High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program

NIH Director's Transformative Research Award

NIH Director's Transformative Research Award

Part of the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program, the award supports exceptionally innovative, unconventional, paradigm-shifting research projects that are inherently risky and untested.
  • Open to all career stages
  • Open to individuals or teams
  • No preliminary data required
  • No limits to budget
  • Effort commensurate to project needs
  • Clinical research proposals should follow NIH Institute-specific guidelines


Application Information

Funding Opportunities
FY 2018 RFA-RM-17-007
Due September 15, 2017
FY 2017 RFA-RM-16-007

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This page last reviewed on August 14, 2017