Funding Opportunities 2012 NIH Director’s Award Programs: Pioneer and New Innovator Awards

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NIH Director’s Pioneer and New Innovator Awards Program NIH welcomes proposals for 2012 NIH Director's Pioneer Awards and New Innovator Awards for innovative approaches to major challenges in biomedical or behavioral research. Pioneer Awards: o Up to $2.5 million in direct costs over 5 years o Open to scientists at any career stage. New Innovator Awards: o Up to $1.5 million in direct costs over 5 years o 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. NIH expects to make at least 7 Pioneer Awards and at least 33 New Innovator Awards in summer 2012. 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 7, 2011. See the instructions in the Funding Opportunity Announcement RFA-RM-11-004 ( and for more information. Send questions to The deadline for submitting New Innovator Award applications is October 14, 2011. See the instructions in the Funding Opportunity Announcement RFA-RM-11-005 ( and for more information. Send questions to The NIH Common Fund encourages collaboration and supports a series of exceptionally high impact, trans-NIH programs. These programs are supported by the Common Fund, and managed by the NIH Office of the Director in partnership with the various NIH Institutes, Centers and Offices. Additional information about the NIH Common Fund can be found at The National Institutes of Health (NIH) –“The Nation's Medical Research Agency” – includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting basic, clinical and translational medical research, and it investigates the causes, treatments and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit


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Saludos, El NIH New Innovator Award es una excelente oportunidad ($1.5M, 5 años). Si tienen alguna duda o pregunta, yo manejo el area programatica, asi que aca en NIH a las ordenes. Alberto L. Rivera-Rentas, Ph.D. Program Director Division of Cell Biology and Biophysics Biophysics Branch: Membrane Synthesis and Function Topics: channels, gap junctions, transporters, and gating ( Division of Minority Opportunities in Research (MORE) Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Program ( NIH Director's New Innovator Award Program ( NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research Enhancing Neuroscience Diversity through Undergraduate Research Education Experiences (ENDURE) Program ( Tel: (301) 594-3900 Fax: (301) 480-2753 Email: Useful Web Sites: NIH Grants Policy Statement (rev. 10/2010) NIH Grant Policies, Guidelines, and Funding Opportunities: Roles and Responsibilities of NIH and Staff at Your Institution: