As indicated in the K99/R00 program announcement, transition from the mentored phase (K99) to the independent scientist phase (R00) is NOT automatic. Transition to the independent phase is subject to NHLBI's review of your research progress and training/career development accomplishments during the K99 award, evaluation of your research plan, and proof of commitment from the sponsoring institution to which you have been recruited. Transition is intended to be continuous in time. An important transition resource can be found on the NIH webpage “New Investigators Program/Pathway to Independence Award, Questions and Answers”. All applicants should be aware that:
Before the R00 transition application deadline, you need to (1) find a suitable position as a tenure-track, full-time assistant professor (or equivalent) at an eligible institution, and once that is accomplished, (2) provide us with the required documentation to initiate the R00 phase of the award. When you are ready to prepare the R00 application, please use the following instructions and notify your NHLBI Program Official and Grants Management Specialist of your intentions.
Transition to R00 Instructions:
During the final year of the K99 phase and no later than 3 months before its anticipated end date, the proposed R00 grantee institution should send the application by email in PDF format to the NHLBI Grants Management Specialist listed in the eRA Commons account for your grant, and one copy to your NHLBI Program Official (PO):
Updated June 2015