Guide to assembling a successful K99/R00 application

Peter Michaely, Suzette J. Bielinski, Kenneth Campbell, Franco D'Alessio, Delphine Dean, Yumei Feng Earley, Robert Paine, Guy Salama, Inga Peter

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The National Institutes of Health's (NIH) K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award offers promising postdoctoral researchers and clinician-scientists an opportunity to receive research support at both the mentored and the independent levels with the goal of facilitating a timely transition to a tenure-track faculty position. This transitional program has been generally successful, with most K99/R00 awardees successfully securing R01-equivalent funding by the end of the R00 period. However, often highly promising proposals fail because of poor grantsmanship. This overview provides guidance from the perspective of long-standing members of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Mentored Transition to Independence study section for the purpose of helping mentors and trainees regarding how best to assemble competitive K99/R00 applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere215
JournalJournal of Clinical and Translational Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - 29 Sep 2023


  • K99/R00
  • pathway to independence


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