High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program

NIH Director's New Innovator Award

NIH Director's New Innovator Award

Part of the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program, the award supports exceptionally creative early career investigators who propose innovative, high-impact projects.
  • Must have Early Stage Investigator status (completed doctoral degree or medical residency within last 10 years and never received an NIH R01 or equivalent award)
  • Single PI only
  • No preliminary data required
  • $1.5 million in direct costs disbursed in first year of 5-year project period
  • Minimum of 25% research effort



Application Information

Funding Opportunities
FY 2018

Closed September 8, 2017

See NOT-OD-17-106 & NOT-OD-17-111 for NIH response to Hurricane Harvey
See NOT-OD-17-113 for NIH response to Hurricane Irma

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This page last reviewed on October 5, 2017