High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program

NIH Director's Early Independence Award

NIH Director's Early Independence Award

Part of the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program, the award supports outstanding junior scientists with the intellect, scientific creativity, drive, and maturity to flourish independently by bypassing the traditional post-doctoral training period.
  • Must complete doctoral degree or medical residency between June 1, 2016 and September 30, 2018
  • Must be in non-independent research position at time of application
  • Single PI only
  • Requires significant institutional support
  • Preliminary data not required
  • $250,000 direct costs per year for up to 5 years
  • Minimum of 80% research effort in first 2 years
  • 3-5 Letters of Reference required

Application Information

Funding Opportunities
FY 2018 RFA-RM-17-008
Due September 22, 2017
FY 2017 RFA-RM-16-006
Pending


               NIH Director's New Innovator Award FAQs

Contact us at EarlyIndependence@od.nih.gov

This page last reviewed on August 14, 2017