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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! 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.​

NEW! 2014 Early Independence Awardees 
NEW! 2014 New Innovator Awardees 
NEW! 2014 Pioneer Award Recipients 
NEW! 2014 Transformative Research Awardees

 

 

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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