NIH Director's New Innovator Award

Funding opportunities for unusually creative early stage investigators

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 in the biomedical, behavioral or social sciences within the NIH mission.

  • Single PI only
  • Must have Early Stage Investigator status (completed doctoral degree or postgraduate clinical training within last 10 years and never received a substantial NIH independent research award)
  • No preliminary data required
  • Minimum of 25% research effort
  • $1.5 million in direct costs split into two multi-year segments

Funding Opportunity

 
RFA-RM-21-016

Closed August 20, 2021

 
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