Notice of Clarification of Eligibility for K99/R00 Applications

Notice Number: NOT-OD-15-153

Key Dates
Release Date:   November 17, 2015

Related Announcements
 PA-15-083

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Purpose

This Notice clarifies the eligibility guidance for applicants to PA-15-083 "NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00)". Specifically:

Part 2. Section III.1. Eligible Applicants

Current Instruction
Eligible Individuals (Program Director/Principal Investigator)
K99 applicants must have no more than 4 years of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the initial or the subsequent resubmission or revision application, and must be in mentored, postdoctoral training positions to be eligible to apply to the K99/R00 program.

Revised Instruction
Eligible Individuals (Program Director/Principal Investigator)
Effective with applications for the February 12, 2016, due date and beyond, K99/R00 applicants must have no more than 4 years of postdoctoral research experience as of the relevant application due date regardless of whether it is a new or resubmission application. Individuals must be in mentored, postdoctoral training positions to be eligible to apply to the K99/R00 program.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

The Division of Biomedical Research Workforce
Office of Extramural Programs
Email: NIHTrain@mail.nih.gov

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