Unique NIH funding opportunities announced

The National Institutes of Health Common Fund recently posted two funding opportunities. The NIH Director's Pioneer Award supports innovative approaches to major challenges in biomedical or behavioral research. Deadline is Oct. 7. Applications do not require preliminary data or detailed budgets and provide up to $2.5 million over 5 years. Read RFA-RM-11-004 for detailed instructions on how to apply.

The NIH Director's New Innovator Award supports highly innovative research for new investigators with awards up to $1.5 million over 5 years. Deadline is Oct. 14 and details are available here. The NIH expects to make at least seven Pioneer Awards and at least 33 New Innovator awards in summer 2012.

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