Friday, April 5, 2013
Applying for a Kangaroo Grant? Check your eligibility.
NIH recently released changes to the eligibility for K99/R00 "Pathway to Independence" grant awards. These awards are reserved for more junior researchers who are transitioning from mentored positions into principal investigator roles. In the past, applicants could have up to 5 years of postdoctoral research experience before applying. Now, with the new changes that will take effect in February of 2014, applicants will have no less than 1 year of postdoctoral mentored research training but no more than 4 years. Pay careful attention to the eligibility section if you are planning an application for next year's funding rounds.