30 December 2010 11:09
The new NIH Director’s Early Independence Award (EIA) program is designed to help exceptional junior investigators leapfrog over traditional post-doctoral training and move into independent academic positions at U.S. institutions, directly upon completion of their graduate research degrees.
The NIH expects to issue up to 10 awards in fall 2011. To apply for these awards, outstanding junior investigators must identify a host institution. Alternatively, institutions may actively recruit exceptional junior scientists to apply for these positions. These awards will be very selective, and each institution may only submit up to two applications. EIA recipients will receive up to $250,000 in direct costs per year for up to five years for research that complements and enhances an institution's research program.
The Funding Opportunity Announcement may be found at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-10-019.html
The deadline for submitting Early Independence Award applications is January 21, 2011. Letters of intent are due December 21, 2010..