To enhance support for High Risk-High Reward research, the Common Fund has created four unique funding opportunities for scientists with exceptional creativity who propose highly innovative approaches to major contemporary challenges in biomedical research:
- NIH Director's Early Independence Award
- NIH Director's New Innovator Award
- NIH Director's Pioneer Award
- NIH Director's Transformative Research Award
NEW! 2013 High Risk-High Reward Research Awards Announced!
The NIH has announced 78 awards to support exceptional innovation in biomedical research. In 2013, the NIH is awarding 12 Pioneer Awards, 41 New Innovator Awards, 10 Transformative Research Awards, and 15 Early Independence Awards. The total funding, which represents contributions from the NIH Common Fund and multiple NIH institutes and centers, is approximately $123 million. Read the press release here.
HRHR researchers named as 2013 Allen Distinguished Investigators
Two NIH High Risk – High Reward Investigators, Jeff Gore, a 2012 New Innovator from MIT, and Markus Covert, a 2009 Pioneer from Stanford University, were selected as 2013 Allen Distinguished Investigators.
Two HRHR researchers awarded world’s largest brain research prize
Americans, Karl Deisseroth, a 2005 Pioneer Awardee, and 2012 Transformative Research Awardee, and Edward S. Boyden, a 2007 New Innovator, and 2012 Transformative Research Awardee and four European scientists were awarded the 2013 prize for their contributions to the development of “optogenetics.”