The National Institutes of Health is offering a new grant program, the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award Program, to support young researchers who have not yet been awarded an NIH research project grant or similar.
Applicants must hold an independent research position at a U.S. institution as of September 20, 2007, and must have received their most recent doctoral degree or completed their medical internship and residency in 1997 or later. Applicants may not have served as a PI on an R01 or equivalent grant (e.g., R23, R29, R37, or U01) or leader of a P01 or center grant peer-reviewed project.
Awards will be for up to a total of $1.5 million in direct costs (average of $300,000 per year) for a five-year period. NIH anticipates making 14 awards.
The application deadline is May 22, 2007. More information is available at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/new_investigators/innovator_award/.