The primary purpose of the Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) program is to increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented NIH-supported independent investigators.
The program is designed to facilitate a timely transition from a mentored postdoctoral research position
to a stable independent research position with independent NIH or other independent research support at an earlier stage than is currently the norm.
Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact the relevant NIH staff for IC-specific programmatic and budgetary information:
Table of Institute and Center Contacts.
Mechanism of Support.
This FOA will utilize the K99/R00 award mechanism Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards.
Awards issued under this FOA are contingent upon the availability of funds and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
It is anticipated that 150 to 200 competing K99/R00 awards will be issued for this program in each fiscal year.