NIH Director's Pioneer Award

NIH Director's Pioneer Award

Part of the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program, the award supports exceptionally creative scientists pursuing new research directions to develop pioneering approaches to major challenges in biomedical and behavioral research.

• Open to all career stages
• Single PI only
• No preliminary data required
• Must be new scientific research direction
• $700,000 in direct costs per year for up to 5 years
• Minimum of 51% research effort in first 3 years
• 3 Letters of Reference required

Application Information

Funding Opportunities
FY 2018 RFA-RM-17-005
Due September 1, 2017
FY 2017 RFA-RM-16-005
Under Review


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