The NIH Common Fund offers novel funding opportunities for junior scientists, Early Stage Investigators, and established Principal Investigators through the NIH Director’s: Early Independence Award, New Innovator Award, Pioneer Award, and Transformative Research Award. The program provides unique opportunities for exceptionally creative scientists to pursue highly innovative approaches, addressing major challenges in behavioral, biomedical, or social science research. Any topic relevant to the broad mission of NIH is welcome.
We encourage you or others at your institution who are interested to engage with us throughout the year and ultimately apply to the suite of our novel funding opportunities. Our Funding Opportunity Announcements are available annually in the spring with application deadlines ranging from late August to September.
For more information, please visit our website or contact the mailbox of your program of interest: EarlyIndependence@od.nih.gov, NewInnovatorAwards@mail.nih.gov, PioneerAwards@mail.nih.gov, or Transformative_Awards@mail.nih.gov.