NIH Common Fund Initiatives
NIH Transformative Research Awards (R01) (RFA-RM-13-008)
The NIH Transformative Research Awards complements NIH’s traditional, investigator-initiated grant programs by supporting individual scientists or groups of scientists proposing groundbreaking, exceptionally innovative, original and/or unconventional research with the potential to create new scientific paradigms, establish entirely new and improved clinical approaches, or develop transformative technologies. Little or no preliminary data are expected. Projects must clearly demonstrate the potential to produce a major impact in a broad area of biomedical or behavioral research.
Deadline for application – October 4, 2013, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
This program expires on October 5, 2013.
NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5) (RFA-RM-13-009)
The NIH Director’s Early Independence Award Program supports exceptional investigators who wish to pursue independent research directly after completion of their terminal doctoral/research degree or clinical residency, thereby forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period and accelerating their entry into an independent research career.
Deadline for application – January 31, 2014, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
This program expires on February 1, 2014.
NIH Pioneer Award Program (DP1) (RFA-RM-13-006)
The NIH Pioneer Award initiative complements NIH's traditional, investigator-initiated grant programs by supporting individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose pioneering and possibly transforming approaches to addressing major biomedical or behavioral challenges that have the potential to produce an unusually high impact on a broad area of biomedical or behavioral research. To be considered pioneering, the proposed research must reflect substantially different scientific directions from those already being pursued in the investigator’s research program or elsewhere.
Deadlines for application – October 18, 2013, October 10, 2014, and October 9, 2015, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
This programs expires on October 15, 2015.
NIH Director's New Innovator Award Program (DP2) (RFA-RM-13-007)
The NIH Director’s New Innovator (DP2) Award initiative supports a small number of early stage investigators of exceptional creativity who propose bold and highly innovative new research approaches that have the potential to produce a major impact on broad, important problems in biomedical and behavioral research. The New Innovator Award initiative complements ongoing efforts by NIH and its Institutes and Centers to fund early stage investigators through R01 grants, which continue to be the major sources of NIH support for early stage investigators. The NIH Director’s New Innovator Award initiative is a component of the High Risk - High Reward Research Program of the NIH Common Fund.
Deadlines for application – October 25, 2013, October 17, 2014 and October 16, 2015, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
This program expires on October 17, 2015.
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