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NIH Director's Pioneer and New Innovator Award Programs Launch 2008 Application Cycles

NIH Director's Pioneer and New Innovator Award Programs Launch 2008 Application Cycles

NIH is calling for applications for 2008 NIH Director's Pioneer Awards and New Innovator Awards. Both programs are part of the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research and support exceptionally creative scientists who take highly innovative approaches to major challenges in biomedical or behavioral research.

Pioneer Awards provide $2.5 million in direct costs over 5 years and are open to scientists at any career stage. New Innovator Awards provide $1.5 million in direct costs over the same period and are for new investigators who have not received an NIH regular research (R01) or similar grant.

NIH expects to make 5 to 10 Pioneer Awards and up to 24 New Innovator Awards in September 2008.

To continue its strong record of diversity in these programs, NIH especially encourages women and members of groups that are underrepresented in NIH research areas to apply.

The Pioneer Award application period is from December 16, 2007 to January 16, 2008. See http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-08-013.html for application instructions and http://nihroadmap.nih.gov/pioneer for more information. Send questions to pioneer@nih.gov.

Submit New Innovator Award applications between March 3 and 31, 2008. Application instructions are at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-08-014.html . Send questions to newinnovator@nih.gov.