NIH Director's Early Independence Award

NIH Director's Early Independence Award

Part of the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program, the award supports outstanding junior scientists with the intellect, scientific creativity, drive, and maturity to flourish independently by bypassing the traditional post-doctoral training period.

• Must receive doctoral degree or complete medical residency between June 1, 2016 and September 30, 2018
• Must be in non-independent research position at time of application
• Requires significant institutional support
• Single PI only
• Preliminary data not required
• $250,000 direct costs per year for up to 5 years
• Minimum of 80% research effort in first 2 years
• 3-5 Letters of Reference required

Application Information

Funding Opportunities
FY 2018 RFA-RM-17-008
Due September 22, 2017
FY 2017 RFA-RM-16-006

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This page last reviewed on June 19, 2017