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


Application Dates

Applications accepted on a rolling basis

For a complete overview of the FAER Transition to Independence Grant, including eligibility requirements and application instructions, download the grant instructions PDF.

Apply For Funding


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