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! 2014 High Risk-High Reward Research Awards Announced!
The NIH has announced 84 awards to support exceptional innovation in biomedical research. In 2014, the NIH is awarding 10 Pioneer Awards, 49 New Innovator Awards, 8 Transformative Research Awards, and 17 Early Independence Awards. The total funding, which represents contributions from the NIH Common Fund and multiple NIH institutes and centers, is approximately $141 million. Read the press release here.