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.
K99/R00 Funding Opportunity Announcements:
- NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
- NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00 - Independent Clinical Trial Required)