Transition to Independence Grant

Transition to Independence Grants (TIG) 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

Eligibility: 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

Funding Amount and Duration: $75,000 over one year

Research Time: 20%

Application Deadlines: Applications accepted on a rolling basis

To apply for the TIG or for a complete overview of the TIG, including eligibility requirements and application instructions, access the links below. Please contact the FAER office should you have any additional questions.

Apply for the TIG   TIG Instructions (PDF)


Contact the FAER office at (630) 912-2554 or [email protected].

Curated by: BH

Last updated by: BH

Date of last update: December 15, 2023