Transition to Independence Grant


Transition to Independence Grants aim to support the transition of investigators from mentored training-focused support to independent (non-mentored) research support.

Research Areas

Basic science, clinical, translational or health services research


Primary investigators (not co-investigators) who have completed work on a FAER Mentored Research Training Grant within the past two years and are in the process of revising and resubmitting an application for new independent research funding (R01/21, VA Merit, AHRQ or equivalent). The application for new independent funding should have received a priority score or percentile but have fallen just outside of the funding threshold




One year

Research Time


Deadline Dates

Applications accepted on a rolling basis

Transition to Independence Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For more information on the FAER Transition to Independence Grant, including eligibility requirements and application instructions, please contact the FAER office.

Grant Information


Contact the FAER office at (630) 912-2554 or