High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program

NIH Director's New Innovator Award

NIH Director's New Innovator Award

Part of the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program, the award supports exceptionally creative early career investigators who propose innovative, high-impact projects.

  • Must have Early Stage Investigator status and completed doctoral degree or medical residency within last 10 years
  • Must have New Investigator status and never received an NIH R01 or equivalent award
  • Single PI only
  • No preliminary data required
  • $1.5 million in direct costs disbursed in first year of 5-year project period
  • Minimum of 25% research effort

Application Information

Funding Opportunities
FY 2018 RFA-RM-17-006
Due September 8, 2017
FY 2017 RFA-RM-16-004

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This page last reviewed on August 11, 2017