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NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00)

The award provides up to five years of support consisting of two phases. The initial award (K99) provides one to two years of mentored, postdoctoral support. The second phase (R00) provides up to three years of independent research support and is activated when the awardee accepts a full time tenure track (or equivalent) faculty position. Applicants must be in postdoctoral positions and may be at nonprofit, for-profit, or governmental agencies, including intramural NIH laboratories. Both U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens are eligible.

See  or see the NIH New Investigators Program Frequently Asked Questions 

See our current K99 grantees
See our current R00 grantees


Carol A. Shreffler
Carol Shreffler, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator
Tel (919) 541-1445
Fax (919) 541-5064
Training and Career Development Programs
Division of Extramural Research and Training
P.O. Box 12233
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

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