NIH Award Programs

Updated:May 20,2013

2013 NIH Director’s Award Programs:
Pioneer and New Innovator Awards
 
NIH welcomes proposals for 2013 NIH Director's Pioneer Awards and New Innovator Awards for innovative approaches to major challenges in biomedical or behavioral research. 

Pioneer Awards:
  • Up to $2.5 million in direct costs over 5 years
  • Open to scientists at any career stage
New Innovator Awards:
  • Up to $1.5 million in direct costs over 5 years
  • For early career stage investigators (ESI), defined as those who have not received an NIH R01 or similar grant and are within 10 years of completing their terminal research degree or medical residency.   
In order to continue its strong record of diversity in these programs, NIH especially encourages women and members of groups that are underrepresented in NIH research to apply.
 
The deadline for submitting Pioneer Award applications is October 9, 2012. See the instructions in the Funding Opportunity Announcement (RFA-RM-11-004) and more information. Send questions to pioneer@nih.gov
 
The deadline for submitting New Innovator Award applications is October 17, 2012. See the instructions in the Funding Opportunity Announcement (RFA-RM-11-005) and more information. Send questions to newinnovator@nih.gov.
 
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