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Program Snapshot

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:

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Program Highlights

Award Announcement
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.

 

Jeff GoreMarkus W. Covert
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.

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Karl DeisserothEdward S. Boyden
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.”

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Comparison of NIH Common Fund High Risk-High Reward Programs: Pioneer Award, New Innovator Award, Transformative R01, and Early Independence Award

 
Early Independence Award
Early Independence Award
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New Innovator Award
New Innovator Award
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Pioneer Award
Pioneer Award
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Transformative R01
Transformative Research Award
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