they transition into research-intensive faculty careers. The program aims to diversify the biomedical research community and contribute to long-term improvements in inclusive research environments at institutions and within scientific societies. This support, in turn, will lead to advancements in health research outcomes by bringing diverse perspectives to address scientific challenges.

MOSAIC scholars (K99/R00 grantees) receive support in research team management through training, mentoring, and networking. The program aims to help scholars 

  • Build research management skills by leveraging our network of experts and mentors across scientific societies
  • Cultivate resilience and build confidence to overcome barriers, achieving research career milestones both within their institutions and through professional service
  • Benefit from lasting support systems that involve skills development, peer support, and safe spaces

Key Components and Timeline

The MOSAIC program supports scholars’ professional development across three core categories:

  • Bolstering of Foundational Skills for Research Careers
  • Development of Core Professional Skills
  • Fostering Individual Resilience

To ensure a curriculum that best meets the individual scholars' professional development needs, scholars complete an onboarding survey to identify areas for which they would like additional enrichment as well as opportunities to opt-out or participate asynchronously via on-demand content. Scholars also receive a one-time travel stipend to defray travel costs associated with participation in a scientific conference of their choice. 

  • Establish professional development goals and needs with MOSAIC mentor
  • Take part in virtual offerings in foundational and professional skills development
  • Complete course in resilience and self-advocacy
  • Complete bias workshop
  • Participate in 3.5 day in-person workshop and networking event

  • Regularly engage with MOSAIC mentor to assess progress toward professional goals
  • Complete inclusion and belonging workshop
  • Continue development of foundational and professional skills 
  • Participate in effective grant writing workshop
  • Participate in mock study section workshop
  • Participate in 3.5 day in-person workshop and networking event

  • Regularly engage with MOSAIC mentor to assist with transition from mentored scholar to independent researcher
  • Take part in near-peer mentoring of subsequent FASEB MOSAIC scholars
  • Participate in virtual offerings in navigating academic research career progression
  • Participate in 3.5 day in-person workshop and networking events


For inquiries about the FASEB MOSAIC program, email us.  

Program Administration

The FASEB MOSAIC program is supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under Award Number UE5GM155929. 

  • Program Director/Principal Investigator: Yvette Seger, PhD, Director of Strategic Scientific Program Advancement, FASEB
  • Co-Principal Investigator: Michael Schaller, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, West Virginia University School of Medicine