2007 NIH Director's New Innovator Award Program (DP2)

Submission Date: May 22, 2007

It is anticipated that at least 14 awards will be made.

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 budget/project period, plus applicable Facilities and Administrative costs to be determined at the time of award.

The NIH Director's New Innovator Award, created this year, addresses two important goals: stimulating highly innovative research and supporting promising new investigators. New investigators may have exceptionally innovative research ideas, but not the required preliminary data to fare well in the traditional peer review system. As part of its commitment to increasing the success of new investigators, NIH has created the NIH Director's New Innovator Award to support exceptionally creative new investigators who propose highly innovative approaches that have the potential to produce an unusually high impact. The New Innovator Award program complements the more traditional R01 mechanism, which continues to be the primary source of funding for new investigators.

For more information, visit the New Innovator Award Program webpage.