The NIH is currently seeking "high risk, high impact proposals" for its 2010 NIH Director's Pioneer Awards and New Innovator Awards Programs, both of which are part of the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research.
Pioneer Awards provide up to $2.5 million in direct costs over 5 years and are open to scientists at any career stage. New Innovator Awards provide up to $1.5 million in direct costs over the same period and are for early stage investigators who have not yet received an NIH regular research (R01) or similar NIH grant.
The deadline for submitting New Innovator Award applications is October 27, 2009. For more information, please see the instructions in the RFA (RFA-RM-09-011) and http://nihroadmap.nih.gov/newinnovator.
Thanks to Ellie Murcia of the NIH Office of the Director for notifying us of these opportunities.