High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program

Funding opportunities for outstanding scientists at all career stages

The High-Risk, High-Reward Research program supports exceptionally creative scientists pursuing highly innovative research with the potential for broad impact in biomedical  or behavioral science. The program's four constituent NIH Director's awards provide a diverse set of funding opportunities.

NIH Director's Pioneer Award NIH Director's New Innovator Award NIH Director's Transformative Research Award NIH Director's Early Independence Award

Funding Opportunities

FY Pioneer Award New Innovator
Award
Transformative
Research Award
Early Independence
Award
2020 RFA-RM-19-005
Closes September 9, 2019
RFA-RM-19-006
Closes August 26, 2019
RFA-RM-19-007
Closes September 20, 2019
RFA-RM-19-008
Closes September 13, 2019

What Is the High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program? (1 minute video)

An audio-described version of this video is also available.

Join our Listserv or contact us at
     PioneerAwards@mail.nih.gov
     NewInnovatorAwards@mail.nih.gov
     Transformative_Awards@mail.nih.gov
     EarlyIndependence@od.nih.gov

This page last reviewed on April 8, 2019