The NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00 Independent Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required) research funding program from the National Institutes of Health supports a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers with a research and/or clinical doctorate degree from mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions. The program will provide independent NIH research support during this transition in order to help awardees to launch competitive, independent research careers. Types of studies that should be submitted under this FOA include studies that prospectively assign human participants to conditions (i.e., experimentally manipulate independent variables) and that assess biomedical or behavioral outcomes in humans for the purpose of understanding the fundamental aspects of phenomena without specific application towards processes or products in mind. Candidates for the K99/R00 award must have a clinical or research doctorate (including PhD, MD, DO, DC, ND, DDS, DMD, DVM, ScD, DNS, PharmD or equivalent doctoral degrees). Clinicians (including those with MD, DDS, DVM and other licensed health professionals) in a clinical faculty position that denotes independence in clinical responsibilities but not in research may also be eligible for the K99/R00 award. Applications are open to researchers of any nationality at US-based research institutions. The award provides salary and research expenses for 5 years. Opportunity ID: PA-20-189. Applications follow the standard NIH dates for K series grants: February 12, June 12 and October 12. The next applications close on June 12, 2023.